Review By : Philip Padgett on Dec 5 2005 12:00AM
Price Paid : $8,999.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : Front end loader
Purchased From : Sears Tractor
Strengths I dug a pond 40' X 40' and 5' deep from Ga. red clay. I dig stumps, haul lumber, take care of a 400' private road, one acre pond and 4 acres. You need 4wd with a FEL. Plenty of power, enough to get you in trouble if not careful.
Weaknesses Parts are all Metric including the HYD hoses. Can not find this kind of equipment in SE Ga. Homier is getting better but slowly.
Overall I paid less than half the price of a Kobota or JD. Wish I had a parts store down the road it would make me feel better. I have had no major mechanical problems. oil filter for the 2425 is NAPA 1381, fuel NAPA 1395. I have so far not regreted this investment. It has already done what I wanted.
Parts : 5 Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 9 Financing : 9
Reliability : 9 Overall : 8