Deere transmission question
So I was looking into a new mower for the 2011 season. I won't go into specifics about why I arrived at my decision to select a John Deere or a tractor vs. ZTR, but it was an internal debate over the last year or two as I realized my current tractor was on the way out.
Anyway, I was thinking of purchasing an X320 until I began to read reviews on CTR describing transmission problems owners had been encountering. The 300 series use TuffTorg K46 & K48 transmissions while the X500series only states that it is an automatic transmission w/ diff lock. Does anyone know what Deere is using in the X500 series? Do I really need to spend an extra $1600.00 simply to get a reliable transmission? I checked out the specs for the 2011 lineup and they seem to be using the same transmissions as the 2010 models that owners were complaining about?