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I've noticed the  Massimo MSU-500, The Cub Cadet Challenger 500 (550?) and the Benneche Bighorn 500 all look the same?  Does one company make them and they just put their name on them?

 

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Massimo assembled in Texas:  http://powersportsbusiness.com/top-stories/2014/02/13/start-up-brand-dreams-of-building-its-own-utv/

Cub Cadet:  It sells its products through dealers and retailers. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Cub Cadet LLC operates as a subsidiary of MTD Products, Inc.

Benneche: We assemble all of our vehicles in Coppell, Texas, :  http://www.bennche.com/about/

"ASSEMBLED" does not answer the question of who actually made the parts themselves.  Most likely China, Philippines etc. make the majority of parts found in all these vehicles.

I've seen struts made in Brazil.  Most companies that sell to TSC and other big box stores use parts from overseas and mix and match them to build a 4 wheeler.

Try finding replacement parts after 7 years, darn near impossible with these brands.

If you plan on keeping yours for over 7 years buy such brands ad Polaris, Bombardier and other well known names that make their parts in house.

Chinese parts fail quickly after warranty since makers will only pay the least they can get away with to maximize profits. Yes China can make good parts but often do not

because they are not paid more to do so.

Having owned a big box store 4 wheeler all I can say is NEVER buy one just because the price is lower, you will regret that decision. Best resale value and best 

reliability come from made and assembled in the US and Canada.

A mix match of Chinese, Brazilian, Philippine parts to make a not heard of brand name spells TROUBLE, and yes, spelled in capitals.

And even more so NEVER buy used big box 4 wheelers, they are for sale for good reason, they cost the owner too much to repair.

I learned the hard way, now I own a Polaris. I hope this post if it saves just one person grief, it's worth it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Massimo assembled in Texas:  http://powersportsbusiness.com/top-stories/2014/02/13/start-up-brand-dreams-of-building-its-own-utv/

Cub Cadet:  It sells its products through dealers and retailers. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Cub Cadet LLC operates as a subsidiary of MTD Products, Inc.

Benneche: We assemble all of our vehicles in Coppell, Texas, :  http://www.bennche.com/about/

"ASSEMBLED" does not answer the question of who actually made the parts themselves.  Most likely China, Philippines etc. make the majority of parts found in all these vehicles.

I've seen struts made in Brazil.  Most companies that sell to TSC and other big box stores use parts from overseas and mix and match them to build a 4 wheeler.

Try finding replacement parts after 7 years, darn near impossible with these brands.

20 minutes ago, HISUN USA said:

Travis,

All those models are made by Hisun Motors.  

www.hisunmotors.com

If you plan on keeping yours for over 7 years buy such brands ad Polaris, Bombardier and other well known names that make their parts in house.

Chinese parts fail quickly after warranty since makers will only pay the least they can get away with to maximize profits. Yes China can make good parts but often do not

because they are not paid more to do so.

Having owned a big box store 4 wheeler all I can say is NEVER buy one just because the price is lower, you will regret that decision. Best resale value and best 

reliability come from made and assembled in the US and Canada.

A mix match of Chinese, Brazilian, Philippine parts to make a not heard of brand name spells TROUBLE, and yes, spelled in capitals.

And even more so NEVER buy used big box 4 wheelers, they are for sale for good reason, they cost the owner too much to repair.

I learned the hard way, now I own a Polaris. I hope this post if it saves just one person grief, it's worth it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Founded in 1988 in China, withstood the test of time and earned the trust of many customers worldwide, our company now ranks among the top three companies-manufacturers of ATV and first as a producer of UTV in China. Our production bases are located in the / u area of over 600,000 square meters in China and over 100,000 square meters in the United States, include assets of several billion. dollars and over 3,000 employees.

HISUN ™ MOTORS Group has all the necessary national and international certificates, such as CCC, COP, E3, EPA, E-mark, ISO. Attitude to every detail and strict systems of quality control in accordance with QMS standards give us the right to be proud that we have fulfilled our commitment as a manufacturer of innovative and all-terrain vehicles that meet or exceed international standards.

 

My concern is as I previously stated, for people who keep their vehicles for many years,  will spare parts be available after years? What dealers tell me is NO. I do know if you are lucky enough to find a part you need you will pay dearly for it.

Seen as an expendable product it's highly unlikely they will make and stock spare parts much past past warranty periods. 

One thing I am sure of "you get what you pay for" and barely that. 

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

 

 

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Willy M.,

It sure feels like your trying to get things stirred up.

Parts are all available from our dealers.  Please feel free to use our dealer locator at www.hisunmotors.com to contact one if you need any parts.

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Not at all. Of course parts available for newer models. I'm talking about older ones only.  With a 6 year old Sportworks I could not find a strut. With the gas out of it you could not operate the vehicle safely.

These are bitsa 4 wheelers, bits from here and there.  All one has to do is call a seller of one of these and ask for parts for an older model.  Strut was stamped "Venesuela" of all places.

I would suggest selling any of these before they become obsolete.

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Hisun motors is also the manufacture of many parts for Yamaha and other big name brand UTV and ATV manufactures. Keep in mind that Polaris RZR170 is also a chinese built UTV. If you've driving any other large brand name ATV or UTV, you have most likely had a vehicle with Hisun parts in the engine or elsewhere. They just started to make their own footprint in the billion dollar UTV market. They have been around now for over 5 years and with sales increasing more and more every year, the dealer base growing slowly but surly, they will be around for a while yet. Hisun and Bennche and Massimo and Coleman and so forth are going through internal growing pains. They all want to be the top dog, and word is that Bennche and Massimo are going to split away from Hisun soon. So their models might change. The reason you see the Hisun brand looking so much like Yamaha and Polaris is due to the fact that they actually manufacture the OEM parts for them at Hisun in China. Thats why they are called Yamaha clones at times, or Polaris knock offs. Currently Hisun makes all the brands for themselves, Bennche, Massimo, Coleman and more all just re-brand the Hisun product. Kinda of like Chevy and GMC, just a couple of different things but the same vehicle and different name. Sometimes the two companies fight internally against each other. 

Most of the parts in these UTV's are crossed referenced with Yamaha or another big name brand.

 

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