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Jinma JM-284 Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.00
Build Quality:
3
Features:
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4
Performance:
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4
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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4


Jinma 284 Posted by Stanley Knight on 01/06/2012

I did a lot of research before buying a Jinma. I could not justify spending twice as much for an American (made in Japan) tractor since I wouldn't be using it a lot (or daily). I enjoyed getting a crate tractor, as I learned so much about it. At about 1 year, an oil seal began to leak on the FEL. I matched up a new one at a hydraulic supply store and pressed it in. (the old one had not been pressed in straight.)

My original battery still works great at 7 1/2 years! Surprisingly my first real break-down was just last week. The FEL stopped working while dragging and piling manure. I've been cleaning the control, diverter valve and filter. Tomorrow I'll replace the quick couplings or put in swivels.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2004 Date Purchased: 04/30/2004 Number of Hours: 225
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Great value for the money. Cons: Metal castings and finish are crude for today's standards. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States California I also considered buying: Yanmar FX285
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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