Review By : RancherGuy on 7/14/2013
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Purchased From : used from dealer
Strengths Very strong machine. I used it for 3 acres around house and sometimes I use in ditches and misc areas, including pastures here on the ranch. The diesel is excellent and if you get a chance to talk w/ a JD mechanic, they will tell you how great the engine is.
Weaknesses The 72" deck can be a bit too wide at times, but otherwise it saves a great deal of time. Deck is very tough, but deck clogs easily with many damp fireant hills or damp grass. I have bent a few cutting blades if the deck edge grounds out and digs into dirt. Blades are then 1/2" low and can be straightened with a lot of work (or replaced), but this can be termed "operator error". Watch collection of grass along back screen, because lack of air will cause overheating - but machine shuts itself down - but I wish it first gave a brief warning instead of instant shutdown when engine is at it's hottest. Cheapo tires! that will puncture and have pinholes galore, so I have lots of sealant in them, but I should not have to do that with such an expensive machine.
Overall Easy to use, good seat to help absorb rough ground, powerful machine, dependable, but cheap low-ply tires. If you have the money, this is a good buy.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10