It took almost 3 years for me to make a tractor buying decision. I was set to pull the trigger on a used blue, when a new Kioti dealer opened up 15 minutes from my home. I went, I looked, I liked, I bought.
I think the DK40 is the sweet spot in the Kioti lineup. Large enough to handle the road building/maintaining that I have to do, but small enough to get around easily in the woods.
I bought this tractor from Cavalier Equipment in Daleville, VA and they have provided excellent service and support for it. I have done all my own maintenance work. Had to call for help to 1) get the hydraulic filter off on the first service, and 2) adjust HST pedal play, and 3) replace battery. No other issues.