Review By : u4775 on May 11 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $4,000.00
Years of Use : 2-Years
Implements : mower, cart
Purchased From : Hattiesburg, MS
Strengths Beautiful mower, extremely comfortable with which to mow, high vacuum blades and wide dispersal pattern, few if any rows of cut grass showing afterward. Smooth running Kawasaki engine. Dash Controls well laid out.
Weaknesses Kanzaki transaxle failure at 2 hours, replaced under warranty. Dealer claims they are sound. I am not convinced. Like previous poster I am very concerned the replacement will fail too. It has shown signs of issues already when overloaded and that takes very little. It has gone into effective bypass mode twice under heavier load since replacement, Step on the pedal and nothing happens, I suspect if you keep it there a second too long, it will be gone too. Almost seems to have a excessive pressure power bypass which is set too low. I would like to get some attachments but am concerned it cannot handle them. I see that currently, they limit the recommended lawn roller to 18x36 and under 400 pounds. They limit the core aerator to 40 inch period not 48inch. For a 25 HP motor that is pretty low. I think they know they have a problem
Overall I would love it if it had a transmission I could believe in but it doesn't. It is supposed to tow its own weight of 700 pounds but I have no confidence it will.
I doubt I would buy this tractor again unless I could get a geared transmisson, maybe a GT version. As strictly a mower, it is very nice but not for a whole lot more I think except light work.
Parts : 6 Performance : 4
Ease of Use : 9 Financing : 10
Reliability : 4 Overall : 4