Review By : TCTcoyle on Apr 12 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $32,750.00
Years of Use : 180-Days
Implements : 400 loader
Purchased From : Barker Imp/Indianola,IA
Strengths I had a 4600, with Curtis cab, and traded for the 4520 cab, with 400 loader. Does have more power, and like the cab. There are a lot of improvements over the 4600. "However"
Weaknesses This tractor from day one, has a noise and vibration in steering column (1500 to 2000RPM). Dealer had tractor for 3 weeks replacing both hydraulic pumps, and trying to get advice from Deere tech support. Mechanic determined there is air in the hydraulic system. Deere is now telling dealer this is normal, tell customer to live with problem. I can see now, Deere's attitude is: (ignore problem, customer will go away).
Overall This tractor has been blessed with a kinked fuel line, oil leaks, anti-freeze leaks, a Delco radio that buzzed, (replaced with a Jensen), and hydraulic problem, in the first 6 months. Dealer has been told to fix it or replace it. I doubt either will occur.
Parts : Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 5 Overall : 5