Review By : Anonymous on Aug 6 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $4,500.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : 54" Mower Deck
Purchased From : Home Depot
Strengths Easy starting and good mower. Requires only basic maintenance. Two pedal drive system is great! It's easy to use and my wife and even the 12 year old next door love it! It is very stable and performs well on flat and sloped areas. The seat is very comfortable with the lumbar support. The tractor also has a nice turning radius which reduces the amount of trimming needed. The ability to adjust the mower cutting height from the seat is also a great feature.
Weaknesses After nearly 3 full years of use, I can only think of 2 problems with this tractor. First, the mower deck is constantly covered in lawn clippings. You can't even clean them off with broom, hose, or an air gun. You MUST remove the deck and remove the safety sheilds around the pulleys to clean all of the grass off of the deck. I usually only perform this chore once or twice a season when I sharpen my blades.
The second issue is that after I am finished mowing, and shut the tractor down, it backfires. It doesn't do this when the engine is cold, only after it's warmed up. I've had the local dealer look at it, but they said they couldn't get it to backfire (It's kinda "funny" that I get it to backfire EVERY time I use it).
Overall All things considered this is a solid performing machine. I purchased my tractor before the cruise control was available, and that would be the only option I can say I wish I had (because I am cutting 2 acres). Other than that, this machine has performed wonderfully with no major problems.
Parts : 10 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9