Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2008-04-23Number of Hours: 1305
"I have put 1,000 hrs. on this machine. Build quality is okay, but could be better. Lift capacity, pump flow, PTO h.p. & fuel efficiency are well above average.
Weight to power ratio is very good, being a little heavier than most 75 h.p. tractors. I like the maneuverability of the "short" frame. At 600 hrs, injection pump aneroid started dripping fuel from the breather, which cost $78 after the local pump shop told me how to take the top aneroid off and bring it in.
At 1300 hours injection pump failed and was rebuilt for $779. PTO seal & both wheel seals are weeping a very small amount of fluid occasionally. Overall, it is a good tractor. I just wish they built them with higher quality components and better seals."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Features & specs are above average, easy on fuel, powerful.Cons: Bosch Injection pump, cheap oil seals, low quality control.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA ARI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS