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Anyone Familiar With Jinma Farm Pro?


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#1 cumberland OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 03:59 AM

Picked up a 2425 yesterday w/261 hrs. that was too good of a deal to pass up. Wondering if anyone has or had one ?
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Posted September 21, 2014 - 04:44 AM

Looks nice. Hope you get lots of trouble free use out of it.



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 05:45 AM

Don't know much about them. They appear to be a sturdy basic tractor. I have seen some pricing that was hard to believe. A lot of tractor for the money! 



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 06:28 AM

Where are they made? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 06:43 AM

Where are they made? Good Luck, Rick

 

Jinma is a Chinese brand.  They make the North Star tractors sold by Northern Tool and (believe it or not) what they call the best selling compact utility tractor in the world, Mahindra!

 

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 06:43 AM

i hope you have better luck then my neighbour did with his, parts are hard to find, odd ball fittings (at least the ones shipped to canada) priced cheap but you get what you pay for, he sold his after only a few hundred hrs, he use to say one hr working , 4 hrs fixing. i hope you dont have the same issues


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Posted September 21, 2014 - 08:31 AM

I hope I get good service. There's a major parts supplier in Nashville. ( not too far from me). This one is excellent shape, runs good, starts easy. 12 fwd. . 4 rev. Speeds. Only issue is a small leak upper radiator hose. And the bushog has a busted joint knuckle on driveshaft. That's from running at 1000rpm gear when it's only rated for 540 rpm.
I'm almost embarrassed to admit I paid the full asking price ...$1000
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Posted September 21, 2014 - 10:25 AM

I'd say pretty good price.  I hope it works well for you.



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 10:29 AM

 
I'm almost embarrassed to admit I paid the full asking price ...$1000
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:say_what:   You didn't even try to bring him down??   :smilewink:   WOW, with parts available, that was a steal and a half!  I have 8 Jinma suitcase weights like those.  



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 05:07 PM

Farm Pro was a brand sold from right here in Huntington, IN for a few years. I looked at them, seemed real crude on castings and dashes and hoods kinda cheapy. They did clean them up after few years and built better.  Parts were kinda scarce here at first, and even were taking parts off a few new ones in crates to fix some sold. That is the story anyway. I know local guy was painting the body's with better paints for them to assemble. The whole company is gone now. Homier Distributing or HDC sold import tools out of the trucks in parking lots, which they still do. The stores he tried to keep never seemed to stay open.  Think they replaced about everything they sold at one time or another, chinese Junk.  Think people wised up to the poor value and quit buying the stuff after word got around.  I DID see the actual Jinma brand in a show in Wisconson a few years ago, and that company selling those was putting on better dashes and gauges too, some better paints.  Not sure if they are around now tho. Northern still seems to have them in their catalogs, but prices have gone up alot since the first few years of the start of line up. Hard to believe Mahindra is same company????  Would have to get more info on that before saying so.



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 07:16 PM

 

 

Hard to believe Mahindra is same company????

I guess I was always under the impression that Mahindra was made in India. 

 

 

 

The Mahindra Group Background

To understand Mahindra USA you must first understand the global strength of the Mahindra brand and the origins of Mahindra & Mahindra LTD and The Mahindra Group.

The Mahindra Group was founded in 1945 as a steel trading company in Mumbai, India. In 1947, the Group entered automotive manufacturing to bring the iconic Willys Jeep onto Indian roads.

The Groups founding brothers, J.C Mahindra and K.C. Mahindra believed that new modes of transportation held the key to India's prosperity; one of their first goals was to build durable, rugged vehicles that could handle the rough Indian terrain.



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Posted September 22, 2014 - 08:49 PM

They also look very much like the LS brand too. Except they're blue. Pricing is similar.
I don't know about HOMIER. I guess they bought the right to put there name on the JINMA.
The new model that I have is the 254E. Sells for $9000 and $14000 w/ loader

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Posted September 22, 2014 - 08:53 PM

Ps. The bush hog that came with it is a HOWSE. It retails for $1341. Just need to fix the one yoke bearing on shaft. Otherwise it's in vgc.
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Posted September 22, 2014 - 09:54 PM

I hope you have good luck with it.  I know of a few people here who had them.  All but one have been scapped and the one that remains sits around with the hood open more than it does working.



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Posted September 23, 2014 - 12:31 PM

If it goes south I could part it out for 3 times selling whole. I've seen those Y385T diesel motors sell for $3500 alone.
I've heard good & bad about the tractors. Many with 1000 relativity trouble free hours.




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