I must say that I actually thought that purchasing this tractor could be a great experience. It frustrates me to no end reading all these posts about the rough starting and smoking on this engine. My machine has 25 Hours!!!!!!! on it. When it was new it started with a nice dark grey puff and took off running. Ran smooth as silk, at the 17 hour mark it started to act like it was totally flooded on startup. Blowing a horrendous amount of whitish/blue smoke. Smelling like raw diesel and running like someone just pulled the power on 2 out of the 3 cylinders. this goes on for about 30- 45 seconds and then clears up. Restarts fine until it gets cold and does the same thing all over. I know, I have been hearing the same issues but nobody seems to have come on the sight and said They fixed it. Obviously there is something going on and JD can't act stupid and say they have never heard of it. Needless to say it goes to the dealer next week for the second time. The other time was what was acting like a stuck diff lock (no it was not in 4 wheel) actually pealing the sealer off my fresh sealed driveway, this was happening when I was backing out of garage after having emergency brake on. they could not duplicate this random problem so I was sent on my way. So in the nutshell I purchased a 20K tractor with implements and I have dealt with:
Sticking differential lock.
bad headlight switch
I want my 425 back!!!
Very discouraged and not looking forward to the future
I hate being without my equipment. And shouldn't have to this early in the game.
I am going on 60 and was hoping for a tractor that could make my life easier