Name: Jeff Warner
City, State / Province: Carson City, Nevada
Model / Product #: CK3510SE Cab / SB66A Snow Blower
Jan 16, 2020… 1st trip out blowing snow. Actually 1st trip out doing anything since purchase two weeks ago. Only 8-10″, but couldn’t wait any longer to justify everything… wife was watching. Last machine operated was an elderly Case 580C. All the controls on this Kioti are easy to figure out, yeah, they are intuitive to use and all functioned perfectly. The “cockpit” is a very pleasant place to hang out. The snow blower is easy to engage/disengage and use. It fits in fairly tight spots. The turn radius of the tractor also helps to get in those places. I have started my Kioti experience with the front-mounted snow blower as the only implement attached. The chute is hydraulically rotated, but the “flap” at the top is adjusted manually. So far, I’m happy with that configuration. My plan is for this to be the setup for winter. Based on this 1st trip, I am NOT feeling the need for a blade on the back. If the surface is at all level and the snow is not compacted into ice, the blower removes the snow to expose almost bare pavement. I especially like the HST for the snow blowing chore. Almost all work this time was done after dark. The ample lighting on the tractor made it easy to see everything. The heater will bake a turkey… perhaps it was. I used Low Range when blowing snow… and used High Range to get to neighbor’s houses. (They didn’t know they were being used in an experiment.) No damage was done to any house or snow-covered garden gnome. I probably came close to Vmax (top speed) going from house-to-house. The tractor was rock solid at speed as was the steering. So, on the 1-10 scale, this 1st outing was a 10!