No doubt a concern for sure if pushed into a bind . The 3039R is tight as well and I have had issues with that very thing happening. I have started to figure out what sort of terrain maneuvers to avoid .Nice tractor but that MMM deck looks aweful tight under there. I would be afraid the anti scalp wheels would cut the rear tires if you hit something.
Oh yea, I have a pile of them in the corner of the barn . My stuff really never leaves the property under its own power.For what it's worth, the red slow vehicle sign in the rear of the tractor can be easily be removed by lifting straight up, no fasteners to mess with. Slick design. I took mine off since I rarely run my 4720 on our road.
Reason the Mid PTO was dropped for the 4R series the Mid Mount Mower Never sold well In the 4X20 series But Had sold well In the Previous 4X10 series. Deere Never Made a auto-Connect or a drive Over deckor even Marketed it as a Drive Over deck for the 4X20 series do to weight of the Tractor Plus In the 4x20 series the Mid PTO was only for a Mid Mount Mowing deck Deere didn't Build Other Mid PTO implements either for the 4X20 series Most Blowers or Brooms Marketed for it were Loader mounted & Hydraulic driven with the Hydraulic Power PackI'm super happy with my 4720, I suppose a belly mower would be okay for a large turf grass field but not so good in a pasture.
The JD 2.4 liter Powertech is a great engine, they have been used many years on skid steers, air compressors, generators, boats, etc.I am really excited to see if I can tell any performance or sound differences my 4066R tier 4 emission Yanmar motor and the 4720's pre-emission John Deere motor.
Great info, thanks.The JD 2.4 liter Powertech is a great engine, they have been used many years on skid steers, air compressors, generators, boats, etc.
They are good for about 10,000 hours according to my dealer's service manager. They are kind of a noisy engine though.
You could probably say that the Yanmar is a little more refined, but I can't see how it would be any "better" than the Powertech.