Review By : Pinecarpenter on 2/27/2013
Price Paid : $13,000.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Implements : FEL, 60in mid mount mower
Purchased From : Bentley Bros
Strengths Reliable and powerful for medium to small projects. Has a tough/very capable well running motor. Factory battery lasted 4 years before needed a charge. Cant beat the 0% financing. Weighs 1 ton with FEl so fits on basic 10ft trailer.
Weaknesses Tips easily and tight seating area. Reverse stops abruptly. Front tires are too small and just started to aquire rim leaks. Dealers do not service tires for leaks. Not true 4 wheel drive. EXPENSIVE parts! Some leaky hoses. Rear plastic gear fan is prone to sticks/debree jamming in and breaking off fan blades. Mid Mt mower deck is heavy and takes some skill to mount and dis mount. Expect to pay 40.00 + for basic oil change and 100.00+ for yearly maintenence/service (filters(5)) work.
Overall Great runner. Have 300 hrs on it. I have 50 acres and mow 10 with the tractor. Its too small for working the fields but strong enough to pull logs and push/move snow and soil/rocks. Rear PTO stalls on accassion.
Parts : 5 Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 8 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9