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Foton 254 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.60
Build Quality:
5
Features:
rating
4
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
4


The Little Tractor That Could Posted by Parker on 11/06/2012

So I drove past this tractor for the last 7 months. It was sitting in a repo yard her in town. I finally worked up the nerve to actually go and look at it, while I was in my coveralls (I'm a heavy duty mechanic).

Upon closer inspection I noticed the low hours and barely a mark on it. So I placed a bid and consequently got the Foton!

The first think i noticed was the sloppy directional shifter. I can fix this.The next minor issue is the lack of hazard lights. I'm in the middle of fixing this. Looks like I'll have to clean and grease all the plugs and connections on the tractor as whoever prepped it did a shitty job. After rebuilding the joystick controls for the Frey ML165 loader, I have managed to put 6 hours on the hour meter popping stumps and clearing snow.

I am very happy with my Foton. It has nice smooth power and so far no major problems.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2009 Date Purchased: 10/28/2012 Number of Hours: 233
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Got it for a good price, perfect size. Cons: Hood opens the wrong way, can't service the engine easily. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: Canada Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying: Kioti CK30, Kubota B3000
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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