Review By : WestonTx on Oct 4 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $14,200.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Implements : 5' shredder, 5' box blade, 5' scraper, 15 gal sprayer
Purchased From : Landmark Equipment
Strengths Easy on/off; strong transmission, all controls are easy to find/use when seated; 3 point adjusments easy w/ turnbuckles; very efficient engine; loader controls easy to reach.
Weaknesses Loader is weaker than I expected; tilt stearing is useless; brake lock should be more convenient ( you have to reach down to get lever and push down on brakes at the same time which is awkward); no cupholder; toolbox is small - could easily have been enlarged for little money; won't pull 5' box blade as easy as I expected; bucket won't take stumps easily.
Overall I researched Kubota, JD, Chinese, MF, NH and this one was the biggest, heaviest, inclusive bang for the buck. It's backed by a solid parts warehouse in Houston, and the dealer has been around for awhile (only 2 yrs. w/ Mahindra though, so I hope they don't get sideways). For my little 7 acres, it works great and replaces my 1948 Ferguson TE20 nicely. 3'rd largest mfg in the world with years of history. They also make cars and trucks.
Parts : 9 Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 5
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9