Poor manufacturing or delibertate?
Plastic foot pads are not properly secured to the deck top for about 5" allowing dirt and debris build up under the pad and undetectable unless you wash it. All sorts of material will the flush out. This is a moisture traps as well and one significant of a future rusting location that will cost you plenty. Either deliberate or poor manufacturing? Your guess is good as mine. Anyone got a suggestion for a sealant for me to use? Only 12 hours on the meter.
August 30, 2013
This tractor is great
The tractor cuts great. I cut a little over an acre and have cut my time by 30 mins. Handles very good around all my trees and shrubs. I'm very happy with my purchase
August 26, 2013
A CUT ABOVE THE OTHERS!
Wow! after owning the "M" brand mowers since the 70's
this is the best thing since instant grits! My only complaint is that my Brain Dead mowing time is cut in half and I have to go back to work to soon. Great product!
August 25, 2013
This is a very good mower with plenty of power. It drives very well and turns very sharp. It also can cut in reverse and won't cut off if it is in the correct key position. You also can get off the mower with it still running. All you have to do is set the parking brake before you get off. The only negative would be on unlevel land the mower will occasionally scalp the grass. But I learned quickly at which height level to set the blade deck and it cut great! Would recommend this product to anyone with grass to cut!
August 21, 2013
Tractor starts well, maneuvers with ease, cuts good.
August 19, 2013
Noisy, but efficient
The first time I started this mower it gave a god awful almost grinding noise, but moved. I called lowes, where I purchased it, and they said it was fine. It has made that same grinding noise every time you push the gas, but it does a great job on my lawn. I push mowed before and it took my time down from 3 hours to 45 minutes and I don't have to worry about a heat stroke in this lovely muggy nc summer.
August 15, 2013
I like It!!
Cutting time from my old lawn tractor compared to the New YTH22V46 is now cut by 1/2 the time. Why? Hydrostatic transmission is a large part and the cutting speed has increased too. The biggest reason is the turning radius which is Excellent around trees & flower beds. This machine also has a lower center of gravity which I like, as I cut on slopes and hills and feel safer. The thing even sounds like a tractor!
So far I really like it, and I do have a service facility close by when I need help.
August 7, 2013
Rattles and squeaks excessively
After using this mower only one time, it started rattling and squeaking excessively. I took it to an authorized dealer who adjusted the deck and lubricated it. He charged $30 labor for the lubrication because lubrication is considered normal maintenance (less than 10 hour?). Brought it home and within a half hour of use the same problem occurred.
The mower runs well, mows well and turns well but the chasis is not well constructed and sounds like metal running on metal somewhere.
August 5, 2013