Review By : TC on Oct 13 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 180-Days
Purchased From : private
Strengths Slightly larger than the T5C I own. Larger front bucket T7 has 1/3 yd. vs. T5C 1/4 yd.
My T7 is a 2003 model and has the Perkins Cat 20.3 diesel. New ones now have the kabota 26 hp which should be awesome.
The T7 is 10 inches wider than the T5C which is a plus when working on hilly ground. The backhoe reach is 8ft.8" which is a bit more than the T5C's 8ft.4".
A lot more backhoe operator footroom on the T7 than the T5C.
The T7 is one tough machine. I had to be careful not to get the backhoe in a situation where I could bend the bucket, it has that much power over the T5C I am used to.
The T7 will knuckle down and push a lot of dirt without difficulty. The Quick change backhoe bucket is a nice feature.
Weaknesses I have only had the T7 for 6 months, but so far it has been a worker and has not offered me any problems.
It could use a tachometer, perhaps they will include one in the newer products soon.
Overall I intended to move up from a T5C to the T9. A T7 became available in my area so I decided to try it and liked it enough to buy it instead. I am selling my T5C, and may consider parting with my T7 at some point to get a new T9, but I am in no hurry as this T7 is great!
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Parts : 9 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : 9 Overall : 10