Review By : Luckyfly on Jan 10 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Implements : KL-401 Loader,KB-2485 Backhoe, Quick connect front loader with forks, 6'mower, canopy
Purchased From : Cosper Tractor
Strengths I was in the excavation business for 35 years and retired
and wanted one tractor that would be both an industrial
and farm tractor. I wanted a backhoe/loader, but I also
wanted a tractor I could mow and plow with. The Kioti
DK-40 SE is exactly what I was looking for. It has a lot
of power at 1800 rpm, and with the low range and 4-wheel
drive it will push like a much larger tractor. The hydrostat
transmission really is a joy to operate. All of the controls
are easy to reach and the seat is very comfortable. The fit
and finish are about as good as it gets . After you raise the hood,
you can remove the front and side panels and it really makes the tractor
easy to service. Many of the tractors of years ago were a nightmare to
work on because everything was behind something. There is a lot of
good engineering that has gone into the Kioti. I tested a lot of tractors for
several years before I bought the Kioti. There are a lot of good tractors
out there but, in my opinion, the Kioti is as good as any. The engine
does not use any oil, and there are no hydraulic leaks anywhere.
It is quick to start and does not smoke like some of the other
compact tractors I have operated. The loader and backhoe are
very smooth and have a lot of power. The “floating” feature of
the front bucket will make even a beginner smooth dirt
or build roads like a pro! Visibility is excellent. My Kioti
is quality built, front to back.
Because the tractor does not have a clutch, it has an electric
PTO. You have to idle the engine down or it will really kick
in hard. It is either on or off. I would prefer a PTO I can ease
into, but this tractor is so great I will learn to live with it.
Everything else overshadows this little problem.
Overall I was not looking for the lowest price when I bought my Kioti,
but I did save a bunch over one of the “Big Three”. I was looking
for a quality built tractor that would help me do the work on my
property. The Kioti just seemed like the perfect tractor for what
I wanted. Hopefully, I will get many years out of this tractor.
Only time will tell.
Cosper Tractor of Burleson, Texas is a small, Ma-Pa dealership.
They were easy to deal with and have done everything they said
they would do.
The bottom line is: The Kioti Dealer has been great, and I’m more
impressed with the DK-40 SE every time I use it. I would buy another
Kioti if something happened to mine.
If you are looking for a Compact Tractor, test them all and find one you
like and buy it. I hope you’ll be as happy as I am!
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10