Review By : Greg on Oct 5 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $17,000.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : Loader, belly mower, rear blade, box blade, brush hog
Purchased From : Fairmont, WV
Strengths Good power for the size. Plenty of PTO strength w/brush hogging and mowing. Mine is gear driven, but still easy to operate.
Weaknesses Anyone who has one....BEWARE of the front axles. I use plenty of rear ballist with front loader use, however I have have both front axles break in the past 6 months. (less than a month out of warrenty for the 1st) The part that has broken is the piece that connects the front hubs to the axle and steering arms. When this has happened the enter wheel comes off the tractor!!!! I've been lucky to not get hurt. John Deere did step to the plate to pay 2/3 cost of repair on the first,...1/2 on the second and is apply additional John Deere $$$ towards my new one. I applaud them for that, especially since the 2nd was 6 months out of warrenty. They said they've never seen it happen before. I only have about 400 hrs on my unit and have to wonder if there is a poor design. By the way... the repairs are over $1100. be careful with your use
Overall With the exception of the axles, I love my tractor. It has saved me a lot of work. I highly reccomend JD...just not this unit b/c of safety with the axles.
Parts : 9 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 9 Financing : 8
Reliability : 5 Overall : 7