x500 tractor with 44 inch blower, discharge shoot is plastic and broke in cold weather(go figure) when i went to get replacement i was told i had to by complete assembly just to replace the shoot at the tune of 165 dollars i have been a deere person for 35 plus years and i am disgusted with the new products . all the other parts of the assembly are sold as each why not the base shoot ?
the base of the shoot has teeth cut into the plastic and is driven by a steel warm gear, it stands to reason the plastic will give first. So John Deere can have it made cheaper and have a better profit margin i guess.
Review about: John Deere X500 Lawn Tractor.
Reason of review: Bad quality.