Agreed, but the failure of an engine after only 166 hours is completely unreasonable. If the Kohler Command series is as bad as I keep hearing they are, why isn't there a class action lawsuit against Kohler in the works?he can buy a used or rebuilt engine to replace it cheaper than that. it don't necessarily have to be a kohler that goes back in. i would also recommend calling a mom and pop small engine repair place, they will be cheaper than the dealer usually.
Considering the recent threads comparing X-series to the LA series, plenty of people are willing to state that with light duty use, the budget JD tractors should last longer than 5 years!
My dad is totally AR about maintenance. He gets the oil changed in his car if it hits 3,000 miles while he is on vacation. He has pampered this LT, and it just gave up on him.