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Old 03-03-2015, 10:00 AM
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Iseki tractors

Does anyone have any experience, good or bad, with iseki tractors? I will most likely be buying one from a friend at the end of the summer. It's a 36hp. He really likes it, just wants something bigger. I just want to see what experiences others have had.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:08 AM
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Probably find some info here.

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:33 AM
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They used to be in the "grey" market of small tractors and were cheap. Technically they were illegal. The safety standards and builds were different and parts can be a nightmare to get. It may depend on how old it is and whether it meets U.S. standards. If all the safety placards are in Japanese/Engrish, it's "grey". Also, pto speeds and safety features are different. Many American implements won't work. If your buddy has implements that go with it, get them.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the input. Here's the link to the one that he has:
http://www.iseki.com.au/home/product...pact-tractors/

Looks to be a newer one. I don't remember the year on it, but will find out.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:49 PM
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Looks like you can get parts for it. Most grey market tractors are yanmar or chinese tractors. Nearly all tractors are made in China or India anyway.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:31 PM
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That's an Australian web site. I'm 99% sure you're looking at a grey market tractor. Would you get in trouble? Who knows. But if it breaks, your dealer is in Australia!!
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:42 PM
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That's an Australian web site. I'm 99% sure you're looking at a grey market tractor. Would you get in trouble? Who knows. But if it breaks, your dealer is in Australia!!
I have some grey market equiptment, and have ordered parts from China on several occasions.

If the price is real good Id do it, if not I wouldn't touch it.

THeres a lot of grey market parts suppliers here in the US.
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Here's a link, hope it's not the same. They made some Massey Ferguson and White tractors for the US. It's still grey market though.

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...actor-any.html
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:11 AM
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Mechanically they're excellent as good as Kubota were before they started using plastic and sealed joints everywhere. Even in the UK that has a decent supplier network they're very expensive. They're better known for their large ride on mowers than their tractors over here though.
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:34 PM
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I have some grey market equiptment, and have ordered parts from China on several occasions.

If the price is real good Id do it, if not I wouldn't touch it.

THeres a lot of grey market parts suppliers here in the US.
From what little I have seen of it, the tractor is in great shape. He told me $3,000 for it with the bucket. I don't know hours or anything yet, but I will go through it and look at the hours again before I come close to buying. I'll also find out where he got it. I wanna say he bought it new, but not 100% sure.
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