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John Deere 260 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 3.30
Build Quality:
4
Features:
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3
Performance:
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4
Value:
rating
4
Reliability:
rating
5


John Deere 260 Posted by Scott on 07/07/2013

Simple lawn and garden tractor. I bought it used from a Toro dealer with 600+ hours on it. I think it is from the mid '80's. The mower deck (42") has not held up well, but other than that, not much to complain about.

Wish it had hydraulics as I use it to plow snow with a 48" snow plow. The tractor has been dead reliable. It has a 16.5 horse Kawasaki single piston engine and a 6 speed manual transmission.

I've used this tractor to pull way more weight than I ever should have, but it is never a problem. The tires will spin long before bogging down the engine, especially in the lower gears, and I have chains on with cast iron wheel weights year round.

This tractor is solid, but I do look forward to getting a compact utility tractor someday soon. I wish Deere still made one with a manual; I hate hydro-static transmissions. I'm looking at Kioti for this reason.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 07/21/2002 Number of Hours: 700
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Reliability, durability, performance. Cons: No hydraulics (on mine anyway). Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States New York I also considered buying:
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