built to last
Previous mower was a John Deere LA115. Decided to purchase the cox because of the build quality and it has not disappointed. The cutting deck on the john Deere always required attention, the cox is as solid as they come. I can take it into the paddock to mow thistles and then do the lawns with exceptional results. My only complaint would be the design of the oil sump. The bung is not in a location that is easy to drain. It is very manageable but a bit annoying. Highly recommend this mower.
Purchased in January 2018 for $6,100.00.
Worth the money if you have a bit to do
Bought the Cox 4500 42 inch live drive (fabricated deck) mid last year for use up in NQ on 5 acres mixed weeds & grass. Never knew we'd have the biggest wet season in 500 or so years so was a great test. Would have been stuffed without this mower.
Good - eats everything! Mowed end to end the five acres 4 times before needing to replace blades, does a beaut job (dont mow to the roots so as not to chew up blades). 20 horsepower v twin excellent, decent on fuel, fabricated deck does not bend even after accidently hitting immovable rocks and a cou...
Purchased in June 2018 for $7,000.00.
When we bought our farm in 2002, we bought a Cox ride on. It was magic . I used it VERY often over 16 years. My husband didn't like it because there was no suspension on the seat. We then bought the top of the range John Deere, which gave up at the "sight" of grass longer than 2 inches. I still relied on the original Cox. Eventually our mechanic suggested that we should get a new mower (again). So, of course, we went back to a Cox. My husband did the research as to which model we should buy, in conjunction with the local outdoor machiner...y dealer. Marketing terms like "Live Axle Drive" have no real meaning, and since "hydro" means water, neither of us can determine what "hydrostatic drive" means. We're very disappointed with this new model. All traction is dependent on the back left wheel, which, if even seemingly just 1 millimetre off the ground, stops turning and renders the mower immobile. I now keep the tow chain permanently on the front of the quad bike to get this mower onto ground where that back left wheel has traction again.
Great mower but the steering is dissapointing. Purchased April 2017
When we looked for a new mower to replace our old Murray Sentinel which never did a good job with stalky grass, we were impressed by the idea of “off set” blades of the Cox Stockman.
We purchased the mower from the Dealer in Murgon after a quick demo out side their Store, not cutting grass.
The mower was purchased for my wife to use and she is very happy with it apart from the STEERING which seems to be getting harder to turn the wheels.
We have complained to the dealer and they even took it away to their workshop for a “sleepover” but it ...
Purchased April ` 16 .. STOCKMAN 4500 ..Hydrostatic 42 inch cut .. 10 out of 10 . Amazing mower , po
Purchased April `16 Stockman 4500 hydrostatic 42 inch cut ,, amazing mower , powerful, great turning circle , easy ride . use to mow 2acres of lawn .. looks like a bowling green , parkland cleared 5 acres , also fire breaks , tough as , can thoroughly recommend . no maintenance issues .
James K ..
Do not Consider
The Stockman 4500 live drive is rubbish. It cannot handle slopes at all. The cones are fragile and way to small for this machine. 100% dissatisfied. Was sold machine as they claimed live drive was best for sloping ground. Steering is appalling and heavy. The motor and deck are strong features and machine does cut well. Had first cone die after 2 hours. $420. repair. On next mow was 10 degree slope when cone exploded and broke into pieces, lucky I was quick on brake. Will take a financial bath on this machine and my best decision is ditching Cox's lemon.
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