This thing saved my hood
This brush guard came on my lawn tractor [YTH24V42LS] and I liked the styling right out of the gates. It's low enough that it doesn't interfere with the hood opening or inhibit working on the engine if need be.
Within three weeks, I was already glad that this bumper was on the mower. I was turning to miss a tree and misjudged it slightly and WHAM. The brush guard hit the tree, quite hard, and my hood is still in perfect condition. I have since scuffed it up a bit with several more close calls and such and am very glad that I have it on my tractor. This thing has taken a few really good licks and is still in perfect condition.
The rubber ends that connect the two pipes tend to come off easily when brushed the wrong way, but they're easily slipped back on and keep on trucking (mowing).
If you're got a tractor without a guard on it, I would highly recommend this brush guard. It can seriously take some abuse.
October 12, 2012