Review By : Bob on 6/5/2013
Price Paid : $24,000.00
Years of Use : 2-Years
Implements : FEL, scraper blade, 6' dbl row disk, harrow plow, 6' brush mower
Purchased From : Peters Tractor, Livingston, Tx
Strengths Dependable, strong, ease of operation. I have the manual transmission, 4WD with Kubota FEL (L844?) Starts easily and has done all I have asked of it on my 50 acre mostly woods property. I also do considerable work on a neighboring 6,000 acre wildlife property. Love the tractor. I have had it 2 years now and approximately 200 hours. I maintain a 1000' dirt drive which requires significant material moving, mostly iron ore gravel.red clay which the tractor digs and loads well (must use 4WD). I have no complaint about the rear PTO lever as others have. I also purchased on a 0% for 60 month deal ... probably drove my overall package price up. No complaints on fuel economy here.
Weaknesses As most have stated it is the light weight rear-end and because I use it a lot in the woods I have had to replace the lens on the rear fender lights 3 times ... poor placement/design. Wish it had a higher road speed for traveling these country lanes to work a distant area.
Overall I am very pleased with the tractor. The light weight was expected in the compact package. The power is excellent ... I push up to 8-10" trees over with it (if I get the right bite and find the weak area on the root ball). I pull a 6' brush hog mower easily in overgrown situations. I'd buy the same tractor again but it needs the 4WD.
Parts : Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 9 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9