Love them hub caps. If I spent money as shamefully as my wife does on shoes, I'd have me a set too. And I'll still have them on the tractor two years from now. Her shoes will be in the trash or living in the shoe forrest in the bottom of the closet.
Its shiny in that pic because I waxed it one week. Then on the 'other fourm' someone mentioned polish and wax as a 2 step process so the next week i washed then polished then waxed the tractor. I also waxed the hub caps and bumper with chrome polish.. It came out nice.. but of course was dirty 5 minutes after using it...
I dont care, i know somewhere under that dirt is a good shine..
Well I don't know if I would call simplicity the best brand but one of the Best. I rate JD and Simplicity as equal's. Maybe not equal in price but equals in quality. I own a JD X-series. Thing I like about X-series and Legacy is you can have the mowing deck and loader on at the same time. Only thing I don't like about the Legacy is the Hydraulic foot control and only certain model's with Full Hydraulic's. And I don't like the fact that the Loader is driven off a PTO pump on the Legacy and not the Tractors own Hydraulic's. I like the price for the Prestige over the Price for a JD GX-series. The only thing I don't like about the Prestige is you can only get it with a 54 or 50inch deck. With the GX series you can get a 42,44,48,54 inch mowing decks. I also like the conquest alot over the JD GT series as for price and Diff/lock. When comparing the Prestige and Conquest to the JD GX and GT series. I would probly go with the Simplicity. But between Leagacy and X-series. I would go with the X-series. I do like the integral hitch (sleeve hitch) on the JD GX and GT series Better than the Prestige and Conquest. As for lawn tractors I would buy the Broadmoor over the JD LX series. Matter of fact I would by the Broadmoor over any other Brand of Lawn Tractor out there on the Market. I don't own a Simplicity. But as soon as I can find a used Simplicity Sovereign for a price I'm willing to pay I will Buy it. I wish Simplicity still made the Sovereign. One of the best Mid size GTs ever made.
This will be my first post; I've looked at JD garden tractors for about 2 years now (was determined to by the best) but wasn't willing to pay the price they wanted. This past spring I looked at Kubota and even test drove it. The power steering was the best of all garden tractors I tested. The problem was the dealer presented it in a VERY poor manner. When I got there, it wasn't cleaned up, had some linkage disconnected, and was missing the steering wheel center cap. Then he had the maintenance guy show me the machine (who knew very little about that model). There's a Simplicity dealer about 10 miles up the road so I decided to go look at them. I wanted something that had power steering, hydraulic deck lift, and the capability of putting on a sleeve hitch (which cost $370.00 and I put it on). I really liked the hydraulic lift on the Prestige (which I bought on the spot), the ACT (automatic controled traction) because of the slopes in my yard, and the differantial lock that were all standard equipment. I'm sure I saved myself over $1000 getting this machine instead of the JD and I really believe I got as good or better machine. I haven't had any problems; melted some lead that I got from a sheet metal house to make 60 pound wheel weights for each wheel. I'm very happy with this make and model. I'm over 50 so it was time to get a tractor with a flat deck as my Alis Chambers B-10 was getting tough to get on and off. You won't catch me saying anything bad about any of the tractors because I believe that we are all individuals so we buy what meets our needs.
Welcome Cous: i agree, i was looking to buy a deer last year, but $$ for $$ i weent with the prestige. The Deere with locking diff is the X series (I think) and that is much more money than the prestige..
I also love the ACT and locking diff... I cant wait for this winter so i can snow throw... i am sure that will wear off the 1st few times out in 0 degree temps.. but i figured ill at least get my monies worth from my ride...
That sure is a shiny one. Do you do any tilling or plowing with those new tractors?
I like the old ones, like in Kent T post. Guess us old guys like the old metal. Can drop a wrench on my hood without worring about it cracking, or even denting for that mater.
Welcome Jake to tractorforum:friends: I'm with you i like the old ones better they just don't build them like they used to. But the new ones aren't bad they have there good points to. But i sure like to see the old ones.
my 2012 now has electronic ignition. If your talking about the engine. I installed it for $40, and my deck only has 3 hitch pins then slip off the belt and slide it out. And this tractor is 1967.
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