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.