Does a great job for the money
I have the VT 4000 with the catcher option and I love it, the lawn looks fresh and clean and stick and leaves are sucked up on every run. The downside is it chews through batteries every 2 years but for the price point J can live with that.
Purchased in January 2018 for $1,650.
I get 1 mow on my 3.5 acres before something somewhere breaks on it.
I have owned this machine less than 6 months. Since I have owned it, it has been to the mechanics 3 times. It now needs a fourth. The drive belt is awful, the safety stops are not secure. The drive power is awful. I would not recommend this machine to anyone.
This is the worst hunk of meatl i have ever encountered. I get 1 mow on my 3.5 acres before something somewhere breaks on it.
Stop start very annoying
Bought MTD rde on second hand $1500.00 in 2020. Machine is easy to operate on rural yard. Chair is narrow and not that comfortable., Seat Tips slightly forward. Main issue since purchase is it cuts out after 5 minutes then you leave it and restart it, goes then it stops again. We have had it looked at by 2 repair shops who cant find the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Purchased at Trade Me for $1,500.
Get what you pay for
Bought this mower second-hand under 12 months ago. It was fine for the first 9 months until it kept shooting drive belts, the tensioner for the rear drive belt gets bent because it's so flimsy therefore shoots belts. Got that problem fixed (by myself) and then the diff started clicking when Turning, all the way until the mower couldn't move. Took the diff out welded it together (difflock) worked for a while until the stress from that broke the Actual gears in the diff, basically removed them altogether and welded some steel pipe to the each sid...e of the axle. This worked great until the mower was towing over 300 kg and it let go on one side so only one wheel driving. Just before that I got a pretty small rock and one Spindale broke all the mounts and that mower was done.
Purchased in October 2019 for $700.
suits person with good mechanical knowledge - minor irritations. must use "swing blades" = not solid bars.
slightly heavy steering, reasonable turning circle. This mower, is VERY simple to operate!
To cut grass evenly, you must first set cutting deck "level", ( with rear wheels, ) with mower on a hard flat surface. this is very simple to do. No "special tools" required! Height "adjustment" of cutting deck, speed and gear selection, are simple. Make sure you follow the Owners Manual directions!!!
Engine is usual Briggs & Stratton - & very reliable - if you service it regularly, as instructed!
Change engine oil ANNUALLY! Regardless of numb...
Purchased at Red Shed - Dandenong Victoria.
Bought from MTD order# CD6901745C18 March 21 2018 Received with front wheel bent from shipping. Transmission went out after 5 months. Mower won't go fast enough. You have to mow thin grass in 5th gear. 5th,6th,7th gear not much faster than 4th gear. Mtd said mower need speed adjustment. Took to shop and they adjusted per MTD instruction from their call to MTD. Made unit worse now clutch pedal is adjusted all the way into mower body, does allow enough space for pedal to travel when you change gears. No better speed. Now 1st gear doesn't work on a hill. Taking to another authorized dealer but don't think they can repair this mower. Mower is no good. Do not buy this mower.
This mower cuts my grass just how i like it and is perfection, best ride of my life ! It has lasted really long and is extremely durable and reliable for all my needs as i am not the only person that rides it. God bless the mower love love love
Excellent riding mower starts quick
I sold my 2008 Yard Machines, which never through a belt. My new Yard Machines has a Briggs and Stratton PowerBuilt 15.5 HP engine that starts immediately and powers through 12" grass. I'm very happy with this riding mower and highly recommend it to folks who need quality mower at a discount price.
