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Shibaura SD1800 Review



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 4.80
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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4


SD 1500 AO Posted by Dan on 05/23/2011

I am actually reviewing a Shibaura SD 1500 AO. It was my first compact utility tractor. I bought it for $2500. It was a true gray market tractor with rice tires, no guards, and Japanese writing. It was a 2 cylinder diesel so it kind of stuttered when it ran but it sipped the fuel. It had 4 wheel drive. It had 15 hp PTO but performed like it had 20.

I mowed 8' tall brush with a 4' brush hog. I did a lot of work with that tractor, but sold it to buy a John Deere 850. My only complaint was that it was petty narrow, so you had to be careful on side hills. I was able to get routine items like filters at NAPA.

Many Ford parts are probably interchangeable. I really liked that tractor.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 05/05/2005 Number of Hours: 800
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Good Power - Sips Fuel. Cons: Narrow, some parts might be difficult to get. Type of User: Homeowner 100+ Acres Location: United States Wisconsin I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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