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  1. Ballast Re: To load or not to load. That is the question.

    In case you don't know, you NEVER want to lift your rear wheels off the ground. The front axle provides no lateral stability because it pivots. If you lift the rear wheels and the tractor starts to...
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    Re: Removing injection pump on 08 dk 40 se

    The sticky post at the top of this forum includes this link to a synopsis of many IP failures reported here. Of special note is the link to neches tutorial which provides comprehensive words and...
  3. Re: First problem with my 5 year old Kioti DK45

    This is the first confirmed SS failure I can recall.
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    Re: LB1914 Starting Issue Need Help

    Bad battery cable (or cable connection to ground) seem likely. I'd try bypassing each cable (one at a time) with a good jumper cable. The original battery cables are famous for failing inside the...
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 Not Starting

    Maybe I should elaborate. The key has 5 positions: OFF, Accessory, ON, Glow, and Start. If you turn the key to ON, the glow light should come on for about 8 sec (cold engine) and the glow plugs...
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 Not Starting

    I was in wrong. Re-reading several Kioti manuals, it appears that power to the glow plugs is cut off while the engine is actually being cranked by the starter. But the glow plugs should get power...
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 Not Starting

    A 2008 model may well have the IP gear tooth problem. In case you don't know, you need to determine the "build year" from the serial number (not when it was bought). Typically, tractors on a...
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 Not Starting

    The short answer is that you remove the "oil fill" plate (on the right side of the engine below the injection pump) and check to see if the injection pump rack is jammed or if it moves smoothly. Do...
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    Re: Kioti hydraulic quick attach

    I wonder if this is even a good idea? I don't change SSQA stuff that often but I like to visually confirm the bottom lock bolts went through the holes.
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 Not Starting

    The ground path for the SS is through the case. The SS will only function if the case is touching bare metal of the engine (or a wire connects it to the engine). So check it again with the SS...
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    Re: KIOTI NX 4510 HST

    The conventional wisdom in the old Diesel Mercedes community is that the freeze-plug style block heater is the best option but harder to install.
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 Not Starting

    The glow plugs (one per cylinder) screw into the top of the engine. There is a "buss bar" that connects the tops of all the glow plugs which gets current from a wire at the back end. When you turn...
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 Not Starting

    Dean, If the engine cranks at a good rate, check the glow plugs are getting power at the bus bar while cranking and ensure the stop solenoid is truly retracting (and staying retracted) when the key...
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    Re: Kioti Maintenance

    I used a HF pail pump like shown in post 42. I recommend you have a couple small hose clamps on hand for the clear hose. That hose will leak at both ends with stock clamps (just wire wrap) if you...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Kioti CK30 cranks but doesn't start

    My DK45S had similar symptoms and the key switch was the cause. But in my case, dirty switch prevented the glow plugs from getting power.
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    Re: She's suddenly tough to start!

    If it starts right up (even if it dies right after) your glow plugs should be OK.

    You should be able to hear the stop solenoid retract when you turn the key to the ON position and also when you...
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    Re: DK40 won't start, no crank

    The schematic shows an external suppression diode on the start relay. so you should be OK. The HST models do have some modules, but who knows what's inside.
  18. Re: New NX6010 - Parasitic electrical draw on battery

    It's under warranty, right? Age has little to do with condition except for weather-related effects (corrosion, paint chalking, etc.). These new NX machines (unlike the older models) have modules...
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    Re: She's suddenly tough to start!

    Injectors can cause many problems, but not sudden stoppage at various power settings. Also, it's unusual for all injectors to go bad at the same time. Fuel starvation will normally reduce available...
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    Re: DK40 won't start, no crank

    Good troubleshooting.

    Assume the key switch is OK (at least for now).

    The relay measurements check out but that test can't tell if there was a good connection between 30 and 87 when the relay...
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    Re: She's suddenly tough to start!

    Ether is a really bad idea for a glow-plug Diesel. I suspect a wonky key switch. Have you tried squirting lube or contact cleaner in the key hole?

