City, State / Province: Slave Lake, Alberta
Model / Product #: CK30 HST
After conducting a great deal of research, I ended up purchasing a CK30 HST with CK130 Loader in 2009. I kept the tractor for over 2 years, and put 350 hrs on the machine. I did not have any issues with the machine, it always started without a problem, even in the cold Canadian climate. It had a block heater, but I seldom had to use it. The tractor was used to landscape my new property and snow removal. I certainly paid for itself and I would put it against any other make, including the JD, Case and Kubota. Another benefit was the price point. The one down side in western Canada was the lack of dealerships in this area. I sold the machine and the only money I spent on it was oil changes. I added a set of rear hydraulics myself with no problem. I recommend Kioti tractors and hope more dealerships are established.