Daniel M.

Vernon Center , New York

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About Me

Born in 1953. Received a GED diploma in 1971. 1971-1974 USAF. 1974-1977 New York AIr National Guard SSgt. 1975-1979 Automobile mechanic. 1979 - 2009 Co Owner and CEO of McDonough Lumber Co Inc. 2009 -2011 Co Owner of Superior Forest Products. 2009 Owner CEO of McDonough Hardwoods Ltd. Married 44 years with 4 Sons. Presently Semi- retired.

How I Can Help

My areas of expertise are Timber management and procurement. Hardwood lumber manufacturing. Facility design, installation and operations. Equipment selection and maintenance operations of Lumber manufacturing and Logging operations. Programmable Logic Controller programming, integration and installation.


Gardening, tending my orchard, competitive pistol sports.

2 Reviews by Daniel


O. The excavator was to have a three cylinder water cooled EPA certified Yanmar Diesel engine, when the excavator arrived it had a single cylinder air cooled Chinese made Koop Diesel engine. None of the additional specifications were met. The excavator has 30% less horsepower is narrower is shorter and lighter than the excavator I was quoted.
When I received the excavator on 6/30/2021 I immediately notified the salesperson of the engine discrepancy. After several days the manufacturer replied that the Koop engine has good function. I responded that since I did not order a Koop that didn't matter.
Within a few days I notified alibaba of the problem. Neither Shandong Jiesheng or Alibaba have been very helpful.
It has now been five and a half months about 60 messages back and forth to get nowhere.
My advice is if you buy anything fairly expensive from China do not pay until your product has been verified. If you count on Alibaba to protect you with their "Trade Assurance" you may be sorely disappointed.
In my opinion Shandong Jiesheng and Alibaba have dealt with me dishonestly.
Additionally the manufacturer supplied me with fictitious serial numbers and an EPA compliance document for the Yanmar engine that were submitted to customs.

Be careful

Tip for consumers:
I believed Alibaba was reputable from reviews I had read. I found that the make it almost impossible to prosecute a complaint.
Do not rely on Alibaba.
Remember that if you get stuck you have no recourse inChina.

Products used:
The excavator was imported with the intent to sell and import more. I am unable to market because it is a violation of EPA regulations.


Purchased a mini excavator with a 3 cylinder EPA tier4 compliant Yanmar engine. Received an excavator with a single cylinder Chinese built Koop non compliant ( as far as I can tell) engine. The Manufacturer Shandong Jieseng Heavy Machinery Co. Is uncooperative actually deceptive, they sent me a compliance certificate for the Yanmar and told me the Koop engine is EPA compliant. No offer to negotiate a settlement.
Alibaba is no better. I have tried app. 15 times to start a dispute every time the ask for something different by the time you find it you time out and have to start the process from the beginning again. I am becoming convinced the Trade Assurance is a scam.

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