I bought a John Deere with the envision I was investing in a quality well built tractor. I am sorry to say I did not. In the 4 years I have had my Deere it has had an oil leak, key way broke off in the engine, loss of power and now the engine is blown up and I have to buy a new engine. The tractor was running fine and out of the blue it back fires and then will not run. I checked on the internet and this seems to be the trouble most other people are having with their LT 160's.
I would take it to my Dealer but every time I take it there they call and say the tractor is done and I go to pick it up and I find little things like They did not tighten the valve cover down and oil was running out on to the ground and I was told (now I like this one) This is normal. The oil will stop in time; it's only from us working on it. After 15 min's or so of me pointing out the oil was not from when they worked on it the shop manager finally did say he would have someone take another like at it the next day.
That sounds like he did do his job, BUT this was the 3rd time I was called to pick up my tractor only to drive almost 40 miles one way and drive home without the tractor. And the one time I did take the tractor I got it home only to reload it on the truck and take it right back because it was not fixed.
I buy Made In The USA and think everyone should, you pay more for it but most times you get what pay for. I spent over $3,000.00 only to have a tractor with a blown up engine that will cost me around $1000.00 more to replace.
I emailed John Deere over a week ago, their web site says that a response would be sent in one/two days. I have not got anything but a Thank You for your request.
If you go to (((link redacted))) you will see 2 reviews on the Lt 160 one is mine and one from someone else. The one from someone else is a good review, but mine is not. If you look into the site you will see reviews for other John Deere and there is a lot of negative reports.
I feel John Deere is ripping people off by selling low quality at high price when for years and years everyone knew that John Deere was something that would last for years, now they will not. They are using their good name in a Bad way.
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