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    Titan ballast box; I expected better

    I ordered a Titan ballast box, and it arrived last Saturday. Certainly it will do what a ballast box is supposed to do, but based on website pics and info, I think the quality of the box is not what is should be. Top link bracket welded on crooked; sliding door tracks and box bent outward at the bottom; e.g. toward the outside of the box, so that didn't happen in shipping. Door would not close the last inch, and then it took a rubber mallet to get it back up. Powder-coat finish is very thin to completely missing in many areas, bother on the outside, and inside.

    Emails to Titan have gone unanswered this whole week. So if you decide to buy one, don't expect too much. It still will serve the purpose, and the price, delivered, was certainly attractive. The order was processed quickly, as was delivery time of 3 days.

    Titan; I know they must be selling quick, but have your shop guys pay a little more attention to detail.
    Last edited by JD-4100; 04-07-2016 at 09:10 PM.

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    Made in China?
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    I think most everything Titan offers is made in China. Looks like they're on backorder now until June 1. Hopefully the same person that welded the ballast box in the picture on their website, didn't weld the boat they're coming over on or it may sink!
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    That was my thought too, but wasn't sure.

    I'd tell them to take it back and send you one that's made right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Timber View Post
    That was my thought too, but wasn't sure.

    I'd tell them to take it back and send you one that's made right.
    He would be better off to just tell them to take it back.
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    JD-4100--now u know why the price was so much cheaper, than others. I looked around and decided to have mine built by my old neighbor, who has been welding all his life, probably a little more than jd's one, but I know who did it, and watched while he was doing it too. hey-u took a chance, now ur just have to patch it up urself, cause I doubt ur e-mail will ever be returned. I hope so-but doubt it.
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    You get what you pay for. Lol
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    I purchased the Titan pallet forks and a Harbor Freight quick hitch. They work OK but are heavy, low quality, difficult to change positions, and spotty on the paint job. But I expected that knowing what I paid for. We have to be willing to pay for quality if that is a requirement in our purchase. It wasn't in these particular cases. My other purchases before and since have not been to the low price, but best quality and suitability to my application. Getting what we pay for is the new American Way. I try to buy US-Made products when ever I can, and I'll complain all day if they are not 100% up to snuff. My Chinese purchases are assumed to be inferior and have always been so, and I have relinquished the right to complain when that decision is made.

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    Send it back and get a John Deere ballast box or make your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Hitch View Post
    Hopefully the same person that welded the ballast box in the picture on their website, didn't weld the boat they're coming over on or it may sink!
    My kid's learning Chinese as his second language and a friend just came back from a trip over there (sight seeing). With their shoddy building practices, I really question the safety of just being in that country. Bridges aren't all that safe. Buildings aren't either.

    This article is 4 years old: Look At All The Major Chinese Bridges That Have Collapsed In The Recent Years - Business Insider

    As tragic as this is; it takes talent to have a building just fall over.

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