Review By : Harold E. on Jul 1 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $10,500.00
Years of Use : 1-2 Years Use
Implements : Factory front end loader, 5' box blade
Purchased From : Bockting Farm Equipment
Strengths Stong machine for it's size. Pulls the 5 foot box blade with ease, as the dealer said it would. I asked about a 4' box blade and the dealer said go with the 5. It really cut down my work time. The front end loader is easy on and off. The hydrostat is smooth and it's a very comfortable machine
Weaknesses It is easy to try to do too much. The front end loader could use a little more umph. If your working the tractor hard, beware of loose bolts in the 3 point area. I have basically taken the 3 point apart and loctited all the bolts and nuts ( had several vibrate out).
Overall Have been very pleased with the tractor. Bought it used with 21 hours on it. Came with the front end loader. Has moved a tremendous amount of dirt, brush and rock at our new house. Use it with a box blade for maintance of our gravel road and the hydrostat makes blading smooth and easy. Have just passed 150 hours with no major problems. Of course I have broken a few things, but those were because of how hard I've been working it. With normal use by most people those things wouldn't happen.
Parts : 9 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 9
Reliability : 9 Overall : 9