Review By : Warwick on Mar 12 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $16,200.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Implements : Box Blade, Back Blade, Loader, Backhoe
Purchased From :
Strengths Before I took delivery, I kept calling my dealer asking if I should get a bigger tractor, worried that I would wish I had later. Glad I didn't. It is the perfect size for my 6ac. Doing lots of hardscaping. Its awesome. Could easily care for 15+ ac. I can get into any space and still move LOTS of material. Noise and vibration are low. I have the r4 tires and it isn't too bad on the grass, but will tear it up over time.
Weaknesses It should have a radio with speakers on the ROPS. Seriously. Also a swivel light on the ROPS.
Overall The fact is I love it. It is a HUGE amount of money. For what? Move some dirt? Unlike a rental it is there when I have time. And that lets me do more stuff. "3 15'x45' raises beds? Put them where the 5 year old 6 foot tall wood pile is? No problem" I was able to push through the piles, catty the cut wood, and prepared the beds. In just 3 days! The thing is awesome.
Also, I checked out the MF 2310. It was nice, but the engineering just didn't seem as finished. K has protected hydro hoses. MR's were very exposed. Things like that made the choice easy.
16200 delivered w/ Land Pride BB05 box blade.
Parts : 9 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 7 Financing :
Reliability : 8 Overall : 8