Home > Under 25 HP Tractors > John Deere > 650 << Back to List of Reviews

John Deere 650 Review



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


John Deere 650 Posted by James M. Chessman on 02/07/2013

Okay, the 650 is a bit dated, I got mine at an auction so it had already had its share of bumps and bruises, but a tractor that gets the job done is a tractor that is worth having.

For a good thirteen years now, this little machine has been getting the job done for me. "The job", first and foremost, is snow removal. The 59 inch front-mount snowblower may be a bit too much for the twin-cylinder 19 HP diesel but it has moved a lot of Northern Michigan snow out of my way.

I live in the woods so a plow is not all that useful but I can blow snow into the woods. Sometimes even first gear is too fast if the accumulation is heavy and deep. In that situation I have to inch forward, then hit the clutch and let the blower clear itself. It's slow going in those conditions. It will easily chew through a 18 inches of powder in second gear.

I also have the belly mower and a third-party back blade, both of which have seen their share of use. All in all, this was one of the better purchases I have made.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 07/15/2001 Number of Hours: 9999
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Reliable diesel power, easy on fuel, tractor is big enough to be useful. Cons: Sometimes I wish it had hydrostatic drive. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Michigan I also considered buying: Honda H2013, Kubota B1410
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
© 2012 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.