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    Elite Member dfkrug's Avatar
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    05 Kioti CK30HST w/ Prairie Dog backhoe

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtHauler View Post
    Does my CK30 qualify?
    I want to hear the repair tally, too.

    I bought 2 CK30s in 05, and the other one (owned by a friend who is now 85) is just about
    at 1000h now. Lots of repairs on his, mostly caused by the operator. Even his headlight
    covers are melted by too-aggressive burn pile operations. Too bad I have no photo.

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    Platinum Member RoMad's Avatar
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    Kubota L3710

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    I just sold a kubota L2900 with 2045 hours. I bought it used but I know it had the front wheel seals replaced. At a little under 2000 I replaced the radiator. It was running great with no issues when i sold it.

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    Platinum Member RoMad's Avatar
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    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    For those who think Kioti's arent durable.
    My first tractor was a CK 20. I bought it with 165 hours and the hour meter was broke, so not sure how many more. I put a new hour meter on it and me, my sons, and my wife put a little over 700 on the new meter before I sold it.
    I took it to the dealer for two repairs.
    The first was to add the new cross member to the loader (free)
    The second was to upgrade my loader valve internals after I caught my pant leg on it jumping off the tractor. ($65.00)

    Pound for pound the CK 20 was my most powerful tractor

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    Kioti DK 35

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    Someone posted on here recently, that the Kioti tractors were a throw away machine, and most would not last over 250 hours. And from what I could tell he actually believed that.
    All I know is that at 1875 Hours my DK 35 still works like new.
    A friend/co-worker of mine bought a DK 35 SE HST in 2008 because I've had such great luck with my Kioti.
    He is at around 800 hours on his machine so far and loves it.
    Vince,
    Kioti DK 35
    Hustler Super Z

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    Elite Member MotorSeven's Avatar
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    Kioti DK40SE Hydro

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    Quote Originally Posted by dfkrug View Post
    I want to hear the repair tally, too.

    I bought 2 CK30s in 05, and the other one (owned by a friend who is now 85) is just about
    at 1000h now. Lots of repairs on his, mostly caused by the operator. Even his headlight
    covers are melted by too-aggressive burn pile operations. Too bad I have no photo.
    I didn't even mention the repair tally caused by me....can't blame Kioti for the loose nut behind the wheel
    2008 KIOTI DK40Se Hydro
    1978 Sling Blade/wood handle

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    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
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    Kioti DK35se Hydrostat

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    I only have about 270 hours, and I have warranty replacement of the cruise module for the cold weather problem of the tractor will start in gear (instead of being in Neutral) and the range indicator lamps do not come on..This is a known problem that only manifests itself when the temperature is below freezing. The dealer said that not all units have this problem, only a small percentage. It is about a 2 minute fix to replace the module.

    Also another weird problem was the replacement of the upper radiator hose for an seep of fluid out of the cords of the hose. Weirdest thing I have ever seen, apparently the inner rubber covering had a split that caused coolant to leak into the cordage portion of the hose and seep out the end of the hose.

    The squeal in reverse problem after running the machine hard for a couple of hours in hot weather. It is some kind of resonant sound caused by fluid flow. The factory recommended kit for repair of this was put on for free by the dealer even though the tractor was out of warranty. It was about a 5 minute job.

    These repairs were all done in my driveway, and pretty minor stuff. Of course I found my share of loose bolts and nuts, and this is just a part of tractor ownership.

    In the first 10 hours, I did have to straighten out and put back together the FEL level indicator rod after the rod tube became unscrewed. Some locktite and staking of the nut fixed that. All in all it has been a good reliable tractor.
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


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    Elite Member dfkrug's Avatar
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    05 Kioti CK30HST w/ Prairie Dog backhoe

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    Quote Originally Posted by MotorSeven View Post
    I didn't even mention the repair tally caused by me....can't blame Kioti for the
    loose nut behind the wheel
    Yeah, my CK30, bought at the same time now has only 450h on it, and with ZERO problems, even the
    common ones (cracked FEL cross-tube, leaky oil cooler pipe, broken off filter underneath).

    One problem the other CK had was a hydraulic one, caused by something I never found out to my
    satisfaction. The friend who owns it took it to a tractor shop (non-Kioti), which kept it for several
    months. After throwing some parts at it and charging him a few thousand, it was fixed. I never
    found out the problem. I DO have the original dual hyd pump here, and I can find nothing wrong with
    it. I doubt the new pump fixed the problem.

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    NH TN55S, DK45SE Cab,

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    Must be every day you don't run your tractor take off about 100 hours that the tractor will last. I hope that the engine on a good farm tractor would last at least 5000 hours with some of the old JD 4020 lasting over 20,000.
    NH TN55S, Kioti DK45SE, Kubota G4200HST, Grasshopper 618, Ford E350 power stroke, Jeep Comanche

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    Kioti Dk45SE and Kubota BX 2200

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    It is over 1000 hours now. One problem with 4 wheel drive taken care of under warranty around 250 hours. I would buy another Kioti in a heartbeat if looking new.

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    Kubota L3710

    Default Re: 1,000 Hour Club

    Quote Originally Posted by ksbrdmkr View Post
    Must be every day you don't run your tractor take off about 100 hours that the tractor will last. I hope that the engine on a good farm tractor would last at least 5000 hours with some of the old JD 4020 lasting over 20,000.
    There was a guy on a kubota using a boxblade where I work and I asked him how many hours it had on it. He said he wasn't sure because the hou meter quit working at 6000 hours.

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