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A good seatbelt is an important part of product safety.
Chinese tractors, if chosen wisely, can provide a lifetime of service and great value.
(left) Ensure the rollover protective structure complies.
In-cabin models ensure there are no hydraulic lines or valves inside the cab.
catalogue for yourself. Check to see if
the company is big enough to have
There's no problem with buying a
tractor from a dealer a long distance
away, even interstate if you feel it rep-
resents good value. With the cost of
flights these days it's a good invest-
ment to fly over and check out the
operation for yourself. If the dealer
isn't keen on you flying in then they
are probably not worth dealing with.
It is important to find out if the
dealer has a network of service
agents that can look after you in your
area. Some do, some don't -- so it's
worth asking the question.
Ask about the pre-delivery quality
checks that are conducted. This is an
important aspect in making sure
your tractor is good to go when you
put it to work. Again, some compa-
nies conduct rigorous processes
while others simply send them out
'as is'. Ask to see a copy of the pre-
delivery checklist to satisfy yourself.
Finally, ask yourself 'am I getting
the best value for money?' If you are
in the market for a Chinese tractor
then price is an important factor. But
it is imperative to know that not all
Chinese tractors and the companies
selling them are the same. Lowest
price is not necessarily the best buy.
It is a big investment, so do your
homework and select a great Chinese
tractor that will serve you well for a
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