My little hot rod
My MTD is OLD but it keeps going,due to its age I have had to just about rebuild it only through fair wear and tear. This little beast starts easy and away we go,have a bit of fun while cutting grass,I punish it and it's never let me down. Don't know if I would have a newer model as I like the the metal body on the oldie,anyway don't have to buy a new one...I've got the old 13.5/38 hot rod,this will go forever
I love my lawnmower because it is perfect cuts my grass as I like is powerful but not excessively powerful. They are fairly priced and come with a good Warrinty I've had mine Now for 3 years and it's still going strong but when it does stuff up ill be sure to buy a new MTD
No problems so far
Had the unit for 12 months, pros, easy to change oil, starts every time, does a reasonable job cutting the grass. Seat could be a little more comfortable as is hard, can get 2 full mows from 9 litres fuel.( my block is 3300 m2) A big annoyance is the mulching kit which will add $90 to your purchase. Its totally useless and broke away after 10 minutes. Tried various methods of securing but flies off every time. Has an annoying safety feature, will not mow in reverse !!! Would I buy again, well not based on some of these reviews but so far apart from the mulching issue no issues here.
Biggest POS I've ever owned
We purchased our MTD brand new in 2011 and have regretted it ever since, we replaced a Bolens we had got for $500 on t we had to do little more than put Fule in for many years, MTD has a rediculous 2 blade 46" cut that means 2 quite large light gauge blades bend when they even look like hitting something this puts load on the lit weight alloy spindle housings and because they're are 2 large blades not 3 smaller blades grass that is a little longer chokes the whole thing up worse than eating too much cheese
The maximum ground sped on this ...thing is likened to a geriatric turtle and a season doesn't go buy when I don't have to replace drive belts and blades,this is a very expensive machine to keep doing a very ordinary job on your lawn This thing is so unreliable I recently purchased a 2nd hand Murray so we can have 2 mowers running in my 2 acre house yard on a good weekend and atleast the Murray will get the job on weekends when the MTD does its usual mid mow breakdown
Not bad but has a few problems
This machine was new 6 years ago and used on about 3 acres of lawn. Always in the shed and looks still brand new.. The B&S engine is great. My block is sloping and I had problems turning up on the slope. The diff just allowed the wheels to turn without traction. Bought a set of mini snow chains from the US and that fixed that. Best 100 bucks I ever spent. The blades on these things are about beer can gauge steel and fold up like spaghetti when you hit even a gumnut. Replaced them with gator blades.. Solid slabs of steel about 1/4" t...hick. Bloody brilliant.. The downside is that the blade driving belt only lasts about 6 months but you can buy them cheap on eBay and they are not hard to replace. For some reason the battery needs to be kept on constant charge and even then you are lucky to get 12 months out of it. The latest problem is the failure of the main transmission belt. This is a mongrel to replace and after doing so the mower will only move at a snails pace. Lots of helpful advice on the net and I'm looking into that now. My first rideon was a 2nd hand Rally Roper.. a complete piece of ugly crap that shed chunks of itself every time I used it.. The welder was always ready at the shed door for repairs at the end of the day. Then I had a Husqvarna and you don't even want to hear about that experience.. haha.. happy mowing.. Geoff.
my first mtd lasted 14 yrs with a few modifications. So when it finally was unrepairable I decided to buy another. Biggest lemon ever from day one deck kept falling down, belts burning out, catcher not attached correctly by dealer. Every time dealer took 3 -4 weeks to even look at, then it often had something else broken once got it home.
Had a MTD that wouldn't stop while I was backing and started freewheeling down hill! Not good it wasn't stopping blades were still running down and the pond was looking deep! Yep went swimming. Problem MTD had not used Loctite on the differential cage and it came apart meaning free wheeling. MTD agreed to cover it under warranty, new trans and other damage when it went swimming. Well over a year to get repaired, the dealer lost the mower deck, had to get an attorney to get the thing and was never right! No way in H would I ever own another MT...D. The Federal Product Safety Commission investigated it. Had I bailed off the mower I may have entangled myself and been cut by the blades or possibly even had drowned if I had a piece of clothing got caught on the mower.
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|Category||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers|
|Cutting Width||965 mm||1,067 mm|
|Horsepower||10.5 hp||15.5 hp|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton OHV||Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt OHV|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton||Briggs & Stratton|
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