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  1. #61
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    What do you do if there is not a dealer with in a close distance.
    When I was looking for a new tractor last fall, I only considered brands with a local presence. If I lived somewhere that had NO dealers anywhere around (Not sure where that would be, Alaska maybe), I would deal with dealerships that would put in writing, that warranty work would be covered when done by a local but not authorized mechanic.

    If that wasn't an option either, I would expect a deep discount on pricing, knowing that I was buying a vehicle with essentially no warranty.

    If THAT wasn't an option, I'd buy used, and find the service manuals for the tractor. (Like I did with my 5600 and 1710).

  2. #62
    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    Find a brand who does? Find a local mechanic who works on tractors and has a relationship with a dealer?

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    Easy to say but some people live pretty far out there.
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  3. #63
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    Easy to say but some people live pretty far out there.
    Guess it depends on your definition of "local". I'm 2 hours (65 miles) from my dealer. I consider it local.

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    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWhippy View Post
    Guess it depends on your definition of "local". I'm 2 hours (65 miles) from my dealer. I consider it local.
    At least you got roads
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  5. #65
    Platinum Member ritcheyvs's Avatar
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    Kioti DK45S

    Default Re: I don't get it

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWhippy View Post
    When I was looking for a new tractor last fall, I only considered brands with a local presence.

    If THAT wasn't an option, I'd buy used, and find the service manuals for the tractor. (Like I did with my 5600 and 1710).
    I must agree with mrwhippy here, mostly.

    I had dealers for Deere, Massey, Mahindra, kubota, and Kioti, all within 10-15 miles of my home. After I bought my Kioti in 2009, Kioti USA fired my dealer (or vice versa). According to my former dealer (a very small business) Kioti USA required him to buy $350K of tractors and put them on his lot or they would revoke his dealership. Given the economic conditions and vanishing sales in 2010, the dealer just couldn't lay out all that cash. After that, he sold LS tractors (another Korean brand) for a while but now he's totally out of the tractor business. Maybe my dealer's version of events is BS but the bottom line is: no nearby Kioti dealer now. Kioti USA in Wendell is almost as close as the nearest dealer. All this makes me wonder about the "rest of the story" on Valley Tractor.

    So much for history, but the fact is that I would never have considered Kioti without a nearby dealer. Maybe Kioti was actually purging "bad" dealers but my view is that they made the Kioti brand much less desirable when they thin their dealer network.

    But I disagree on is the feasibility of just getting a service manual and doing your own maintenance. That's fine for small stuff but I can't see doing major work (like splitting a tractor for clutch repair) without real facilities.

    In my case, I'm long out of warranty and there are two nearby businesses (Morton Sherman and Louisburg Tractor) who can fix anything, for a price, given parts. But if I were shopping today, Kioti would not make the short list simply because of dealer access.
    Last edited by ritcheyvs; 10-18-2012 at 10:03 PM.
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  6. #66
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    because I like the format of the tractor. Just feels good, I WILL stay with Kioti
    Last edited by diaedy; 10-20-2012 at 06:46 AM.

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    Platinum Member rmorey's Avatar
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    Quote Originally Posted by diaedy View Post
    because I like the format of the tractor. Just feels good, I WILL stay with Kioti
    Ok so we are now into January 2013. So what's happened? Did the mechanic show up? Did Kioti solve your tractor issues? I feel like I spent 2 hours reading a good book and found out that the last page was missing!

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    Bronze Member diaedy's Avatar
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    thought this was all over as I posted, w/pics of new tractor ck35 HST, about a month ago. Kioti came through.
    diaedy

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    Platinum Member rmorey's Avatar
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    Default Re: I don't get it

    Nice!

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    Default Re: I don't get it

    Diaedy.
    Who running the dealership now?

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