Re: DS vs DK
Let me sort this out. The DK series is the more featured series w/ Hydro. available. The DS series is an "economy" series to be offered at a
lower price. Basically an older version of the DK before they went to the SE.
The DS has:
no tilt wheel
mech. 4wd engagement
mech. PTO engage
gear trans. only
no DSCV (loader valve) on tractor, it is part of the loader
no telescoping draft links
no rear remote standard
chain sway adjustment
no rear 3pt. lift lever
no floor mats
"older"version platform, not as much room
loader is the same model and capacity, just a 401 vs 402
3pt. lift cap. 68lbs. less on DS
Newer styling on the DK's
As far as the DS3510, the only thing similar to the larger DS is "DS".
The 3510 uses a CK35 front and an LK rear. The LK used to be their "TLB" model.
Strictly gear drive from the LK and engine from the CK.
From the steering wheel up it's a CK (no tilt wheel) and from the wheel back, an LK including trans. and shifting.
That's basically it. A bare bones 35 hp. tractor.
Re: DS vs DK
I don't think that is a correct comparison. The CK is a smaller frame tractor and has no relation to the DS other than both being Kioti tractors. The DS as I recall is really just a moderately updated old (pre 2007) DK tractor. It is much bigger physically than the CK25/30/35. I haven't checked the loader specs but I would be surprised if the DS loader was not considerably stronger than the CK too. Basically the DS is a basic fairly big tractor without all the electrohydraulic and other bells and whistles of the current DK series. The DS should have at least the reliability of the older DK which was very good.
Originally Posted by Hard Knocks