Quantcast
Jump to content

Love your Massimo?


dorough

Recommended Posts

I just bought a Buck 450X... right before discovering this board and reading a lot of not-so-good posts. But I hope I'm right when I believe that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and surely there must be plenty of happy Massimo owners out there and I don't need to return my new toy to Lowe's.

So... if you own a Massimo and like it, I'd love to hear from you! Please let me know what you like and enjoy about it and if you've had only minor or no issues - compared to other posts I've read.

Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, T-boss 410 said:

Just FYI, there's some history between Joe, Tractor Supply, and Massimo. He will fill you in.

I've read plenty of his replies to others. I'm trying to get a feel for the positive side here; not looking for airing of complaints. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

42 minutes ago, TapBoss said:

Bought my 550 just about a year ago, no issues to date.  Most of the problems on here are from the earlier models that were Hisun machines, not from those that bought more recently when they switched to Linhai.

That's certainly good to know!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Love mine.

Great success dealing with Massimo getting parts

Go to any manufacture's forum and you'll run into same thing... the whinners. Just like here. 

No one has yet made an indestructible machine. I once worked in a music store and the manger used to say "put a cast iron anvil on the demo floor and someone will make music with it and someone else will break it" 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have had my TBoss 550 F (Linhai) for a year and a half. I've used it extensively and the only issue was the steering wheel screws loosened slightly. Big deal.

Updated 4/26/2024:

Been having some starting issues. The starter would stall then the engine would kickback against the starter with a bang. Was afraid that I would break the starter or damage the ring gear. So, I replaced the 300 CCA U1 Lead acid battery that was OEM, with a 350 CCA AGM U1 battery. That solved the occasional cold start stall and kick back against the starter. The OEM flooded lead acid battery is just too small. Works OK in my lawnmower, though. 😒

Issue resolved.

 

Edited by BlueFlag
New information
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am a retired Diesel Mec. I drive a 2016 Kawasaki Mule Pro.  I bought a Demo from the Dealer.  First thing I did when I got the machine home was to take apart every connection I could find and added Dielectric Grease.  I took every ground connection apart, cleaned the metal surface with a BRASS wire brush, coated with dielectric grease.  I use the machine for Farm work as well as hunting.  Been through 3 ft of water with no issues.  That said, if you are having electrical issues, check your powers and grounds first.  Then you can trace down any issue's 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a 2015 Massimo Alligator 700 Wide Body I bought used about 3 years ago. The only problem I've had is overheating. Then I learned how to bleed the cooling system properly and problem gone! Only complaint I have is it is hot in the summer. Has bucket seats with the engine in between. Nice in the winter when I plow snow. I've added a tip out windshield, rear cab encloser, back up lights off road lights and electronic power steering to it. I love it, it's a beast. Oh, and I put a real temp gauge on it, but haven't needed it since I got the bleeding issue figured out. Hope this helps. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Steve Herndon said:

I have a 2015 Massimo Alligator 700 Wide Body I bought used about 3 years ago. The only problem I've had is overheating. Then I learned how to bleed the cooling system properly and problem gone! Only complaint I have is it is hot in the summer. Has bucket seats with the engine in between. Nice in the winter when I plow snow. I've added a tip out windshield, rear cab encloser, back up lights off road lights and electronic power steering to it. I love it, it's a beast. Oh, and I put a real temp gauge on it, but haven't needed it since I got the bleeding issue figured out. Hope this helps. 

How did you bleed the air out?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Sorry have not been on the forum since that post. I don't agree with running the engine while doing this. If the engine is at operating temp, the coolant is expanded. That's the reason it has a reservoir. If the cap is replaced while it' hot it will not be full when it cools down and can create an air lock in the system. I do mine with the front jacked up and engine cold and not running. Make sure the reservoir is at the full mark before you start. There are two bleeders for the system. One on top at what looks like a thermostat housing, and one on the lower part of the water pump. Bleed the upper one first, then go to the lower one and bleed. I complete this process at least one more time, making sure the radiator stays full. let the front end down and replace the cap. I have never had it overheat since I did it this way. I used to do it with the engine running and had problems a couple times. I asw this method on a youtube video and it made sense. Hasn't let me down yet.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just bought a T-Boss 410 for small hobby farm use and love it so far, have only had it month but use it every day.  Bought mine from Farm and Home and the guys there are great!  The speedometer didn't work but the service guys came to my place and fixed it.  Overall, very happy so far!   I got a gray colored one and am really pleased with the choice.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

I have a new to me 2017 Massimo MSU500 (760 miles 103hrs). Its been great so far and its exactly what I wanted.

I am and have been doing some minor customizations:

Line Xed the bed,  Light bar with dash switch,  2" lift, Hunting graphics,  1.5" tire spacers,   rear window and these items to be done soon - Rear Bumper, Quiet Muffler, Clutch Slugs, may put 10" rim on front like is on back and some sort of cargo bags.

My only real complaint is mechanically it could use a bit more torque on low end and aftermarket parts are limited. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By Buddee
      Put a new carb on the 500 to replace the leaking OE one.  Machine idles fine and mid and top end runs great.  It tends to have a hesitation right from the start - bottom end.   Thinking it may be the air/fuel screw??  I didn't do anything with the carb out of the box and is it direct replacement for my machine.  Of interest is the manual choke doesn't seem to work very good now.... wonder is it getting too much air?
       
      Any help appreciated!
       
       
    • By CYJSP2009
      Dear Joyner owners
      Any one who is looking for below Joyner parts please send email to casey from Leaf Asia  ( please send to [email protected] and cc to casey2leafasia.biz & [email protected])
      Currently, we have supply below parts: 
      1.  cv axles, cv rebuild kits, cv boots
      2.  Differentials and differential ring and pinion set
      3. Cables, 
      4. Brake parts
      5. Engine parts
      6. Other parts. 
      We will provide better price, close follow up ... 
      We can arrange productioni for parts that we can collect demands from customers  
      Have a good weekend
      Casey /  Leaf Asia 
      2023-11-17
       
    • By great8redsfan
      Okay folks. I have a low power issue. Been like this for a few years. Place I work at bought 3 and all have lost most of the pulling power.  They gave them away after local shop worked on one for 3 months and it had great power for about 1 month and then crap. They replaced throttle body, fuel injector, spark plug and IAC motor. Seat belt switches have wires cut and left open so no seat belt warning light anymore. It revs to 6k rpm in neutral but when put in gear and take off in low it just doesn’t seem to want to go anymore. Running 93 octane fuel with Stabil.  Any ideas greatly appreciated. I dont have a scan tool but no codes on dash. If held to floor it pops a little and runs almost 5K rpm but if I let off pedal about an inch it smoothed out and revs up to 6k rpm. 
    • By htrotte
      #1   While troubleshooting an issue with temp warning light I discovered another temp switch mounted in the pipe going to the head  The two switches are literally 6 inches apart.  Does anyone know what this third switch is used for?  If i can figure out how I will post pictures.
      Author #2   Finally got the pictures took.  See the photo and tell me if you know what the switch on the right is.
      It looks to be factory and I know the girl who bought it new and she didn't install it.
      I can't find anything on it in any manual i have looked at.  Any help would be appreciated.

    • By joel b
      i purchased a brand new massimo tboss 410 and from day 1 it wont operate in reverse.  When i pop in reverse and give it gas it will die out.  when i pop in reverse sometimes in will die right away (before giving any gas) and 1 time out of 100 when i pop in reverse it will operate perfectly fine.   and yes, it operates perfectly dine in normal drive H and L.  any thoughts??   when i called the dealer i got it from they had no idea.  
×
×
  • Create New...