From Hungry Ghosts By Jasper Becker, False Science False Promises:
China also experienced major setbacks when she tried to mass produce and use machinery based on impractical designs. … Another was a special Soviet plough designed for deep ploughing. The Chinese version, the double-share plough, cost ten times as much as a traditional plough but proved unsuitable for the terraces and paddy fields of southern China: 700,000 had to be withdrawn from use and melted down again.
My parents were amazing namers. That’s so me: I cost a lot, and I’m unsuitable for my environment.