Review By : Gitrguy on May 25 2005 12:00AM
Price Paid : $26,300.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Implements : FEL, BH, box blade, Landscape rake, Snowblower
Purchased From : Liberty Equipment
Strengths The DK35 is a heavy tractor with some decent creature comforts. Suspension seat with adj. back, tilt steering, and a roomy well layed out deck. It has an 8x8 shuttle shift and a synchro transmission. It is set up with remotes and ready to add a second set. It has draft control for the 3PT hitch. Capacities at hitch and FEL are good. Engine is smooth and quiet as well as having good power. Independent PTO has auto setting that will cut out PTO when raised for saftey.
Weaknesses If weight is an drawback rather than an asset that should be considered. Large frame works for me but could be a drawback to some. It does have 2 removable side panels and a tilt out grill nose. Not a big deal but many have 1 piece hoods.
Overall I have pulled stumps and graded roads with relative ease. Moved dirt and rocks with no problems. It is new to me but I am very impressed and would recomend Kioti in general as a viable option to other brands. The quality of construction is high and features for the dollars are impressive. I did extensive research and though I'm confident that any of my other options would have been good tractors this offered me more for the same cost.
Parts : Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 9
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10