I purchased the x304 2.5 years ago and listen nto the problems that I have had.n When purchased it came with a two year warranty not even a month nlater the warranty was changed for new buyers to 4 years or 300 hours nwhich ever came first. Being that this was a practically new purchase I nrequested the same for my $3500 purchase. My request was denied. 4 nmonths later the seat cushion cracked and I park it in a shed. It was nreplaced. 6 months later the deck warped and was cutting my grass nuneven it was replaced. Explanation was a defect in the production of nthe deck. Had to bring to the dealer a view times because of a load nrattling noise while mowing. Explanation spring loaded pins to drop deckn was the cause of this annoying noise. I had the put a dab of silicon ton cushion the metal to metal contact. then a month ago I had a ntransmission wheel seal started leaking. NO Warranty. I Purchased a new none cost $22 plus $4 for jd20 oil. All those problems on a new John nDeere mower in the first 75 hours of use. Then just recently it startedn making wining noises while traveling and started showing signs of powern loss while climbing slopes in my yard. I had my mechanic try to ndiagnose the problem. It came down to removing the transmission and whatn we found was silicon shavings and pieces that had stopped up the ninternal screen. This was a obvious manufacture defect. I contacted my ndealer and they said for sure this should be a out of warranty covered nitem. I took my x304 to my local dealer and sent them a email with all nthe pictures I took of the trash in the transmission. Then it was a nwaiting game on John Deere to find out what they would do. Two weeks at nmy dealer and John Deere FINALLY responded. But it wasn’t what I wantedn to hear. They said it was out of warranty and they were not going to nhelp. I was shocked. I emailed Torq Tuff the manufacturer of the ntransmission and explained the problems I was having and sent them the npictures I had sent John Deere. I told them that John Deere did not wantn to stand behind their products. Would they stand behind theirs? Four ndays later a new transmission was at my office. NO Help from John Deere.n Highly recommend Torq Tuff transmissions. They stand behind there nproducts and admit defects of workmanship. STAY AWAY FROM JOHN DEERE.
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