/ Would you buy an LS again? #31
- Dec 18, 2012
- Upstate SC
- Kubota L4330, Ford 1700, JD 2210, Takeuchi TB135 Excavator
Still waiting on mine to be delivered. Love that the changed / added some things to the new 2017 XR4155's. Mine has 3 sets of rear remotes and rear 3 point lift control. Also upgraded AC controls. I went with the 3rd function on the loader also. Ordered a grapple, box blade, 6ft cutter with chain guards and a post hole digger. The waiting is killing me though ready to get to use it and put it to work.
The dealer's mechanics have plugged in their computers and tested all the wiring. They keep ordering part after part from LS to get it fixed, but it is still giving problems.
I so want to give LS another chance (who wants to pay more money). But, I also want piece of mind, lol. It's a tough choice. If I stayed local, I'd probably go Kubota. I know a lot of the guys at the NH dealership, but aren't most of the NH tractors just more expensive LS tractors with NH skin?
Here is why you may want to pay more money as they say, you can pay me now or pay me later. All is well while it is under warranty but then it nickels and dimes you later on. That's what happens for trying to save some money on the original purchase. I'm not saying it won't happen on a higher end unit but less likely. I bought gm vehicles most of my life trying to do the right thing for the American auto workers but they all nickel and dimed me after three to five years or rotted out. I switched to German engineering in 2011 and no rust and no mechanical problems ( knock on wood) . So what I'm saying is go middle of the road if you want to save some money.