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Chinese Wheel loader

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Neige, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    Hey guys, I need to buy another loader to keep up with the extra work. I was looking at Volvo L90 around 8 to 10 years old. They cost around 46 - 50 grand. I can get a brand new 2009 Chinese loader, equivalent to an L90 for $48 grand. I am so tempted, anyone own one.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Are these Changlin or something like that name? We had a demo of one and I thought they were junk but that was my opinion. The torque converters were incredibly slow and I thought the machine was never going to get going. I went from there too Ontrac and I test drove a new 644J and there was absolutely no way I would ever buy the Changlin no matter the price. JMO But maybe your talking about a different chinese loader also.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Or this?

  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Oh and when I went to there shop they had basically no parts and the guy was using his car for a service truck, this kind of scared me also.
  6. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Grandview you kill me. Where do you come up with that stuff!
  7. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    This guy too, had no much for parts. I will go see 2 guys who bought them 3 months ago, and see what they think. I looked at JD and Volvo and Cat, nothing under 200 grand, to rich for my blood. Thanks for the feedback JD
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Too rich for my blood also, thats's why we have farm loaders. Sorry if I came off harsh but I think you want product support the same as I do. I also jumped at the price that's why I went for the demo
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    nothing i hate worse or bothers me longer than when i dont buy something decent and then when i half to replace it its like you spend the money twice

    this might be one of those deals

    now if your talking gray market CAT stuff i wouldnt have a problem with it
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Don't buy a Chineas loader they get enough of our money allredy. And all the stuff China makes is junk.
  11. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    Grey iron is kinda....IFF'Y but is a much better than a china machine for part's avail.

    what's the name of it?. the korean's are starting to make some iron too, now if it was Japan it would be a differ story.

    CaT is haveing their first auction in Des Moines on the 12th and i think it's going to be a heck of a good sale to be at,.......iron is so cheap right now it's not funny.

    if youre willing to spend $50g you can buy you a realy nice 928g with 3k hour's.

  12. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    the japs make good cars but when it comes to everything else i try to buy america, nothing like a snap on wrench vs a chinese one.
  13. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    everything, and I do mean everything made in China is junk.
  14. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Come on, you know the answer to this...
  15. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    With all the short cuts the Chinese have been caught making. I would not touch anything machine wise they make. Parts that are supposed to be chrome could just be chrome paint ! Hardened parts? it don't need no stinkin hardened parts !
    That would be a lot of money to spend to have the machine break all the time.
  16. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Brand new 3 yd Changlins are in the mid 80's around here. I agree with Dave, after demo-they're Junk compared to Deere/Cat whatever. Zero dealer support. No thanks. Would you buy a FOTON tractor Paul? They're nice and cheap too.
  17. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    look at the hyundai loaders they run about 100 grand and are a pretty decent machine
  18. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    What is the term grey iron?
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Paul, be a Hollander and not a Dutchman. :nod: ;)
  20. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    Ok, ok, ok. I hear you all. Thanks for your advice, I will forget about the Chinese loader, and see what I can find used around here. It really did sound to good to be true.:drinkup: