Review By : Mike on May 11 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $36,000.00
Years of Use : 180-Days
Purchased From : Union Farm Equipment, ME
Strengths Taught me a lesson to never buy an associated piece of New Holland equipment again & to warn others of my experience.
Weaknesses From the factory-damaged front loader cylinder,switch inserts pop out,front loader hyd.leak,a/c drains not routed properly resulting in condensed water running out of cab vents,bolts holding front loader frame ripped out of castings,cab roof seal not installed properly had to remove roof and replace seal,ash tray came broken,storage insert in front loader missing,wire casing spilt.
Tractor had 300hrs on it in 10 months-mechanical shuttle lingage fell apart,linkage from joystick to front loader fell apart,spline holding on rear window fell out letting window fall off,rear remote leaked,leak under right side cab,oil filter leak,molding around left door started coming off,left door wouldn't always latch,back cover on the front right blinker kept popping off,muffler and exhaut pipe fell off while dealer was loading it at the dealship to return it to me from a separate repair.
Overall You know, I bought this new, New Holland tractor and started a small business.This was the worst piece of equipment I ever encountered.Even after having to give up my business due to an undepenadable tractor, the most dissapointing part was dealing with the New Holland corporate reps.They were very rude and some ignorant,to say the least.I have sent a certified letter to one of the presidents and had absolutley no response.They have their money therefore the hell with little man(consumer).There is more to this story but short of the long of it is,do not buy New Holland unless your looking for a great disappointment.
Oh ya, I financed this through New Holland (CNH) and provided my own insurance, they still haven't reimbursed me for the insurance they charged me for.As for the dealership where I bought this piece of crap,I will tell you what I expressed to New Holland in a certified letter-"Union Farm Equipment has always been prompt on the service whether it be to pick up/deliver the tractor and/or send a mechanic on sight.New Holland should be so lucky to have a dealer of this magnitude represent their product."
Well done New Holland! Keep up the good work.
Parts : 1 Performance : 1
Ease of Use : 1 Financing : 1
Reliability : 1 Overall : 1