Review By : Mark on Apr 10 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $16,000.00
Years of Use : 1-year
Implements : loader / quick attaqch bucket/forks, 6' finish mower, 5' box scraper/ 5' brush mower, hole auger,
Purchased From : Born Implement
Strengths Strong engine, good floatation(wide tires) good placement of loader valve, comfortable operator position. tires don't tear up the lawn as long as it's not in 4wd
Weaknesses SLOW !!! loader, doesnt have enough rollback power. I have forks and with heavy pallet (900 lbs) it wont roll back all the way. FUEL HOG, have to run high RPM to get 540 pto to speed. full tank (5gals) lasts about 4 hrs max. the frontend bucks when youre turning corners in 4wd, even a moderate turn. POOR axle articulation. I loaded the rear tires and still not enough weight if you have a full bucket. Must have a 3-pt implement on to help counterweight, fuel tank is hard to fill when the loader is atached.
Overall It's OK If you are looking to move dirt or unlevel ground this is not the tractor for you. If you just want to mow, and do light landscaping duties with light materials, it's a great machine.
Parts : 7 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 5 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 5