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    Default Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    I am getting ready to purchase either a Kioti CK30 HST or Mahindra 3016 HST CUT with loader and backhoe and am seeking input for whether I should go with the manufacturer's recommended backhoe or an after market version like the Woods BH70-X. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    I had a CK25 and the KB2475 and had no problems with either. (other than the 25 was a little small for the 6' pull type snowblower) I was amazed at the digging capability of the hoe. Never used any other but would have no problem recommending the 2475.

    When I upgraded to the DK40, I traded for the 2485 and its even stronger!

    Just as an aside, the dealer allowed me what I paid for the 2475 hoe, except for $500 after 3 years.

    Hope that helps, good luck.
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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    Thanks Rick, I appreciate the feedback.

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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Kioti View Post
    Thanks Rick, I appreciate the feedback.
    You need to buy the Kioti because nobody ever heard of Wile E. Mahindra!
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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    Good point!

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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    If you go with a aftermarket you could change it to another tractor more easily by buying a different subframe.
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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    I'd personally go aftermarket. My order of preference would be Bradco, followed by Woods for a backhoe. Also keep in mind that just about every compact tractor manufacturer has another implement maker like Woods, etc, manufacture their compact tractor backhoe attachments. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a backhoe attachment that is not branded the same as the tractor that it will be attached to.
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    I looked at buying a Woods bh90 for my DK50SE. Specs look great on paper. 3 things led me to the 2485: No Woods dealer close, 1 dealer to deal with for any issues, price. The Kioti was almost 2k cheaper than the Woods. While I am not totally impressed with the performance of the Kioti, I might not have been with the Woods either as there is only so much a backhoe can do strapped to the back of a 5000# tractor.

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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    Thanks to all for the feedback. A followup question- what are the chances if something goes wrong with the tractor that the tractor mfg could deny covering it under warranty, claiming that the after market BH caused the issue?

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    Default Re: Tractor mfg backhoe vs. after market backhoe for new tractor purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Kioti View Post
    Thanks to all for the feedback. A followup question- what are the chances if something goes wrong with the tractor that the tractor mfg could deny covering it under warranty, claiming that the after market BH caused the issue?
    I cant imagine, but anything is possible. I guess it would depend on what damage actually happens.
    Rick

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