A previous forum I was concerned by the air conditioner and it's lack of performance. Little did I know that would be the least of my worries. The dealership the tractor came from went out of business and I didn't have enough time to develop any kind of relationship with them.
So around 300 hours ago I was doing some cleaning up with my bucket loader and using my shuttle. Well, the loads were well in the limits but the shuttle decided to break. No rough-housing, just normal back and forth coming to complete stops. The fork fell down through the tranny causing thousands of dollars of damage.
We had lots of used tractors on the farm over the years M HS, MS, CAS, D15, but this never happened. It is all fixed now, but in the back of my mind it is that niggling doubt that the tranny could raise its ugly head again.
This model is a somewhat crude machine, much like the tools you would get at Harbor Freight. It is gets the job done, you just can't get a new replacement if it breaks. I might buy Kioti again depending on some type of long-term warranty, but I am going to have to keep this machine a long time to justify the thousands I spent on the repair.