In Reply to: 1700 opinions posted by mthomas on April 03, 2019 at 13:06:10:
They were decent tractors.
But as TOH says, parts - both new and used are a problem.
Equally important, at least to me,
is the lack of a knowledge base for them.
A guy with a US, Brit or Belgium built Ford manufactured from 39 to 99 can hop on a forum and get good answers to questions about his tractor.
I read 3 other forums besides this one and frequently see questions about those Shibura built Fords go unanswered.
Nobody really knows them well.