I feel like I'm buying parts more than gas to run this mower. The pattern of repair of cheaply made parts that crack bend or just fall off during operation started early and often. At around 30 hours it was the PTO switch. A few weeks later it a wheel off the mower pan.
Glad I keep my eyes open when I mow. At 45 hours it was the PTO belt. The tractor now has 230 hours and I have replaced 4 PTO belts. If I used this thing to mow 8 hours a day, it didn't make the first week. Now I'm having to order wheel spindle castings as they cracked and that's your front wheels off the pan.
I gave the dealer a low score for two reasons. First when I took it for service as I was concerned about a lack of power in reverse, his guy had no idea what I was talking about. I said it won"t back up an incline (6%). Well it's okay now. Well yeah your drive is about 2%. Well it's okay, there's nothing I can do about it.
Then the dealer farms out his parts dept to a internet company. So now when I need something I get to order it from Neverland and wait a week to get parts. Now when my wife's gone I mow around the house with my 54 Fergusen.