Re: The "Blue Money Pit"
Ford didn't make the tractor Jacobsen/Textron did. I was implying the opposite. I think they are great tractors, that used all top of the line components. The hydro and charge pump are Eaton, sized for ground engaging implements. The manual 4 speed rear and the two speed gear reducer for the hydro units are Tecumseh's heaviest rears for garden tractors. The steering box is Ross, maybe a little weak but at least a real steering box, not the cheep gears seen on a lot of bottom line riders. The motor is a full cast iron Kohler K-series with roller main bearings. Although not seen much, they came with factory options for duel hydraulics to operate the plow angle, 3pt hitch, PTO driven tiller, And the solid proven design didn't change much for around 20 years.
Everyone is entitled to there opinion and mine is that they are darn close in quality and engineering to the John Deer 316!!! and better than Cubs
Last edited by peterbilt; 06-11-2011 at 04:33 PM.