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Yanmar SC2450 Posted by Barry Reade on 08/06/2012

I have had this unit for almost three months now and I really like it. I have not had any issues with it. Other than checking the fluids and topping them off I have just used the heck out of it.

In addition to the FEL and BH that come with the 2450, I added a 60" MMM. I use the mower at home and at a club I am a member of. The club grass takes about three hours to mow and if I had anything smaller and not as tough it would take a lot longer. I have a couple of hills but, with the 4 wheel drive it takes care of most of it and the looking rear differential takes care of the rest of it.

The Yanmar 3 cyl. diesel is a real mizer on fuel and that is a real pleasure over a gas model the same size. The maintenance is easy to do on this unit as is removing the FEL and BH when all you want to do is mow. I have mowed with the FEL still attached, that was difficult gauging fences, etc. Not the tractors fault just the operator.

The backhoe is very friendly and makes removing roots that would take days to do take less than an hour to complete. The tires that came on the unit do not tear up the yard as long as I run it in 2 wheel drive. 4 wheel drive and sharp turns on the grass is a no-no and really tears up the grass. If I had it to do over again I would get this very same unit as for my applications it is great!

I am considering getting a post hole digger, 3 point hitch, an 8" bucket (mine came with the 12" bucket) and I am sure I will figure some other implements that I will need as time goes on. I would go back to the same dealer if I had it to do over again.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2012 Date Purchased: 05/25/2012 Number of Hours: 20
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Fuel economy. Takes GT and slightly larger implements. Goes anywhere I stick it, and I am not easy on it. Fits in my 7X16 enclosed trailer with the FEL and BH on as well as the MMM. Cons: The brake lever is not at the proper angle to help keep your foot from slipping off and I have a hard time telling the fuel tank is full and not overflowing it. But in its defense it is on the side and you don't have to stand on the tractor to pour in the fuel like a lot of them. So I really consider those cons as nits and will be taking care of those problems myself. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Georgia I also considered buying:
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