/ Well used X 500 Impulse buy #21
- Oct 23, 2012
- North Idaho
- Rhino 554, Ford 550 TLB (JD X500, MTD, Gilson riding mowers) Ford 3000-Sold
Yeah we really did, and It was was used commercially for over a decade for multiple rental properties my dad owned when he was offered a virtually new Honda Hydrostat mower which he bought he gave us the MTD within about three years he started to intensely dislike the Honda and paid us to mow his home yards and a couple others with both the MTD and the Honda. I will fix the MTD with whatever I can find that is a good serviceable deck. because like the Deere X 500 it has a very smooth Hydrostat and the Industrial/ Commercial Briggs opposed twin still also still runs great.Oh..so its a very old machine. Guess you got your money worth from it then.
The Honda ( 4518)s were plagued with a Jerky hydro that even trained Honda techs sometimes couldn't fix or wouldn't stay fixed, which is a non smooth cruise.
They jerk constantly- a forward back problem. not to mention many other design problems. i have that hydro mower as well but it is broken down. I may just sell it as a parts machine. Does have a neat engine set up a liquid cooled inline 2 cylinder.