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i have been advised do not buy agriline parts

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by startinghandle, May 14, 2018.

  1. today in Welshpool Smithfield I was talking to a guy whose brother fixes tractor engines at weekends and he told me that I should never fit Agriline parts because they are absolute rubbish
     
  2. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Depends what you're fitting I guess. I've had parts from them before and not had a problem with them.
     
  3. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    If that were consistently true I reckon they'd have been out of business long ago.

    I have heard something different, that Agriline keep a fairly tight control on quality and any parts that fail are sold separately as part of their 'seconds' business - but how true that is I don't know.

    What I do know is that I ordered a rocker cover from DATS (England) which arrived, very nicely made, but with NO BREATHER whatsoever! I then ordered one from John Conarty instead, which did have the breather, but was too high (as in, the retaining nuts couldn't be fitted as the studs didn't poke out of the top). So I still have the leaky original on at the moment. And as detailed on my 35X thread, I ordered some hose clips from Old20 all of which except two didn't fit the hoses they supplied.

    So I think any generalisations are probably wrong - all of the parts companies have good bits and bad bits, it seems.
     
  4. Lofty

    Lofty Member

    Location:
    Worcs
    I don't think you'll find many people in the trade that rate them very highly. Certainly some of the bits we've had off them might look OK, but either don't fit correctly or don't last long.
     
  5. Lofty

    Lofty Member

    Location:
    Worcs
    Agreed, some better than others maybe.
     
  6. carpenter1

    carpenter1 Member

    Location:
    devon
    Who is the best then?
     
  7. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Million dollar question.

    Even genuine parts are often farmed out to the lowest cost producer...but with more margin added on top.

    I think @REStracTORATION said Vapormatic weren’t to bad.
     
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  8. Vincent

    Vincent Member

    Location:
    Kildare Ireland
    Have found Sparex parts to be ok. But if I was too g an engine I would always use genuine parts if possible or parts from a company that makes the said part as in a Garret turbo for example.
     
  9. TheTallGuy

    TheTallGuy Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    Agriline are generally okay fir bits & bobs & I wouldn't bet against most of the stuff coming from the same factories that other suppliers use anyway. The problem with tinwork in particular is that unless you have the drawings for the original press tooling (or tooling itself) then the chances of getting a close to perfect replica is virtually nill.
     
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  10. Ray996

    Ray996 Member

    Location:
    North Scotland
    Having a job getting a good quality rocker gasket,got genuine case gasket ,made in india! And it still leaks oil.for David Brown 996.
     
  11. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    Friend bought a leak off pipe cluster for a grey and gold, didnt reach the injectors. New bonnet for the same tractor came wrong colour Red, and when the red was stripped by his painter, the bonnet was very rusty underneath.
     
  12. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    Then, it should be sold as a "may fit" with a price to match
     
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  13. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Have used a piston/liner kit in 1 of the Fergies and has been fine (3yrs now) from Agriline but I will say their gaskets are just shocking, dont think many fitted correctly. Chrome rimmed steering wheels dont last 5 minutes.
    I haven't bought anything from them since, I use Bepco for engine parts also Mayhill for certain parts along with Silverfox Tractor spares, who seem to source all the half decent fitting parts etc and are very good but then more expensive.
     
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  14. Handar

    Handar Member

    Had a set of rear mudguards for a Caseih 956 from intratrac recently in the belief that they were on the game in terms of quality and assurance of being the right shape and fit. They probably sourced them from the same places that the major suppliers get from. How disappointing that the bolt holes didn’t even line up (roughly say a hole n a half out) , were pee poorly painted with rust bulging out from all places. Never again......
     
  15. case 5140

    case 5140 Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire Dales
    I had a set of mudguards for a 5140 from agriline,well made no rust.I painted them then tryed to fit them....most of holes, half a hole out... want a job... o and the lights didnt fit 100%
    .you get what you pay for,i would buy another set but try fitting them first! (as says in their small print!)
     
  16. Case290

    Case290 Member

    I bought a new seat and every time I went over a bump it droped down to the bottom . They said I could bring it back, but I had to re drill bottom plate to fit as holes didn't line up so I doubt they would of had it back. Took to bits and fixed it (made stronger ) but won't be rushing back. And bought some linch pins but the springy bit didn't have much on it and I lost 2 culti press legs. was not happy won't be using them unless last resort. And a fuel tap to go in a barrel but it just dripped so that was useless too.
     
  17. I put an agriline piston and liner kit in our fordson Major, it's been fine.
    The gaskets weren't the greatest but it does the job for cheaps.
     
  18. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Whilst I agree with you to a degree but if you're going to the trouble of taking it all apart and doing the job properly then makes sense to pay a little more and put some better quality components back in??
     
  19. If it had been something more modern or valuable then yes.

    But for a £900 tractor that does about 10 hours a year I don't see the need.

    Whole job only took about 6 hours too.
     
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  20. simmy_bull

    simmy_bull Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Yes but your a mechanical genius @TripleSix your six hours would have probably taken me six weeks!!
     
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