John Deere 5101E Review
5101e Short On Quality
Posted by Leroy Hagen on 04/28/2013
Just finished my first 15 hours in the 5101 planting corn. Performance is great but Mr. John Deere did not build his company with quality like this.
Model year: 2013
Date Purchased: 04/15/2013
Number of Hours: 15
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: First the good points: Performance is great but Mr. John Deere did not build his company with quality like this. First, the good points. The cab is very quiet and the air works great, the turning radius is great and very useful.
Cons: Now the bad points: First , i am not a large person ( 5'11" 190 lbs. ),but the seat is too small for comfort; especially if you have a cell phone on your side. Next is the "PLASTIC" dash. The dash flexes every time you adjust the throttle, the tire rims on the 18.4 tires are too small and the tires only make about 60% contact with the surface. And, i can't believe that Deere would use "turn-buckle" rear sway chains on a 100 hp tractor.
Type of User: Commercial Farmer
Location: United States Ohio