Review By : Greg M on Sep 1 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $1,000.00
Years of Use : 30-Days
Purchased From : Private Owner
Weaknesses Mower deck, transmission, just overall cheap. Although they have no problem asking $1,899.00 + more for the mulch kit...they are crazy.
And with the mower deck adjustment handle on the right side makes it hard to get off and on from the left. To the right you have the deck discharge chute. Just bad engineering, the Scott's has better controls and that was 6 years ago.
Overall I bought this LA-125 from a guy in foreclosure. It had only 7 hours on it when I got it. I now have 16 hours and one of the deck idler pully's just came off. Went to the JD dealer and handed him the part. He came back with a 'repair kit'. Ya think that they don't know that the pully bolt is a problem?
If I hadn't bought this POS so cheep I would be pissed. Oh, the dealer will fix it 'under warranty' but he said that it would be two weeks! I can fix it myself with the kit ($70.00) in 4 hours start to finish, so I asked for a discount on the kit.....no way.
I'm going fix it and sell it off. I have a 2002 Scott's built by JD that still does a great job.
Parts : 1 Performance : 3
Ease of Use : 1 Financing :
Reliability : 1 Overall : 2