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Kioti DK40SE HST Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.40
Build Quality:
4
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
4
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
4


Run Hard From Hour 1 Posted by Brandon on 07/02/2014

Bottom line: this is a heavy cut and has the power to use the weight. The engine is a "grass is greener on the hp side" (she ain't on that side), but she sips the fuel so good that being a little weak @6300 lbs. isn't all that bad of a deal.

Really it isn't weak until you use high range then when trying to travel from spot to spot, the engine really can't handle the range as it should, but on flat pavement or with a tail wind she will hit 20 mph with your foot pressed as hard as she will go for a mile or more.

I use this to get coffee in the morning at my house if I am working early in the city. It's a steep paved hill. I need to climb back up and M is almost faster than H, but once you crest the hill you would rather be in H for traffic purposes. That's just so you understand the cross over of the ranges from the engine being small for the size. Really if it was turbo charged, it would be perfect, but it sips fuel in its present state, and that is moving crushed stone in tight areas.

The FEL is really good. If it had more curl power, it would be able to do almost anything a large skid steer can and not tear up ground nearly as easy as skid. It has excellent maneuverability, very smooth hydraulics.

This is a cab model. The a.c. is cold, the radio is good enough for me and I really don't pay attention to it since I am focused on the work at hand mostly. The loader joy stick is excellent and I like it better than the new NX6010.

I looked at that, was 12k more for basically same thing with less features. no one will work these much harder than I will and I know that a 6010NX is a waste of money unless you use it to do heavy PTO work on a farm with large tillage equipment. and even then you are still on the wrong machine. The RX6620 is hands down the next tractor I'll be buying!

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2014 Date Purchased: 06/13/2014 Number of Hours: 20
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Fuel economy is very good, built like old 4 cyl. diesels---very heavy and strong. Cons: Engine power is lower, but it isn't and shouldn't be a deal breaker! It doesn't say USA on it. Type of User: Commercial Landscape Location: United States New York I also considered buying: AGCO Allis 5660, Kubota L5740, New Holland 3040
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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