I recently received a pair of Massey Ferguson quadrant stops send to me (in Australia) from India. The identical stops are available from my local tractor dealer for an absolutely insulting price, or from the UK for $30. The Indian ones work great and were only $13 delivered to Australia. For $13 AUD I got 2x Massey Ferguson quadrant stops, including delivery. I also got a nice new stop control knob for the MF135 from the same seller for an extra $4.
My old Massey Ferguson 135 hasn’t had proper quadrant stops in all the time that I’ve had it, and I’m guessing the previous owner lived without them for a good while too. All these little bits and pieces that I’m replacing make the MF135 looks and operate much better, and they cost a fraction of what the Australian tractor dealers charge. I’m happy to pay for Bare Co mechanical spares, but when it comes to knobs and switches, there is no way I’m paying retail price. Last year I replaced the ammeter and the tach/hour meter with “Indian parts”, and they have worked flawlessly so far.
I was a little nervous the first time I ordered tractor parts from India, but the Indian postal service seems to run like clockwork. Even the tracking number worked. I’m not sure if these Massey Ferguson replacement parts are made in China or India, but the quality is absolutely fine and I wouldn’t be surprised if these Indian parts are all coming out of the same factory that supplies the dials and knobs etc at my local tractor dealer. From what I understand, the older model Massey Fergusons are still in regular commercial operation in India, so it makes sense that they would have a good supply of spare parts.