Review By : Anonymous on Feb 5 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : Weekend Rental
Implements : 72 inch deck, 25hp gas, front loader
Purchased From : weekend rental
Strengths This tractor is like a tractor pull tractor. It was very heavy, made from thick steel. Not much else to say was't impressed by the looks either.
Weaknesses First, I would not let a child 16 years old or younger get on this machine. I was warned 3 times by the dealer "do not install the belt for the mower when the tractor is on." It is a very dangerous machine and it takes both hands to drive this thing...no foot pedals. You had the gas pedal(forward and reverse) in your right hand and had to steer with your left. You also had to watch your knees when steering, you would bang them on the front center part of the tractor since the front wheels do not steer at all, it pulls the front backwards to steer left or pushes the front forward to turn right.The steering is hydraulic and so noisey and cumbersome. While steering you cannot pickup anything with the bucket or lift the front deck up at the same time, they share the same hydraulic pump that needs upgraded. When the unit got hot, it had trouble picking up the deck. It had a big engine 25hp kubota and would bog down while mowing at full throttle, so i had to stop back up and go over the grass again. No front wheel fenders, would splat mud all over my shoes and pants and tractor. It had 49 hrs on the rental and leaked oil on the garage floor.
Overall can't say on reliability since weekend rental.
would rather mow with a home depot $999.99 tractor than pay the money for this thing. I was totally exhausted mowing and turning mowing and turning...was glad to get off this thing, both arms were so tired.
Parts : Performance : 7
Ease of Use : 5 Financing :
Reliability : 8 Overall : 6