    Additional comments: Check that you are...
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    Re: Kioti Dk35 HSE won't start

    It sounds like you had a bad start relay but you actually replaced a good stop relay with the one from NAPA. When, when you swapped connectors between the identical start and stop relays you moved...
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    Re: DK40 won't start, no crank

    Well, the key switch has caused lots of problems so you might try squirting some WD40 or (even better) electrical contact cleaner in the key hole and then cycle the switch several times to see if...
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    Re: DK40 won't start, no crank

    Start by ensuring the interlocks (like the PTO and gear in neutral) are not preventing cranking.
  25. Thread: Grapple

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    Re: Grapple

    Think through all the connections and get hoses made up with fittings (often JIC) that avoid the need for extra adapters.
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    Re: CK35 HST Engine Stop Solenoid Fail

    Take the bad one with you to the auto parts store to be sure the connector will fit. Going to a higher amp rating (e.g. 40 or 50) is fine and may make the part last longer. But don't go to a lower...
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    Re: CK35 HST Engine Stop Solenoid Fail

    Is that 11v with the SS connected? If it's with the connector off, you could still have high-resistance in the relay contacts. Use the ohms setting on your meter on the SS pull terminals to see if...
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    Re: DK 55, Hood latch problem

    First try "unloading" the force on the latch (by pushing the hood) and try the release again. If that doesn't work you will probably need to drill or find a hole that will allow you to poke a wire...
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    Re: CK35 HST Engine Stop Solenoid Fail

    Similar problem has been reported here and it turned out to be the the stop solenoid relay vs the actual solenoid.

    The "hold" coil is powered directly from the key switch. The "pull" coil is...
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    Re: 2510H Zerk fitting

    I had a similar problem with a couple loader zerks when I first got my (used) tractor. I removed the offending fitting and cleaned it out from the thread end with a pick (like dental tools). It...
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    Re: Problem starting my DK40

    White smoke is un-burned fuel (or possibly water), typical of poor injector atomization or a cold pre-chamber. Black smoke (carbon soot) is partially-burned fuel, typical of excess fuel for the...
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    Re: 2510H Zerk fitting

    Look here.

    It is an odball (BSP) size. This is an old and recurring subject. Dealer is your best bet if one is nearby. Otherwise look on the net.
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    Tires Re: Sheared valve stem

    I've done the front tire (broken stem) solo on my DK45. The front tire was heavy but the back tires are much heavier and probably dangerous to move by hand. It may be possible to break the bead and...
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    Re: Quirky steering on CK2510

    I assume you know to never use 4WD for road travel. Can you verify that the front wheel drive is actually disengaged when it's supposed to be?
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    Re: NX 4510 - Auto PTO not working

    On my DK, the 3-point needs to get fairly high before the auto PTO cutoff disengages the PTO. But frankly, you should be manually starting (at low RPM) the PTO and manually stopping it. I leave my...
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    Re: Ck2510 stall out

    I would start by checking for some sort of fuel obstruction:filter (junk in tank) or a feed pump failure.
  37. Re: DS4110 HS Fuel to injection pump then nothing

    These are common automotive-style relays and you should be able to get a spare at any car parts place, like Autozone, for example. Just make sure any spare is rated at the same or greater contact...
  38. Re: DS4110 HS Fuel to injection pump then nothing

    About the stop solenoid: Can you hear a distinct (and fairly loud) clank when you turn the key from off to on? Can you hear it again when you turn the key back to off? Those are the sounds of a...
  39. Re: DS4110 HS Fuel to injection pump then nothing

    You can try cracking one of the nuts where one of the hard fuel lines connect to an injector. Then have someone crank the engine while you look to see if any fuel comes out at the lose nut. Small...
  40. Re: DS4110 HS Fuel to injection pump then nothing

    Clarify if you are talking about the feed pump or the injection pump (IP). Is the duel filter full?

    I have not read of IP failures in the newer models (since 2008) but it is easy to check by...
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    Re: Kioti Workshop Manuals

    I understand the DKxxSE series is similar to the EX series.
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    Re: cold starting

    I start at idle.

