Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2016-11-10Number of Hours: 457
"This is a great little tractorI love the hydrostatic transmission.
The prior owner thought the transmission was going out because the tractor would stop moving when hot. I just added fluid and it runs like a scared rabbit.
I must always remember to keep the RPMs over 2,000 when operating, otherwise the transmission fluid overheats due to inadequate circulation."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Price, performance and comfortCons: Need to check bolts for tightnessType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: John Deere 950, Kubota B2530 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Montana 35 HP, Just Satisfactory
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2008-07-02Number of Hours: 87
"I bought this tractor used but with just 47 hours on it. Since then, I have gone through 2 batteries, I'm on the third. Sometimes I go as much as 2 months without using it so that could be a big part of the battery problems. If I used it every other day, I wonder what the story would be on the battery.
The glow plugs have had problems from the start. They were on constantly at one point, other times they wouldn't work at all. I finally had a shop wire them to a manual switch which I just hold in for ten seconds and then start it. It has always started well when everything is working, very hard to start without glow plugs.
With the front wheel assist, this thing pulls like a Cat. I have been in greasy mud to the axles and it walks right out. The hydraulics are a bit slow but not annoyingly so. The rubber boot on the loader hyd. lever disintegrated and I have yet to make the box blade work successfully to level ground but other than that, not much to complain about with this little tractor.
I traveled 9 hours to pick it up and then found out my local dealer closed a week after I bought it."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, traction, tight turning radius.Cons: Glow plug multiple wiring failure, eats batteries.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NMI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
montana 3440 hst
by Tom McIntyre
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2009-10-16Number of Hours: 60
"This so far has been a great machine! verry manuverable and reliable so far!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: verry manuvuableCons: seat area smaller than I would like!Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS