Review By : John Robison on May 18 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $27,000.00
Years of Use : Test Drive
Implements : 460 loader, Curtis heated hard cab
Purchased From : Sirum Brothers, Montague, MA
Strengths My tractor has the Power Reverser transmission which has proven easy to use. The only time the clutch is needed is when shifting gears to speed up, for example, when driving on the road.
The tractor starts right up and runs smoothly, even in below zero weather. I park it outside under cover and I use it with a Pronovost 72 inch snow blower to clear 1/2 mile of road in winter. The heated cab is great for this.
My tractor has been 100% reliable and the dealer support is good. I'd recommend them to anyone in my area.
The 460 loader works well and is easy to take on and off, provided you're on pavement. If you're on rough ground it's a bit harder.
The hitch and power takeoff have worked as designed for me, using snowblower, tiller, rake, cutter, and other attachements
Weaknesses The lights could be batter for night work.
I think the hydro transmission would be even better than the Power Reverser, and it's now available on the models that replaced the 4510. If I were buying a new tractor I'd get Hydro.
Overall Overall the 4510 is a good machine.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10