I own 2 Ls tractors one 70 horse and one that's about 40 horsepower. We use them everyday and love them haven't had any issues with them except a fuel tank that busted when a rock hit it cracked it. We had part in two days and installed under warranty free of charge. There was one issue cause of dealer we bought them from sucked. We just started using dealer out of Austin and they are awesome off bee caves road. Ever since buying these two Ls tractors we've used about 2/3 of the fuel we were using with a kubota and a mahindra we had before. We're happily sold off both of them and paid about half of the money we spent on Ls's by doing so best investment I have made in a long time was going with the Ls on a buddy's advice. We have literally saved ourselves a ton of money using them. The tires are not farm or ah tires on mine they're like a construction style and seem to grab much better and less flats. We love these things the cab one is my favorite for running field and planting etc. the small one makes shredding and smaller work very easy and it handles really well also like I said it's a heck of a deal for the price the price you gave is higher than what I paid for mine by a lot by the way unless tractors have went up again in past two three years id get a second opinion on that price. The Ls dealer in Austin Texas off bee cave road has pretty excellent deal on them if they're cheaper and they usually are I'd buy from them if I was in area or at least use their price to make my dealer match it.Newbie here. Anyone with any feedback on LS G3033H tractor good or bad. 33hp tractor brand new with a backhoe for $24700. About the same as the new B2601 Kubota with a back hoe
Any input would be great
Hello Stuart: I'm not a farmer but have a compact LS2023H with Backhoe and do general landscaping/moving/chipping/digging to improve my 17 acres. My differential lock didn't work when I purchased this unit new. I eventually reached Andrew Blackburn, Service Manager, 6900 Corporation Parkway Battleboro, NC 27809 Attn Andrew. Email is: [email protected]. Eventually LS picked up the cost of a new differential to fix the differential locking issue. Give him a try. I do believe that LS wants to continue to build a good reputation in the USA. Best of luck, AllanWell I have an LS , wish I could be one of those giving a positive review.
I've used mine to unload trucks at my business and have kept it inside in a air conditioned shop the 4 years I've owned it logging a whopping 35 hours on it.
It developed a fault causing it to go into limp mode. Went to dealer over 4 months ago. They say the wiring harness is faulty and that LS doesn't want to admit that. So it's finger pointing ,meanwhile my tractor is sitting in a boneyard with the hood up and weeds growing up in it.
Tried calling LS but not only do they not post their # , they will not give you the # of anyone.
Filed a complaint and heard nothing but crickets.
It's a cab so was very expensive.
Fells like I put a pile of cash on the ground and set it on fire.
Good luck with your new LS !
LS and Mahindra are definitely the bargain brands. I will probably be avoiding both.I work at a dealership who sells LS. For a "light duty and light weight" tractor, they are mediocre, at best. If someone asks me specifically about our tractors, I tell them to always buy at least 5 more horsepower than they think they need. Not necessarily to get more horsepower, but to hopefully get a heavier tractor.
I've seen broken front frames from loader issues. The hydro transmissions are very lightweight, and have wet clutch issues. And last, but not least, the emissions systems and DEF systems are a nightmare. The warranty issues are numerous and it's hit or miss whether LS covers them.
We have begun informing customers that if LS refuses to cover a warranty issue, that they will be responsible for any charges. We tell them this when they buy one from us.
Also, some of the other posters are correct about dealership service. We have had several tractors brought to us because either the original dealership had closed, quit selling them, or couldn't/wouldn't fix their tractors. We've had LS tell people to bring their tractors to us from over 100 miles away, because LS couldn't find anyone to repair the customer's problems, and these are the ones that LS usually stiffs us on warranty claims. Imagine that.
If you're planning on putting less than 100 hours a year on your "hobby tractor", LS or a LS branded tractor might work for you. But if you seriously use a tractor, I'd recommend a Kubota.
I've actually told customers that an LS tractor wasn't going to work for them or make them happy.
I'd much rather lose a sale, as to have a customer who isn't satisfied and has spent good money for something that isn't right for them. I had one customer come back and tell me that they wish that they had listened to me. This was after five different issues with his tractor, he got stuck paying for two of the "warranty" repairs. He finally pawned it off on someone else, and bought another brand. I won't say which brand, because we're talking LS.
I purchased a 2017 XU6158 about a year ago with a little over 300 hours and if you do not have a good dealer - I recommend that you do not buy a LS Tractor because the dealers do not want to service another dealers sale. I have the tractor to develop a couple of error codes and you are stuck if you do not have a dealer willing to help you. I have for 3 months tried to get an appointment to get a code 21 repaired and now the tractor will only idle and has no power because it will not respond to the accelerator no matter how hard you press on the pedal. It is a nice tractor in appearance but what good does it do you if it won't run. I researched the codes and it appears it is a wiring harness issue and when you trace out the wiring harness you find out it is tight in a space with the clutch pedal - they saved 10 cents to shorten the harness and now even if you try to repair the worn coating the tractor has to have the computer re-flashed and you can not buy the equipment to do that at Wal Mart and that is my situation.Newbie here. Anyone with any feedback on LS G3033H tractor good or bad. 33hp tractor brand new with a backhoe for $24700. About the same as the new B2601 Kubota with a back hoe
Any input would be great