Review By : Anonymous on Mar 13 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Implements : mower, planter, loader, box blade, tiller, etc
Purchased From : dealer
Strengths I've had wo of these tractos, one with a cab and one without. Of course having the cab makes it much more pleasant to use, and is much quieter. I had a loader on both. The hydrostat drive is great and therese tractors are easy for a novice to use. They turn on a fiarily small area. I had both of them with turf tires, which is definitely the way to go for using in pasture or lawn areas. It still gets okay tracton in loose soil. If the ground is wet the tires can slip but not a problem when it is dry. The tractor feels well balanced and stable, and both of mine (2005 and 2007) have been very reliable.
Weaknesses The lift capacity is just so-so. If you will be lifting anything really heavy you'll need a bigger tractor, both for the loader and for the 3 point hitch. I also bent the three point hitch stabilizer bars using a 7 foot rotary mower. As a category one hitch tractor it's not designed for heavier farm implements.
Overall This series of tractor with the hydrostat drive is great for small farm or estate work, or general landscaping. I'd recommend anyone that will be using a tractor like this in lawn or pasture areas should get the turf tires - you'll greatly minimize damage to your turf areas. A quick hitch is also nice and I have found a rig with a trailer hitch nice for moving trailers around or towing a water wagon.
Parts : Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9