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    Gold Member miramadar's Avatar
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    Kioti CK27

    Default WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Greetings. I bought my first tractor today and I'm pretty excited about it. I bought a 2009 Kioti CK27 w/ FEL and AG tires. I live on a farm in eastern Kentucky that me and my brother inherited from our grandparents (the hardest-working people I've ever known...my avatar is an old pic of my grandma atop one of my papaw's old trucks back in the late 1950's on the farm we now own). My grandma is still alive (she's 97). My papaw died in 2001. Long before his death he sold his late '70's MF tractor. I think he was afraid that me and my brother would get killed on it. It's pretty hilly around here, but I remember him mowing the whole place on that MF.

    In the past, the farm was as pristine as 12 acres in eastern KY could be. They had about 10 head of cattle to keep it looking that way. But with my papaw passed, my grandma up in years, and the tractor sold, my brother and I have watched the old farm really come into a sad shape. With this new tractor I HOPE to get it looking something like what it did back then.

    With the Kioti, I plan to do a bit of landscaping and dirt moving. We're building a new house later this year, and I'm sure the tractor will come in handy. I also need to rid the place of hundreds of smallish pine trees that have come up and a whole bunch of blackberry thickets. I'm hoping the tractor will just push most of the smaller trees over, but some of them are 8-10 inches in diameter, so I don't know if it will push them or not. I'll obviously need to purchase a bush hog in the future, but I've got a few goats to dine on the blackberries in the meantime.

    So yeah, I'm really stoked about the tractor. I've never owned one and I've scantly driven one in my life. I'm going to take it REAL slow and learn what the machine will do before I get into any really hard tasks. I plan to spend a few weeks just driving it around and doing minor stuff to get the feel for it.

    I did a lot of research before buying the tractor. I really didn't realize just how much there is to the tractor industry...so many different brands and specs!! It was mind-boggling for a while. But reading this forum really helped me a lot. I thank whoever's in charge around here for making this available.

    Oh yeah, I read a lot about tractor safety online too. For a minute there I was thinking that I don't need to be on a tractor! But I'm old enough to realize what the machine is supposed to do and to have some common sense. So, hopefully I'll be okay. Wish me luck!

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    Kioti DK 35

    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Congratulations and good luck.
    Keep us posted how the new machine is working out.
    Vince,
    Kioti DK 35
    Hustler Super Z

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    Veteran Member JoelD's Avatar
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    Kioti LK3054xs TLB, 2004

    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Welcome to the pack.

    Must post pictures, both of tractor and progress on the farm.

    Great avatar!! Inspiring.

    Be safe and most of all have a bunch of fun operating your new machine on the old homestead.

    Sincerely,
    Joel
    Joel
    2004 Kioti LK3054XS TLB
    Woods Box Blade
    King Cutter Tiller
    Three Point Snow Blower
    York rake
    60 inch king kutter tiller
    1994 Ford F600 Dump Truck "Kioti Hauler"

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    Kioti CK27, 1940s Farmall A

    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Welcome - sounds familiar - I also bought a CK27 gear and loader w/ag tires a couple months ago and also have 12 acres - 10 wooded and 2 meadow. Is yours HST or gear shift? Remember to try to make it look like you're working when you're on the tractor. Don't be afraid to leave a bit of the trees and blackberries - the birds will like it.

    Loren
    Kioti CK27 gear w/Loader
    1940s Farmall A

    12 acres, wife and dog Phoebe

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    Veteran Member Oleozz's Avatar
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    International 1066 with Year Round Cab, Kioti DK 45S with Cab, 451 Loader

    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Welcome, hope you are able to get your farm back in shape, sounds like a beautiful place to live. The Kioti should do well for you.
    "Land management is an art that builds on history and is based in science." Herb Stoddard Sr.

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    Silver Member TerryJ's Avatar
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    Case IH JX80,Kioti DK45S

    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Welcome! Good luck on getting the farm back in shape. Hope everything goes well, keep us updated.
    '07 Case IH JX80 w/FEL
    '07 Kioti DK45S w/FEL
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    Way too many implements/attachments to list!

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    Gold Member miramadar's Avatar
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    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Welcome - sounds familiar - I also bought a CK27 gear and loader w/ag tires a couple months ago and also have 12 acres - 10 wooded and 2 meadow. Is yours HST or gear shift? Remember to try to make it look like you're working when you're on the tractor. Don't be afraid to leave a bit of the trees and blackberries - the birds will like it.

    Loren
    Mine is a gear. I wasn't particular regarding gear vs hydro. The dealer had a CK30 hydro for about $800 more. It was an '06 leftover that they were moving for another dealer. But it had turf tires and the dealer wouldn't throw in a set of AG tires in the deal. So I passed. And I've read that hydro machines lose about 2 HP due to the tranny, so I would have had roughly the same power anyway.

    Thanks to everyone for the gracious replies. Its raining here today, so I think I'll spend a good deal of time reading this forum and learning how to use a box blade!

    Loren, how is the CK27 working out for you? Have you had any problems? Have you found things that it just won't do?
    Andy

    Kioti CK27 w/ KL130 FEL and Toothbar
    6' Massey Ferguson Box Blade
    WR Long 48" Pallet Forks
    Ford 12" 2-bottom Plow
    TSC Middle Buster Plow
    TSC 6' Landscape Rake
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    Never Let The Weeds Get Higher Than The Garden

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    Platinum Member Hoosier Hay Man's Avatar
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    Kioti DK45S Cab, Quicktach FEL

    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Congradulations and welcome to the forum! You are going to have a lot of fun cleaning up the farm with your new tractor! The only warning I have for you is this is very contagious can lead to purchasing more and more attachments and farm expansion plans. It is just to fun to stop at one!!!
    Thanks,

    HHM

    Tractors include 2009 Kioti DK45S Cab, 1974 JD4430, 1952 Oliver 77, 1953 JD50, 1940 JD A, 1938 Farmall F-14,

    NH 489 Haybine, NH 315 Baler, Gehl 1465 Round Baler, NH 68 Baler, Kuhn GA301 GM Rake, Kuhn GA25 Rake/Tedder, JD 851 Rake, GT-77 ATV Herd Seeder,
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    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD View Post
    Welcome to the pack.

    Must post pictures, both of tractor and progress on the farm.

    *Great avatar!! Inspiring.

    Be safe and most of all have a bunch of fun operating your new machine on the old homestead.

    Sincerely,
    Joel
    *A truck like that would go nice with my 50 Chevy car.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: WOO-HOO, I've Bought My First Tractor!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD View Post
    Welcome to the pack.

    *Must post pictures, both of tractor and progress on the farm.

    Great *avatar!! Inspiring.

    Be safe and most of all have a bunch of fun operating your new machine on the old homestead.

    Sincerely,
    Joel
    *I'd like to see bigger and better pictures of the truck in the avatar!!
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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