Review By : highwaymwr on Mar 28 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $35,000.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Implements : 542 Loader and HX15 batwing mower
Purchased From : Jackson County Implement
Strengths Good reliable strong tractor. Cheap price for what it can do. Good thing about tractor is everything is mechanically activated--no electronics to go wrong. Very simple to operate and easy to work on.
Weaknesses The dry clutch if using it heavy will get very hot and score. I had mine 585 hours in 7 months, and after mowing 300 miles of highway, the clutch started acting up. It never slipped but made noise on release. Another weakness is cab luxury--no airride seat option, or passenger seat option. Cab option if you get joystick for loader, you can't get right hand door.
Overall Overall a good tractor, if you need simple cheap horsepower and don't need all the frills and don't make frequent starts and stops--this tractor is perfect for you. You won't be sorry.
Parts : 10 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10