Review By : Richard on May 11 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $14,000.00
Years of Use : 1-year
Implements : Loader, 60" mower
Purchased From : Jonesboro Tractor Sales
Strengths I have owned this tractor for about a year now (85 hrs). Purchased with 60" mower and loader. Exceptionally smooth, fast, and nimble mowing, never bogs down in heavy field grass even in high gear and turns sharper than my garden tractor. Used it to clean up literally tons of flood debris on my property. Can pull an enormous load of logs and stumps. Added factory skid plate(now standard)and loaded rear R4 tires with Rimguard (now weigh 140# each). Plenty of power, even with loaded tires the BX can spin all four wheels when trying to push a large debris pile. Loader seems to have plenty of power. Engine starts good in N. Arkansas winter. Did the 50hr service myself and it was pretty easy. Well thought out design. Engine is mounted backwards so the radiator does not clog as easily and it does not blow hot air back on the operator. Pedal setup is similar to a car and most zero turn mowers using your right foot for forward and brake and heel for reverse so its very intuitive to get used to and not as easy to hit the wrong pedal by mistake. Lots of aftermarket stuff available catering to the BX community.
Weaknesses None really that are not common to all relatively light subcuts in general. With full bucket it can be tippy on slopes without ballast. Hour meter didn't work and was replaced quickly by dealer.
Overall Overall I really like this tractor. I compared it to the JD2305 which a friend bought for the same price. Kubota has more power, lift capacities almost identical, cruise control for mowing, smoother cutting mower which has never clogged, all metal fenders, more compact, nice adjustable seat, entire tractor made by Kubota, not in China. Also checked out the Cub Cadet (also sold by my dealer)which they compare to the JD (also a Yanmar)at a cheaper price.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10