Review By : Ol Leaker on Aug 15 2005 12:00AM
Price Paid : $425,000.00
Years of Use : 1-2 Years Use
Implements : Loader, boxblade
Purchased From : Sunrise Tractor Ft. Pierce, FL
Strengths Excellent power when hydraulic pump working properly, strong machine for heaving loading and boxblade work, good weight to balance design, floatation provided by tire sizes, recommend all terrain tread design
Weaknesses Major design flaws regarding hydraulic system leading to leaking and premature hydraulic pump life, parts difficult to get, usually from third world countries, bad gear design for internal power transfer to hydraulic pump, cam shafts and lift rod assemblies.
Overall Only good feature is the Ford design front and rear end drive assemblies. Expected tractor life is when warranty expires. Out of 18 months, 14 weeks in the shop.
Parts : 1 Performance : 5
Ease of Use : 8 Financing : 10
Reliability : 4 Overall : 2