Mornin Mark, Dunno I am pretty sure that they arrive here in Crates pre-assembled? When I was fighting to get them to honor the "Warranty" over the Missing Bolts incident I went to who I thought wast the "Top" being John Deere in Brisbane Aust, and over a period of 5 Phone calls to a so called "Service Manager "got a new Mower head Plate, Shafts etc. During this argie bargie I told them if they didn't fix it that I would go directly to Head Office in Kentucky USA Management" they just laughed and said "that won't do you any good"!
So in January this year when the Trans failed I took it back to "HWY 1" the JD Agent who sold me the thing" and dumped it in their Yard, had a long talk with the Manger and reminded him and gave him pictures of every thing that had failed in the 2 years (80 hours) told him for the 3rd time I wanted my money back or I would go to the Consumer affairs again the Denials so I went to Consumer affairs and again HWY 1 refused to replace the Trans even though they knew that it was an on going problem with the Torq Tuff T40's?
They wrote a Pack of "denial lies" contradicting each of my listed my "complaints" and the Gov dept "Consumer" affairs Dept accepted their version and told me I would have to sue them myself. So in the end HWY 1 replaced the Trans at a cost of $350 to me and now another belt has broken and the top Transmission Drive belt is loose. Others in my street which are all 5 Acre lots have had problems with belt coming off and breaking One has had an engine failure at 30 hours. So as you can see Mate I am not a happy man.
Anyway if you think that it may still pay me to go too Head Office in America let me know as I said I have all the Letters Listing everything to them and Pictures to match:help: Okay gotta go now you will never guess where? Yup back under the JD LA- 135 will let you know how I went. Cheers Mark AussieDasha