    The Diesel power lever is not like a throttle in a gas engine. With the engine stopped, the injection pump rack is already spring loaded to the max power position, regardless...
  43. Re: CK series owners- clarify where you fill your engine oil: location on engine

    Thanks for the final report.

    Glad you are back in business and that Kioti helped with the tab. It doesn't matter to you now, but maybe the chicken and egg are reversed here. This "problem"...
  44. Oil & Fuel Re: oil change, oil filter change, but what about fuel filter?

    I have two different DK45 (square hood) owners manuals which say every 75 hours for engine oil change and 150 hours for filter changes. Those numbers for the newer DK45s and SE are 100 hours and 200...
  45. Oil & Fuel Re: oil change, oil filter change, but what about fuel filter?

    Extended means more hours or miles than stated in the owners' manual.

    Those book numbers are conservative because soot production/accumulation varies a LOT with engine condition and use...
  46. Oil & Fuel Re: oil change, oil filter change, but what about fuel filter?

    Back to oil, you'll be OK with a multi viscosity (e.g. 10W40) that covers the owners-manual viscosity for your annual temp range. You need an oil that will flow at the coldest temps when you first...
  47. Oil & Fuel Re: oil change, oil filter change, but what about fuel filter?

    As long as the oil is Diesel rated (Cx API rating) and the correct viscosity for your climate, any source is fine. Many of us use Mobile 1 or Rotella from Walmart. On the other hand, I try to get...
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    Re: Problem starting my DK40

    Then I think you need to check (as in test, not just replace) the glow controller and associated coolant temp sensor. If the plugs glow (as you say) with the switch in the glow position, then the...
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    Re: Problem starting my DK40

    Good point. The light and the glow plugs are controlled by different circuits inside the box. That's the reason to measure the actual voltage at the plugs vs trusting the light.
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    Re: Problem starting my DK40

    I missed that sentence. My bad.

    I looked at service manuals for DK50, DK45s, and DK50SE, which are have similar glow plug controls and should be like your machine. All say the glow light...
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    Re: Problem starting my DK40

    A few things come to mind. Is the fuel fresh and correct? Have you verified that power is actually getting to the glow plugs? Is the fuel filter clean? My glow plug light always comes on unless...
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    Re: Kioti HST PTO true neutral position?

    The PTO on my DK45s seems to have a brake and the shaft won't turn (by hand) with the PTO off (or the tractor off, for that matter). This means you have to turn the implement drive shaft shaft to...
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    Re: 2 Year Maintenance

    It's a typo. Check and replace only if needed. Later editions of the manual may be corrected, at least they were for my DK45s.
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    Re: Three point hitch

    If you have rear remotes, be sure the lever is centered (not in detent).
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    Re: Kioti Workshop Manuals

    From what I can tell, there are three manuals: Owners, Service, and Parts. Given the online parts pages hosted by several Kioti dealers, the paper parts manuals are now superfluous. The owners'...
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    Re: Seat cover for Kioti NX6010C

    A few years back, SWMBO bought me a seat cover for the lawn tractor. Not unlike this one. But it fit the Kioti seat so I use it on the tractor. Other than protecting the OE seat, the back pockets...
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    Re: Replace working lights w.LEDs

    I find the stock headlights almost worthless with the loader and brush guard. The glare off the brush guard is blinding. Some LED jobs on the roll bar or (better) canopy would be much better.
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    Re: Need help sizing a rotary cutter

    I tend to go with implements the same width as the stock loader bucket. Lack of power is never an issue and I know the implement can follow wherever the the bucket goes.
  59. Re: hydraulic hose on main line to/from filter/pump

    Thanks for this feedback/uodate. This is a good example of the false economy of non-OEM parts, at your expense, unfortunately. With actual Kioti dealers willing to do mail-order business (plus OEM...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: dk 55 3-pt hitch won't go up

    I thought so too but I recall at least one report here that said the lowering speed knob could prevent raising; but I don't care enough to test that and it may be different on different machines,...
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    Re: CK20 HST 3pt won't lift

    Make sure a rear remote lever didn't get bumped into detent and make sure the lowering-speed knob (between feet) didn't get turned too far closed. Both will inactivate the 3-point and I've...
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    Re: First Dealer Test......

