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Deutz-Allis 5215 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.80
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
4


Love My Tractor Posted by Nancy Amy on 03/10/2012

This is my first ever tractor, so I love it and how did I ever live without it? I have an Arps 80 backhoe on the PTO, so together with the front loader I can dig up and move the multitude of rocks that make up 90% of my yard, shove back the overgrowth, and remove invasive shrubs without a problem.

I have chains on all the turf-saver tires, and an electrical warmer for cold weather starts. It's a great little machine, and the only mechanical trouble it's given me is the tach cable breaking. This seems to be a problem with this model, as there is a replacement kit (for $200!), but otherwise you have no hours clock.

Minor quibbles are that the fuel tank is filled through an opening directly behind the steering column, which I find difficult to get to, especially while holding a 5-gal can of diesel, aiming for a wiggling funnel. And the low-fuel light is right behind the steering column, which means you don't see it when you're actually on the tractor. I've run out of fuel a couple of times, which is really bad on a diesel tractor. Now I mind the manual and top up after each session.

Also, it's very hard to hold onto the gear lever in high gear because it occupies the same space as the front loader controls. Room for the controls, but not your hand.

Overall, it's a great tractor that I would recommend to anyone.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1989 Date Purchased: 04/15/2010 Number of Hours:
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Always starts, runs perfectly, sturdy little machine. Cons: Tach cable assembly breaks; fuel tank couldn't be more inconveniently located; low-fuel indicator invisible behind steering column; shift difficult to manipulate in high gear. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States New York I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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