Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2014-05-10Number of Hours: 330
"My dad bought this tractor new and I recently purchased it from him as he was downsizing. I use it to mow two acres, move snow and pull my utility wagon. I have a 5'-wide rear snow blower that can move as much snow as Minnesota could throw at it.
What I mow is flat so I took the ROPS off and I find that the machine is very nimble around trees and in tight spaces. The seat is very comfortable and the controls very convenient to use. It's a great little tractor that will serve me well for years to come."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very maneuverable.Cons: None so far.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Pays for Itself In No Time
by Chris Rose
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2006-06-01Number of Hours: 216
"I had to go 5/5 for everything because this little tractor has never let me down. I have had it for over 7 years now and all I have done is regular fluids/filters and a battery. I have the loader and 60" belly mower. Sure it is a little small for bigger chores but it fits my needs.
I wanted one machine to do a number of things and this is a good one. I know to do this sacrifices need to be made. It's a good mower, not a great one, a little heavy. Not a zero turn for sure. But it does a good job. If I keep the blades sharp I can go full throttle and still get an okay cut.
I use the bucket to move snow in the winter and to haul assorted crap around the yard in the summer. It is the perfect size. I'd like a brush because it's easier on the driveway but the bucket does many things and it's less changing devices, less investment and less crap to store.
This thing is allergic to diesel, I think I fill it up about 4 times a year, for about $25. Granted, it only has about 216 hours on it so overall, I really don't use it that much I suppose.
I would buy the same tractor again. But I would get the cruise control feature."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable, does it all acceptably. Cons: Not quite enough power sometimes for the heavy lifting.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2013-07-29Number of Hours: 345
"Bought my DX25E for mowing the farm yard and some light chores. I am very pleased with the mowers cut, and the tractor is comfortable to ride. Much more fuel-efficient than gas mower it replaced. Service is very easy. Only gripe is the ROPS bar is too high."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Quite, easy to control, shares supplies with other farm tractor.Cons: ROPS bar is too high. Had to trim trees.Type of User: Commercial FarmerLocation: USA ILI also considered buying: Exmark Lazer Z REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Case-IH Subcompact with Mid-Mounted Mower
by R J Esdaile
Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2010-10-08Number of Hours: 745
"Purchased S/H in mid 2010.
Build quality good and plenty of power in 3 cyl. diesel motor.
The best feature is the heavy duty twin Vee belt system to drive the blades. This combined with the overload system ( blades slow down or stop in extreme circumstances) means that belts do not burn out when the mower stops due to heavy load or jam from sticks etc."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Mower drive system.Cons: None so far.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS