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Overall Rating:
rating
 4.60
Build Quality:
4
Features:
rating
4
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
5


Real Value Posted by Ron Dotson on 02/16/2013

This tractor exceeded my expectations mowing on side slopes. It maintains its power from the 4 cylinder engine compared to similar models with a 3 cylinder engine. Its steering is run off of the hydraulic pump rather than a belt driven power steering pump and it turns and handles easily, even in tight situations on slope.

My main concern was handling slopes since I have a farm in eastern Kentucky and central Kentucky. I have cleared much property with my dozer and can honestly say that I feel comfortable and confident with the tractor on side slope and using heavy mowers/bushhogs on slopes of 50% or greater.

The negative is that the steps could be made of thicker steel and the lift arm controls could also be thicker. But Yanmar makes a quality engine and drive train and have not taken any short cuts where it counts. The money was saved only on issues that I mentioned above and the operator with normal use should not encounter problems later on.

I was concerned about what I was buying and like many had to buy what I could afford. So, I opted not to buy Case or John Deere. I am now convinced and would purchase a larger Yanmar/Cub Cadet in the future if they make one.

Overall it is a great value. It performs at least on par with my neighbors same size Kubota for lots less.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2011 Date Purchased: 07/15/2012 Number of Hours: 60
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: 4 cylinder engine has lots of torque does not bog down. Cons: Seat, steps, lift arm control a little flimsy. Type of User: Homeowner 100+ Acres Location: United States Kentucky I also considered buying: Mahindra 4510
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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