Review By : ClemBert on Dec 16 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $28,300.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : JOHN DEERE 5320 MFWD w/ wide industrial tires, 541 FEL, MX6 Rotary Cutter, Bush Hog PHD
Purchased From : Hendrix Machinery, Savannah, GA
Strengths MFWD works great. I have the open isolated platform which is wonderful in cutting back on vibrations felt by the operator and the work platform is very roomy. I have put on about 600 hours in three years on this tractor. The front end loader (FEL) is the most useful implement although the hydralics could be faster when dumping the bucket.
Weaknesses Paint job on metal parts is substandard. Specifically, the green paint is peeling on metal painted parts typically at the metal edges and have noticed some bubbling of green paint under where the seat is bolted down.
Overall Again, I'm disappointed in the paint. John Deere needs to get with the time and look into powder coating of all metal parts although I have not had a problem with the black painted parts nor the fiberglass painted components.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9