Replaced a Ford 3000 yard ornament and JD X485 mower. Purchased with RCK-60-29B belly mower and LA364 FEL. Does not mow as well as the 485 but much better than the JD 240 the 485 replaced.
Purchased a Land Pride BB1548 and with it and the FEL was able to clean out and re-sculpt half acre pond during last summer's drought. Did pump it dry first. Works great, getting firewood up out of the woods and with a Land Pride RCR1548 rotary cutter keeps a 10 acre pasture groomed. Could use 60" rotary cutter but the 48" works better in my wooded areas.
I remove the mower and FEL often with no complaints that practice hasn't solved. Handled 2010/11 and 12/13 winter snow with 72" rear blade and FEL. No fluid in tires. Do have an issue with the 3 point linkage and belly mower raising and lowering from the same control.
As a result I've bent and had to replace 3 point linkage parts because I backed up with the mower down and hung the linkage up in a bank. I felt a bit stupid and I pay more attention now. I agree with other reviews that the turn signal switch is easily activated with your knee. I'm 6' 3" and that may be part of it. Could use a bigger tool box but I'd just fill it.