Just purchased a new LX3310 with FEL and 60" mid mount mower today. Just wondering how folks are liking these machines that already have one.
In October (after an 11 month wait) I upgraded slightly from my B2620 to the LX3310, with an LA535/60" loader, and the third function valve kit. No cab—I prefer to really see/hear everything that is going on.
Overall, I think
I like it better, with just a few minor complaints (see below)... But it will take a full season for a verdict. Naturally it’s been an adjustment due to my deep familiarity with my smaller B2620 and unfamiliarity with the new machine.
Certainly the regeneration process is a pain—if it comes on toward the end of a session, you have to keep going a full 20-30 minutes to let the process finish. But in the long run that should be an improvement, right?
My land is pretty hilly, and I find the 3310 a little tippy compared the 2620 (both with weight in the tires).
I’m very happy to now have a quick attach loader, and also finally got a quick hitch for the rear.
On the front in addition to the ordinary bucket I bought an Artillian system with swappable grapple, pallet forks, and stump digger attachments which have proved handy. Not quite as easy to swap on/off as advertised, but I should get better at it.
On the back I just bought a Big Tool Rack Ultimate carryall, which should help add some weight to stabilize the tractor and also is proving to be a great convenience as far as doing various landscaping chores around the property.
Lastly I opted for the 72" mid-mount mower (in addition my old Bush Hog), and that has been less finicky than my old mid-mount for the B2620. One thing I don’t like is the metal “chute” for spitting out clippings. Mine got bent in front almost the first time I mowed around a big tree. Pretty flimsy. I much prefer a hard rubber or flexible hard plastic chute, but my parts guys say that doesn't exist for this model. Grrr.