Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2002-08-05Number of Hours: 500
"Hi! This is my first time here. I have had my tractor a long time as you can see. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s been a life saver and I think is worth its weight in gold.
I use it about every day. I have a set of forks on mine because I cut wood and I use it to pick up the trees. It makes it easier to cut them into fire wood. I heat with a wood stove.
The only problem I really ever had was that after 15 years the water pump went out. I was floored because when I bought it I also bought a fan belt. These cost me $720. I almost hit the floor. Parts for these are too costly, but I bought it anyway.
My next thing is I am moving my scrape blade to the front. I am waiting on a fellow to finish cutting the brackets to be able to pick it up. Better quit for now. You all have a great rest of the week.
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Best tractor for the priceCons: Hard to find parts at a reasonable priceType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: Kioti CK30, New Holland 3010, Farmall 100 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Nice little tractor.
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2004-04-01Number of Hours: 110
"It doesn't seem to have a whole lot of power, but it has very low gears. It's very solid & well built and weighs 3,600 lbs without loader. The plastic power steering reservoir that I tore the bottom fitting out running over brush. I cut the broken nipple off and threaded a 3/8" inch pipe it worked. Who knows how long. A new metal replacement tank is $100. I may replace, if the patch job fails, but I needed to fix in field and get back to work.
Parts are expensive. It's the same as Branson Part. I suppose all tractor parts are expensive. I also tore the radiator drain value - another expensive plastic part. I just took the value off and put a connector in. If you are going to be brush hogging in rough area you need to install a skid plate. Of course that is pretty standard on all tractor. I am in the process of buying a sheet of steel to make skid plate. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Quality build; power train.Cons: Seems under powered for 28HP.Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA MDI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS