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Kioti DK55C (Cab) Review



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DK55C Posted by Shelby Smith on 03/20/2010

I purchased my DK55c used and haven't accumulated the hours I thought I would but my experience has been wonderful. I would characterize the 55 as top of the line compact tractor. I had a Mahindra 6000 prior which I would characterize as a utility category tractor.

I am using it mostly to maintain and improve a family farm. This involves bush hogging/clearing, loader work(I have a Rhino loader and versatech grapple attachment), will be spraying in a few weeks, and hope to put a recently purchased disc to some use as well.

I'm impressed with the layout of the controls, the linked lower 3pt arms(adjustable), the 3pt control from outside the tractor, the comfort of the cab, the economical operation(2 liter turbo). I pull a 7' bush hog and it seems to do fine, it's also a good counter weight to the grapple attachment.

Only issue was a transmission linkage that jammed after the warranty expired, but was covered by the manufacturer. I have a great dealer in Vale, NC as well.

Feel free to contact me with specific questions. These are great tractors, I'd love to move up to one of the newer larger Kiotis but just can't justify doing so at this time.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2005 Date Purchased: 04/15/2006 Number of Hours: 210
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: economical operation, comfort Cons: short wheelbase and industrial tires are not as smooth as a longer wheelbase. Rhino loader is not as strong as I would like but strong enough to easily pull a back wheel off the ground. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States North Carolina I also considered buying:
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