James Perth, Western Australia - 21st June 2021
Well well, i have spent months researching zero turn mowers, and hell fire there is sum rubbish out there. Nearly purchased a Kubota equivalent? so glad i did not. Explained to dealer upon walking in the door, my bullshit meter is full, and i would not tolerate any more cheap sales talk. I own a rural property, and work with my hands as well as my brain not my mouth! Dealer asked me with a smile, so you have been looking for a while? Dealer good straight talker and listener. Everything went well from this point, went over machine with a fine tooth comb, fabrication excellent (welding), quality steel, well engineered / designed with a serious user in mind. Priced up replacement consumables (blades,belts,fluids, service intervals dependant on use). I could go on about the materials used to build this beast (i know why they use the term SPARTAN), as they state the engine is bullet proof (subject to maintenance / care of machine). I could not find fault with this machine, and i am picky, the devil is always in the detail! Not to sure how long the fuel gauge will last, or if the onboard computer stands the test of time, we will see. Against all my instincts, i purchased the machine on the spot, and because the dealer was honest with me, i made a few other purchases on the spot, personally, honesty goes a long way with me. I did not need to spend more money, but i wanted to show my appreciation for an honest man, selling an honest machine (rare as hen's teeth! these days). The dealer believes in the product he is selling, i deal with dishonest people for a living, i can tell the difference. When i have used the machine for a while, which will not take long (following maintenance etc.), i will follow up with my personal experience / opinion. I am confident this machine will live up to its claims, purely based on the engineering and math perspective, I cannot wait to put this machine to the test!