Backhoe Anyone Own a Chinese Backhoe?

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Ductape

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Went to look at a used backhoe yesterday. Older.... maybe late eighties, early nineties...Kubota branded. Really well used.... pivots a bit sloppy, plenty of welds... bucket really sloppy. Anyway.... i'm looking small, six foot or so. NOT looking to spend five to six thousand. Mine will only see light home owner use.... digging drainage ditches and such. I see these Chinese made units for (?????) $2,800.00. Actually less money than the guy was asking for the well used twenty year old backhoe i looked at.

eBay: BACKHOE - Tractor Bucket - JINMA 30 - 35hp (item 110123486159 end time May-16-07 16:00:00 PDT)

Does anyone own one of these? Or... is this a sham of some sort? Perhaps my next thought is the Mazzotti.... seen here:

eBay: New Mazzotti Backhoe W/ Pump Tank 4 Tractor Loader (item 130109739396 end time May-14-07 10:26:59 PDT)

The Mazzotti is actually within a four or five hour drive.... doable for sure. Does anyone have any feedback on the Mazzotti? Or.... i'm plenty open to suggestions. It would seem that a large part of my problem is my location in NH, and shipping seems to kill most of the "good deals" one might find halfway across the country.
 
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Ductape,

I bought a Jinma LW6 BH from a ventor on Ebay for $1800 plus about $500 for shipping. I set it up to run using a PTO pump. My use is similar to what you described in your post. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't. The overall quality is laughable.
As an example, most of the controls worked backwards. The way the valve block is plumbed, it is not possible to switch the hoses at the ports. With enough flow to get the curl and crowd to move at a decent speed, the swing was way too violent. I had to restrict to flow by pressing a bushing into the line.
I have talked with others who have had similar experiences.
 
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Yeah!!! An hour after your done digging you want to dig some more?????? :)
 
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Buyer Beware. We just had one from Wood Chippers and Backhoes float though our shop. A poor customer bought one, only to find out that it was missing several parts needed to hook it up to his tractor. The hoses are poor quality, the metal is very thin, the bucket is welded steal (not cast). As was said, the quality of these bargin backhoes is simply not there. You get what you pay for.
 
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rixtory said:
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Yeah!!! An hour after your done digging you want to dig some more?????? :)

NOW THAT IS FUNNY !!!!!!!!!!!

Good one !
 
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OK..... anyone have a mazzotti ?
 
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Don't personally know anyone who has a Mazzoti, but I read only good about them a couple months ago when I was looking. Another Italian made hoe stood out for me: Taylor Way. Several sellers on e-Bay with this also. Read good things about LITW as well, which is Korean.
The LITW is imported on the West Coast whereas all the Italian hoes are imported on the East Coast, I believe. So freight would be a little more reasonable for you with an Italian hoe.
I ended up buying a used Kubota locally, still wonder about the Taylor Way though:confused:
 
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Ductape said:
OK..... anyone have a mazzotti ?
Looked at them while I was down in CT hunting around for a tiller. Sadly, I've got to say that that these are small, not very impressive units... and awfully weathered (which is why the bargain price). The price may be right, but unless your needs are modest and your pocketbook very light, I would personally look at a used Bradco or Woods.

Dougster
 
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Dougster said:
Looked at them while I was down in CT hunting around for a tiller. Sadly, I've got to say that that these are small, not very impressive units... and awfully weathered (which is why the bargain price). The price may be right, but unless your needs are modest and your pocketbook very light, I would personally look at a used Bradco or Woods.

Dougster

Consider that he has a Yanmar 186D, that may be all the hoe he wants on that tractor. Its specs seem a bit shy of the LITW 6600 hoe, which has greater reach and depth.

I have the LITW 7600 hoe and you're welcome to come and try it any time, PM me if you'd like.
The Chinese hoes seem just a bit too crude for my $. I'm happy with the Korean hoe, good performer. That Mazzoti hoe does seem like a bargain for the $ if the quality is there and the digging abilities match your needs.
 
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shvl73 said:
Consider that he has a Yanmar 186D, that may be all the hoe he wants on that tractor. Its specs seem a bit shy of the LITW 6600 hoe, which has greater reach and depth. I have the LITW 7600 hoe and you're welcome to come and try it any time, PM me if you'd like. The Chinese hoes seem just a bit too crude for my $. I'm happy with the Korean hoe, good performer. That Mazzoti hoe does seem like a bargain for the $ if the quality is there and the digging abilities match your needs.
Opps! You're right... I should have checked his tractor first. My mistake. :eek: Maybe one of those little Mazzoti backhoes would work for him after all. Gotta keep my nose out of places it doesn't belong. :eek:

Dougster
 
 
 
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