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John Deere 2520 Review



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John Deere 2520 Posted by Jeremy Robinson on 06/15/2013

In October 2012 I purchased a Kubota 3200 HST to replace my 1996 JD 855. I disliked it more each time I used it. It had both sample and design defects. The sample defects, various rattles and clanks, could probably have been eliminated, but two design defects could not: there was a high frequency vibration at operating RPM, and because the differential brake pedals were on the same side as the forward and reverse pedals, they were unusable. And I need them for tight turns and to keep my bush hog in line when mowing across a slope. A Kubota factory rep said the vibration was normal and that he had no solution for the differential brake problem.

The co-op from which I had purchased the tractor agreed to take it back, and I ordered a JD 2520 to replace it. The 2520 is equipped with a 72 inch belly mower, front loader, and hydraulic front snow plow mount.

I like the 2520 more and more each time I use it. Unlike the Kubota, it seems to have been designed by people who understand how it will be used. Build quality is excellent.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2012 Date Purchased: 12/15/2012 Number of Hours: 49
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Smooth Yanmar diesel engine, easy front loader attachment, tight turning radius, superior build quality. Cons: Overly high ROPS (Kubota also) dictated by OSHA. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Virginia I also considered buying: John Deere 2530
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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