Review By : MF Guy on Dec 15 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Implements : loader, 5' rotary cutter, 68" tiller, 6' blade, 64" snow thrower
Purchased From : Van Wall Equipment
Strengths Versatile, useful machine with ultra tight turning radius. 16 speed forward/reverse shuttle shift transmission means there is always the right gear for the job at hand. The front wheel assist makes it nearly unstoppable and I have never needed the differential lock. Turning is still tight with the FWA engaged and there is no hopping. Even with turf tires, chains are not necessary to work in snow or slick conditions. Hydraulics function well and can be switched to run mid-mount or at the rear. 3 point capacity is huge. Visibility from the seat is great and tilt steering and adjustable seat make it easy to find the perfect match for operator comfort. And there's even a cup holder!
Weaknesses A little cold blooded with a bit of smoke on start up and it is a little tight under the hood to get at maintenance items (especially with loader mounts). It could use a step on the right-hand side to make access to the platform easier, but with the hydraulic outlets there it would be difficult to do. Lighting with loader on is not the greatest and I had to add a rear work light.
Overall I wasn't really looking for a utility tractor when I bought this one but I can't imagine life without now. It is easy and fun to operate and with the loader it has to be one of the most useful pieces of equipment I have ever operated (and that's a lot).
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10