First post here;
Last week I took delivery of my third JD Garden Tractor in the last 25 years. I has a 425 model in the mid ‘90’s, an X585 in 2004, and the new X739 last week. I was able to get a fair price for the 14 year old X585, which looked much newer and was well maintained. About the time I had made my mind up to buy a new JD, the hour meter quit working on the X585.
Delivery was 27SEP18, a Thursday. I noted that the hour meter had 0.0 displayed and hoped that it had been inspected before delivery. The next day I started to cut the yard. What a disappointment; the tractor left shallow ruts and scalped some places. The following Monday, I called the dealer and made my concerns known. Tuesday the tech arrived and let some air out of the tires and leveled the mower deck and set the gage wheels. The grass hasn’t grown that much and I think it may be done for the season. I also use the mower to mulch the leaves from the various trees in the yard. Today, 6OCT, I started the leaf collection. I noticed there was a jerky sensation intermittently as I had experienced on the maiden cut. We have a long driveway and I tested the tractor down the length, both with the mower deck engaged and without. I doesn’t matter, there is a jerkiness at random times. I got the missus out to see if she could visually see any difference when the symptom occurred. She was not able to notice any difference. I got her to drive and sure enough, I could see it and hear a difference in the ‘whine’
of the machine. The missus could also feel the jerkiness.
This is the first AWD machine I have had. Has anyone had a similar experience? Dealership has been contacted.
Sorry for the “War and Peace” first post. Also a few pics of the first cut.......