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John Deere 420 Review



Overall Rating:
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 5.00
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
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5
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


I Own 2 420's Posted by striperon on 05/24/2013

I own a 1985 and a 1991. The 1991 has a 44 loader on it full time, the 1985 has a 47 snowblower in the winter and a mower deck in the summer. Also have a Loadlifter for the 3 point hitch with forks to pick up pallets, large rocks, etc. Move a rock on the 3 point hitch that the loader could not lift.

Had a 318, but prefer the bigger tractor. It reminds me of the 4020 we had on the farm when I was younger.

The tractor has all the power needed for any job in the suburban landscape. Love the roar of the Onan engine when the snowblower is full of snow and the governor opens up.

It has many dealer and after-market attachments that make it useful for many jobs.

I will fabricate a foot pedal control for the hydro-stat for the loader tractor. Controlling the loader with the left hand leaves the right hand to try to steer and run the hydro-stat lever. Using the left foot to run the transmission will leave the right foot for the brakes and the right hand on the steering wheel.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1985 Date Purchased: 06/10/2007 Number of Hours: 1300
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Well built, powerful, many useful attachments. Cons: Larger tractors mean more expensive parts and attachments, and larger storage space. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Maine I also considered buying: John Deere 318
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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