Review By : planelvr on Jun 8 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $1,800.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Purchased From : HFS Baroda Michigan
Strengths I like the overall placement of the pedals and controls. The engine is powerful and handles the 2 acres I have sometimes with tall grass on the back part. Some thought went into the design of the features like brake lock, cruise control, cup holder, gas tank filler, and easy removal of the deck. This is the right size tractor for my use.
Weaknesses The engine smokes a lot at startup. This started at about 14 hours of use. I have tried SAE 30 and added STP to no avail. Probably an oil drain problem in the valve cover. The engine can break the belt if the mower is engaged on a very cold day. I feel that the tractor's ground speed is slow in both forward and reverse compared to my White 16 HP. The muffler is loud. You need to mow twice to get a good smooth finish. Mulching works but takes several passes in leaves.
Overall I would rate this about 5 out of 10 for a tractor that is supposed to be the top of the line for this manufacturer. I am stuck with this machine until it is worn out, and would not have bought it if I knew what I know now.
Parts : 8 Performance : 6
Ease of Use : 7 Financing :
Reliability : 8 Overall : 5