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Kioti DK35SE HST Review



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Kioti DK35SE HST Posted by Steve on 12/29/2012

I bought a new New Holland TC 29D in 2000. I did look briefly at Kioti, but was afraid their quality might be sub par, and they didn't seem as refined as NH.

Now fast forward, I have been looking for something with a little more HP, and looked again at NH. I was disappointed with the new entries. They were more like what I remembered with the Kioti years earlier, a bit unrefined, controls in inconvenient places, etc.
I then started looking at other brands. LS (I know they build NH) was even less refined, and didn't seem to have the quality I wanted, and the price was on par with NH (who had incentives at the time).

I then started reading more, and was finding that Kioti was well liked, despite what I had thought years earlier. I took a look at the DK40se HST, and the DK35se HST. I was impressed with both. The controls were well laid out, I liked the flat deck design, and the other extras Kioti has. I settled on the DK35 se HST, and couldn't be happier at this point. I think today they exceed the quality and layout I observed with NH, and LS. I did also look at JD, but they were out of my price range, so I didn't look closer.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2010 Date Purchased: 11/30/2012 Number of Hours: 160
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Price, design, quality. Cons: None yet. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Michigan I also considered buying:
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