Review By : Anonymous on Sep 21 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $2,700.00
Years of Use : 1-year
Implements : 48" deck, snow blower
Purchased From : DH Marvin, Colchester, CT
Strengths Nice cut, runs smooth, does everything I ask it to. No issues at all
Weaknesses The spindle grease fittings are not in a great position, but I replaced them with 45 degree fittings and now no problem.
Overall Overall I am pleased with the machine. I take good care of my equipment so I tend to keep things a long time. I strongly believe that you can't neglect any machine and expect it to give good service. I got the LA165 because it has the stronger K46 Tufftorq tranny and the 48" deck. In order to get that in the X300 series you are easily talking another $2500 out of pocket.
My dealer seemed to be one of the few that stocks both the full "LA" line along with the "Select' series line, and he did not try to railroad me into the Select series tractor that cost an extra two grand more. The LA165 engine is a 24 Hp Briggs, which I find to be excellent--plenty of power and reliable. The machine is comfortable to drive, and the quality is right up there. For the extra two grand in my pocket, and the fact that it does just fine for my less than acre lot, the LA165 is plenty of tractor. Yhe fact that it is built in Spring Hill TN, USA is a plus for me too.
Parts : 8 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10