Review By : Landscaping Co on Mar 3 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $15,985.00
Years of Use : 2-Years
Implements : Loader, brush hog, 72 inch tiller, back blade, post hole digger, stone rakes.
Purchased From : Hess farm equipment
Strengths Great tractor for the money. It lift's with ease, moves with ease, and has more platform room that the competer brands. The slanted design is awsome, and with the slanted loader, what an amazing combination to have. The swivel seat is nice, hover kubota has the market design with their 360 degree swivel seat for the backhoe attatchment. The over all small compact tractor is great for small farmers and landscapers and prolly a little over kill for the average home owner as its easy to find trouble with it.
Weaknesses We have had several problems that have all been resulved by either the dealer with great service, of NewHolland itself. The fenders cracked due to stress points when there assembled in the factory. We have had problems with the rear PTO linkage not engaging. Linkage was bent from the factory. Several small fluid leaks and a major hydrolic leak from the hoses on the tractor. Every thing was resulved and it works great every day.
Overall Great tractor for everyone. It has its limits as with everything, it's not a small dozer. In my landscaping bussiness I love it. Starts right up in winter, ready during the summer heat. Over all it does need some improvements. In the new design, they removed the inside screen before the fan and replaced it with the fine mesh hard screen built into the hood. There's nothing wrong with two screens and I often have to replace several air filters a year due to not having the extra screen.
Parts : 7 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 8