City, State / Province: Parma, Michigan
Model / Product #: DK5310 HST
A while back we moved out to a new farm and started looking for a new tractor. I checked out LS, John Deere, Kubota, and lastly Kioti. I could talk all day about why I chose Kioti but after over 200 hrs and all the work it’s done, it speaks for itself. I put in hundreds of yards of ditching, brush hog acres at a time, built 2 pole barns, till and plant food plots, the list goes on. My one field is very muddy and where others get buried, my Kioti has gotten me through. Heck one day I was brush hogging and found a hidden mud hole that took me down to the frame. I was able to paddle out with the loader even with the brush hog attached. Go to a dealer and test drive one, look how they route the hydraulic hoses on the loader, check out the lifting capacities, you ll be impressed. Some guys are nervous with Tier 4 and dpf’s me being one. So far mines been good, as long as you use it like a tractor and keep the engine around 2000 my regen cycles are minimal. Long idle time it ll regen more. Perform proper maintenance, keep the zerks greased, and you will be happy. I’d love to try out their zero turn next if it’s anything like the tractors I’d be happy.