"On a par with the Pasquali Era tractor - solid build, simple to fix...."
"This tractor is from the Stone Age. I have yet to go out and use it without some issue, the latest is the third starting switchboard quit working. I..."
"Parts for the Jinma are nearly impossible to get in Australia. It's bloody annoying!..."
"Bought new in 2008. First two years, no major issues other than hydraulic leaks from the first 2 weeks of cleaning stalls. Non-standard fittings hard..."
"Love this little tractor. FEL/box scraper. Had to cut/weld brake pedal rod shorter so my big foot could fit on landing when mounting seat, otherwise,..."
"Bought the chassis mounted backhoe with this 283, spent the first few hours fixing hydraulic leaks, changing filters, extra. First hundred hours went..."
"Great little tractor. The major jobs to date: buried two 1,200 gal tanks for rain water collection/irrigation system. Trench and install 350" 4" drain..."
"We have 160 acres in the mountains and needed roads all over our land, up super steep terrain and some very hard core places. I put about a 120 hours..."
"Jinma tractor has good power and always starts. Good price ($6,700) for 25 diesel HP crate tractor...."
"I imported from China after a trip there saved over 20k It has been a great little tractor the hydraulics have been the only let down with seals..."
"Purchased with Koyker 165 loader and Woods Groundbreaker backhoe...."
"I also have an old Farm All M. Runs good. Gets about 20 hours a year...."
"This tractor is great for small acreage. Use it for weed mowing in summer 5 foot bush hog also use for snow removal in winter came equipped with front..."
"Okay so it is not a JD or a MF,no contest. But this little Jinma cost me $6,500 used with 280 hours on it with a FEL, backhoe, 5' Bush Hog and a..."
"This tractor appears to be an excellent value on the surface. But poor quality control and use of substandard materials negate the tractor as a good..."
"This Jinma was originally bought to move a boat up and down the owner's salt water boat ramp. It had been stored outside in a corrosive environment..."
"This tractor is a copy of a 50's-60's US farm tractor. Reverse engineered to the usual Chinese standards of quality, fit and finish.
"I bought the tractor used. It came with Koyker 160 front end loader, Koyker KB60 back hoe, and a 5' grader blade. It had been stored outside.
"Very minor problems with hydraulic spool fitting leak, apart from that an excellent machine.
A special note: I live on the side of a steel..."
"I like the tractor, but it came with dinged up awning and threads rusted and stripped out on 3 point tension couplers. Dealer wouldn't send new parts...."