    Another good source is Surplus Center: Surplus Center

    The many connector types and sizes is confusing but you can get some help on their Tech Help page, where you'll find links to the four main...
  63. Re: hydraulic hose on main line to/from filter/pump

    This sounds like the new filter is plugged. Ordinarily, there should be very little (negative) pressure on this hose. It is odd that this coincided with the filter change.
  64. Re: hydraulic hose on main line to/from filter/pump

    Is it part #13 in this diagram?

    OEM Parts

    The hydraulic pump sucks oil through the filter and this hose, it is not under any significant pressure. What was the failure mode. chafing? Where...
  65. Re: What do I need for a 50 hour service on a DK45SE

    For what it's worth, the 50 hour service is the most important one, IMO. My one tip would be to throw a big piece of cardboard under the tractor so you can slide in and out easily and stay clean.
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    Re: First Dealer Test......

    If the hose is common size with NTP fittings, a local Tractor Supply may have one in stock. Otherwise, find a local place that makes hydro hoses and show them the broken one, as previously...
  67. Re: Looking for some options on mounting a 2" receiver.

    If the top of the bucket is too high, you can get a clamp-on hitch that attaches to the lip. For example, one like this.
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    Re: Broken steering LH knuckle Kioti 1914

    Welcome to the list. I don't have an LB or any LB manuals; so I won't add my ignorance to muddy the waters. Hopefully another LB owner or someone who has changed a knuckle arm will jump in.
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    Re: Kioti and Third Function Valve

    Looks like third function valve to me. Without being able to see the two other hoses (probably behind hoses or sub-plate) and a having a diagram (or at least the markings) of the sub-plate ports,...
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    Re: Kioti Maintenance

    The G-Gun looks cool, especially if you do your greasing "in the field." Some folks love those battery-operated grease guns but they are costly and I assume the battery will always need to be...
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    Re: overwhelmed...

    I have a 2006 DK45s, which is the next model after yours, but similar in most ways. I originally planned to add a double diverter valve to the back which would give me three remotes at the back...
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    Re: overwhelmed...

    There was a kit to add a second set of rear hydraulic remotes costing about $300. But I assume your tractor is 2005 or earlier (see this link) and those old kits will be hard to impossible to find...
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    Re: LB1914 decomp cable

    I'd leave it as is. Why spend money on and clutter things up with something you'll never use? This is a left-over from some other application for that motor. Even when I used a decomp lever, I...
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    Re: LB1914 decomp cable

    Injecting, yes. The IP and injectors work the same regardless of the decpomp lever position. I could hear the injectors fire when when I hand-cranked my old boat. Don't know what happens to to the...
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    Re: LB1914 decomp cable

    This decompression lever holds some of the valves open so it's easier to spin the engine to start it. With a functioning electrical starter, decomp is totally unnecessary and may cause additional...
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    Re: Rethinking Kioti products

    Goodnight Chet.
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    Re: I think i broke something....

    Just commenting now. I couldn't understand what little screw could have worked lose but the photos in post 35 cleared that up. The actual valve is the cube that says APC on the side but all the...
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    Re: Rethinking Kioti products

    So Ricky: Did you fix the wire and (if so) did that fix your problem?
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    Re: I think i broke something....

    Did the dealer install the third-function valve? If not and if that valve is the cause, he may say it's not his problem.
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    Re: I think i broke something....

    Can you by-pass the grapple? Will the two tractor-side hoses connect to each pother? Or do you (by chance) have a short bypass hose that would work?

    I suspect the third function valve is...
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    Re: I think i broke something....

    In that case, I suspect your diverter valve is dead-heading the hydraulic flow, which loads down the engine and froths the hydro oil as it is forced through the relief valve. Does your 3-point still...
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    Re: I think i broke something....

