Review By : Anonymous on Mar 8 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $21,000.00
Years of Use : 1-2 Years Use
Implements : Muthing MUH 2m flail
Purchased From : Parks and Grounds, UK
Strengths I tried everything before discovering JD, there simply is no competetion for this tractor in its class. I looked at the comparable New Holland, but the tractor isn't as powerful and has no hydro available. The engine provides, stubborn, strong power that really grunts through everything. If the revs ever dip, they never do for long The load match is invaluable when mowing grass 1metre+ tall. You can mow lawn length grass at 14kph with ease. Very stable at speed. Plastic body is very tough and durable. The control placements are very well thought out, everythings always to hand. I like marked height lever on the linkage control, not just an up/down lever. The seats more comfortable as mother's Toyota Yaris. Very comfortable, I can sit on it all day happily.
Weaknesses I've had a couple of reliability issues, the pto engage knob failed, the tractor's ECU thought it was engaged when it wasn't so I couldn't start it, it was quickly sorted though. Throttle should have an electronic management system matched to the loadmatch that can apply total throttle when the engine bogs to maintain optimum revs through the really rough stuff and then back it off again automatically when the going gets a little easier.
Overall Fantastic tractor, I'd recommend it to anyone, it may be a compact tractor, but it definatly has the heart and attitude of one of its larger chassied brothers.
Parts : 7 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 8 Overall : 9