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Has anyone had any experience with the Chinese tractors? Such as Mahindra or the 100 other ones out there they seem like they have decent parts just no fancy options. Any opinions would be appreciated
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I think Mahindra is from India and they have been in business for a long time, I don't know what quality of stuff they are sending our way though. Kioti is a Korean brand I think too and I am sure there are others.

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Has anyone had any experience with the Chinese tractors? Such as Mahindra or the 100 other ones out there they seem like they have decent parts just no fancy options. Any opinions would be appreciated
Mahundra has been around forever and actually built smaller tractors for IH back in the 70's & 80's. There's no problem with them except there's not a lot of dealers or a big parts network.

The Chinese stuff like Farm pro, Nortac, etc. seem to be very crude and you'll never know when the plug will be pulled and no parts are available anymore.

If I had the choice between a new Chinese tractor and could get a used Deere, Kubota, CaseIH, etc for the same price or less, I'd take the used name brands over a new Chinese 24/7.
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I have heard that the parts networks are small and after about 5 years you cnat find parts.

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Tractors are one of those things where cutting corners to save a buck will eat you up in repair bills, parts, etc.

A down tractor kills productivity, in a business where you can't afford that, I'd want to know that I can count on my equipment. Thats why we run Deere's. They've never let us down, and when we've had issues, they were back up in a hurry thanks to the parts network.
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from what i hear mahindra tractors are actually very good tractors, mahindra is building vehicles to export to here in 2009 i beleive, there little diesels actually, and during WWII mahindra was contracted to build jeeps for the army
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Just Changed A Shift Fork In A Farm Pro Took About 10 Minutes, But They Are Crude. I'm Sure They'll Break Another One Shortly.
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