    Curiosity about your grapple setup: do you have a diverter where you push a button and control the grapple with the loader joystick or a power-beyond setup the enables simultaneous loader and...
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    Re: Kioti timer glow plugs

    On a cold engine, glow plugs are supposed to remain powered for several seconds (even a minute) after the engine starts. This "after glow" allows the engine to run much smoother until the...
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    Re: resistance spec for LB1914 glow plugs?

    I would call those good numbers and healthy plugs. You have the right meter for the job; the initial current (15A) would blow the fuse in the typical consumer multimeter (10A max). Good tip. ...
  85. Thread: Year

    by ritcheyvs
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    Re: Year

    It is generally not a simple matter to move a loader or backhoe to a dissimilar tractor. The subframe that supports the attachment is generally a custom job for each tractor model. I am familiar...
  86. Re: Power steering axle pivot point outboard

    I recall another owner reported something similar here and had previously replaced one side. He said his PS cylinder ends had no grease fittings so he installed some. My DK came (used) with grease...
  87. Re: CK20s loses power 20 minutes into heavy lifting

    When you drain the fuel, try to observe if there is any restriction at the tank, especially after some of the fuel has drained. There have been cases of junk in the tank that migrates to the outlet...
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    Re: resistance spec for LB1914 glow plugs?

    I can't comment on your specific meter, but normally those percentage specs (e.g. 0.8%) are percentage of full scale, not percent of the reading.

    When you first slap 12v on a cold plug, the...
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    Re: resistance spec for LB1914 glow plugs?

    That is the ideal way to test the plug. Older/cheaper clamp-on meters only measured AC but new hall-effect probes do DC too. I wish I had one. They are particularly useful for cars. tractors,...
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    Re: resistance spec for LB1914 glow plugs?

    A good glow plug is less than one ohm when cold. That's lower than you can accurately read on an ordinary ohm meter. But the resistance goes up substantially as the plug heats up to about 800...
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    Re: Rethinking Kioti products

    I just looked at a couple different EX45hst (which I believe to be the same as the DKxxSE) schematics and one shows only the neutral light connected while the other shows all (LMHN) lights connected....
  92. Re: Lift pump problem for Bobcat CT230 (Kioti CK30 HST)?

    Supplemental: The lift pump is a simple diaphragm pump. The diaphragm is spring-loaded to push fuel out of the pump at a couple PSI and pulled back against the spring by a cam in the engine. This...
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    Re: Replacement seat for Kioti ds4510hs

    Tractor Supply Company sells seats. I have a fabric cover pulled over mine which also has handy pockets in the back. Don't know where the wife bought it (some catalog)
  94. Re: Lift pump problem for Bobcat CT230 (Kioti CK30 HST)?

    Lift pump. The filter SHOULD be full of fuel at all power settings. Lift pumps aren't that expensive (like $50) but you can open it up and check for a cracked diaphragm or debris blocking one of...
  95. Re: CK series owners- clarify where you fill your engine oil: location on engine

    Driver: FYI, replacing injectors is similar to replacing spark plugs, except they connect with rigid tubing vs floppy wires. The Kioti injectors are relatively accessible, except the loader may...
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    Re: Kioti CK2610 TLB

    Never allow either rear wheel to leave the ground or you could lay the tractor over on its side. There are several possible outcomes that would be bad for you and the machine (including death).
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    Re: Titan Attachments?

    Hey 8N. Thanks for the feedback. Another unforeseen problem put my grapple plans on the back burner for a few months, maybe longer. So your experience is definitely relevant and still timely. How...
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    Re: Dirt in loader arms

    I notice that rust will start wherever dirt is caked on the machine. Otherwise, I'd probably never wash.
  99. Re: Who has replaced radiator, power steering, fuel and intake air hoses?

    I think that's a translation problem (should say check). The original owners' manual for my 2006 DK45s also says to change them but a newer manual says to just check them. The power steering hoses...
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    Re: new pack member with new-to-me LB1914

    The owners' manual (and also the service manual) should show recommended tire pressures for thr different tire types (Ag, turf, ind.). From discussions here and looking at manuals for various...
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