Q. CAN I GET PARTS?
A. Availability of parts is the second most frequent question we are asked. With
every tractor you receive a parts order form that you can fax directly to the
factory parts supply. Plus WE STOCK PARTS! Task Master Equipment, LLC. stocks
parts, DongFeng of America stocks parts, and parts for all Chinese-made tractors
are available from www.ChineseTractors.com.
Every year, the parts supply improves. If we were to close, you could still
obtain parts from other dealers or by faxing the parts order form to the
factory. You will receive a complete parts book so you can order parts by
assembly and number if the need should ever arise.
Q. WHAT MAKES THE TASK MASTER AND DONGFENG DIFFERENT THAN OTHER CHINESE MADE
TRACTORS, AREN'T ALL CHINESE TRACTORS THE SAME?
A. NO WAY! Task Master was the first company to contract with Chinese factories
to have tractors built to US specifications. Dongfeng was the first Chinese
tractor brand to design and build tractors for North America and not try to
dress up a Chinese model. The point of origin of these tractors may be the same
country as Jinma, Shenniu, Tiashan and others but that is where the comparison
Task Master Equipment, LLC. has years of experience designing importing, setting
up and selling tractors made exclusively for them. Dongfeng is the best maker of
small tractors in China. Currently, of the 17 Chinese brands exporting tractors,
only 2 meet the C.A.M. Certification of Quality. Dongfeng is one and Ningbo is
the other. Dongfeng is the #1 brand in reliablity in China and their US product
is just as good.
Q. CAN I TRUST A
TRACTOR BUILT IN CHINA?
A. You should feel more secure because it IS built in China. Simple, reliable,
heavy duty tractors have been made there for many years. Like the USA tractors
of the 50ís and 60ís these tractors hold their own against the new, light-
weight, more expensive designs. The factories are ISO 9001 Certified for meeting
International Quality Standards.
Fact 1. China builds more small diesel tractors than any other country in the
world! In fact, more than all other countries of the world combined. There are
over 60 modern diesel tractor factories in China. They have been building
reliable diesel tractors for over 60 years. These factories produce over a
million tractors per year for over 50 countries. Until recently, they have not
been available in the USA due to trade restrictions. Now, you can buy them at
Fact 2. Chinese tractors are built to the world's standard. This requires that
tractors be easy to repair even hundreds of miles from a service center. Major
components have inspection covers for easy access. Feeding Chinaís 1 billion+
people hinges on the reliability and serviceability of their tractors. Our North
America models have many similar features to their Chinese counterparts.
Fact 3. Task Master Tractors are specially modified with options and features
unique to Task Master and important to you. They use all USA fluids which are
superior in performance to the Chinese products.
Fact 4. DFAM tractor factory has the highest and most rigorous standards of any
tractor factory in China.
Q. WHAT ENGINE DO THESE MACHINES USE?
A. These Tractors use the world famous China Diesel Engines of Perkins design.
China Diesel is the world's largest producer of small diesel engines, with over
100 factories. In 1995 they made over 3,000,000 engines. China Diesel Engines
are available throughout the Third World and Europe, where reliable, low fuel
consumption engines are needed.
Q. IF THE TRACTORS ARE SO GOOD, HOW CAN THEY BE SO INEXPENSIVE?
A. If you look closely at these tractors you will see that they have blemishes.
The steel casings, although the strongest available, are not smooth, the paint
finish is not of automotive quality, the bolts are not plated to prevent rust,
and not every fit is perfect. These items are not important to the operation of
the tractor. So Task Master does not waste money giving you an automotive
quality fit and finish.
When Japan first started exporting cars and tractors to the USA they had similar
blemishes. These items cost money to improve. This is why Japanese products are
no longer an inexpensive option.
The Chinese are the best in the world at making rugged, durable, reliable and
Q. WHERE ARE THESE
A. Task Master Tractors are made by the Changzhou Tractor Plant, one of the
largest modern, clean tractor factories in China. The DongFeng's are made by
DFAM group, the largest provider of small tractors in China. Partially assembled
tractors are shipped to us for final assembly, setup and testing.