I've owned this tractor since day one....no one has driven this unit except myself. It has been dependable except when I first got it. The shifter would go from the B position to neutral by itself.
They rebuilt the transmission and in 8 hrs. on the tractor it started again. They offer to rebuild it again and I refused. They instead replaced the entire unit from the engine to the rear wheels. I found John Deere to be very good on their product backing.
The other problem that I have with the tractor is the narrowness of the machine. It is VERY tippy. That is why I don't let anybody else drive it. Since the first incident with the transmission, I haven't had any problem.
Would I buy another John Deere again? I would definitely. John Deere is a very good company for warranty work and I do appreciate their service.