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Kama TS354X Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 3.80
Build Quality:
3
Features:
rating
3
Performance:
rating
4
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
4


Good tractor. Posted by curthibbert on 03/17/2010

Let me preface by saying the only other tractor I have owned was a Ford 8N. Compared to that, this thing is the best thing since sliced bread. The 354X is a 3 cylinder direct injection. My dealer, Chip at Artrac told me that the direct injection was the way to go and I would never have any trouble starting. And he was right. Last winter it fired up at 10 degrees about as well as at 70 degrees. No preheating, no radiator hose heater no help whatsoever. The only real problem I have had with it is the injection pump went out last fall. I feel I am partly to blame for that. I should have changed the oil in it right away. The oil smelled really bad when I did. But, I put a new pump on it myself and it started right up and off we go. The fit and finish are not up to the domestic tractors. You can see the weld seams in the body work, they use cheap fuses, stuff like that. But, for the money difference between the name brands and this one, I can live with it. Parts seem to be readily available. This KAMA shared the engine with the same size Jinma model, it is called a TY395E-1. However it supposedly has a heavier drive train than a Jinma. So, you can get parts from a number of sources. In short if you can do a little mechanical work on one of these yourself I would not hesitate to buy a KAMA.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2007 Date Purchased: 04/01/2008 Number of Hours: 175
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Seems to be simple and reliable. Cons: Not as popular as other brands of Chinese tractors (Jinma). Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Oklahoma I also considered buying: Jinma JM-284, New Holland TC35
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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