87.8 (223 cm)
111 in. (281 cm) (w/ 3-Point)
|Wheelbase||60.4 (153 cm)|
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"I have had this tractor since it was new (15 years). It has a 419 loader and I use it with a 6-foot finish mower with no problems. I have not had front wheel issues like described in other reviews but do not use 4-wheel drive much. I have found the loader to handle any load I could fit into the bucket."
"I have a 790 that has 400 hours on it. I bought it in 2012 new. Last year the left front wheel sheared the drive gear at the wheel and the left wheel actually fell off as it broke the retainer clip also. I was back-blading sand and it made no sense. I assumed it was a manufacturer defect until I read this. Just two days ago hauling drain rock the right wheel started clicking. I tore it apart to find three teeth sheered off the gear. The gears can not handle the load of having weight in the bucket while in 4-wheel drive."
"This tractor has done everything I have ask of it and more! I use it mainly for wildlife food plots, bush hogging, and clearing log roads. I have the John Deere I Match quick hitch on it and it handles all the implements with no problem. The tractor feels like a 50 horsepower to me as I upgraded from a 23 horsepower machine! I considered a couple other brands in this horse power range but the 790 just felt more comfortable to me and just felt stronger. I'm very happy with its performance!"
"This utility tractor is the greatest little tractor. I have 10 acres that I keep mowed and also use it for everything around the place. I had some forks built to attach to the bucket. I use it to lift (like a forklift), use it to move dirt around for the wife in her flower beds, etc. I also have a small garden. I use it with a brush hog to mow 10 acres, and have even hired it out to mow friends' pastures. It runs very smoothly and is very economical on diesel. I can mow for 5 to 6 hours on 3 to 4 gallons with this super little machine."
"I've replaced the left front ring, pinion, bearings and seals. Now I have to do the same to the right front. Don't, and I repeat do not, use the front drive with a load in the bucket on a steady basis on hills. The front drive on the wheels is under-engineered. One small tooth takes the load. It needs a beefier setup. Aside from this problem, mine is very reliable. "
"My front tire has broken off four times now. I have repaired it three times now, twice at the dealer. All of the gears are stripped inside. The front end is very weak. It has very bad construction."
"Have had and used this tractor for going on 15 years and have never had a single problem with it. "
"I purchased my 790 new from the original owner in 2010. It has proven to be totally reliable and up to the task of maintaining my less than ten acre small farm. It is a no frills machine but the no frills is a plus for a small farm. I added MMM this year and the 60" MMM is perfect for the 5+ acres I finish mow. The gear drive is a plus and it is totally reliable on a machine that only sees five hours or less per use in the summer. It was a great purchase for me and I could not be more happy. "
"Great for the homeowner no matter whether used for mowing, gardening, or property up keep. Easy to use. "
"I work my tractor very hard. Might have been a little easier if I'd known John Deere wouldn't stand by any warranted. I even paid extra for extended warranted and got back NOTHING! I bought a John Deere because I thought such a big name would stand by its product---it doesn't."