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Apollo 5504 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.40
Build Quality:
3
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
4
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
5


5504 Posted by Woffleon on 04/26/2011

This is a lot of tractor for the money! It has a lot of design features that the others don't. Its 400 KGs heaver than the others and loaded with all the accessories I need for versatility. I used the money saved to buy a 6ft flail mulch mower, fork lift and rear blade.

Impressed with:-

Power (after runin) Seems to get better as it loosens up. Motor design/reliability/simplicity (no turbo) Fuel economy is good considering the extra power. Clear deck access is quick and easy. FEL is good with 4 in 1 the bonus. Its rated at 700KG lift but it managed a 14 meter hardwood telegraph pole (1200KG) griped in the 4 in 1 with ease.
Quick release bucket and FEL with a full length mounting to the tractor.
Tall top gear for on road work (36KPH)
Wet disc brakes are good and work even better in 4WD. All cluch and brake pedels are "hung" mounted and steering is light with a full bucket load (duel hydrauic pumps)

Diff loc is good. I mounted a 1500lb winch on the front for good measure. Handy for logs and getting out of trouble when close to a dam!!

Front axle is heavy duty with bevel gear drive to the wheels (no cvs or unis) and all internal lubrication. I picked this tractor for design and value and figured the 5 year warranty would look after any major issues that my handy skills couldn't. So far so good @ 260 hours

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2009 Date Purchased: 09/20/2009 Number of Hours: 260
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Concealed muffler, clear deck design, large tacho, motor design, standard accessories, 4 in 1 FEL, & CAT 2 linkage. Cons: Seat could be more comforable, feel diff lock should be on the left side. Air cleaner access obstructed by power steering resovior. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: Australia Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying: Kubota B4200, Mahindra 265, New Holland T7030
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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