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Kioti LB1914 Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.80
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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4
Performance:
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5
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


Kioti LB1914 Review Posted by Greg Schmidt on 03/08/2013

I was looking for a small but sturdy and powerful tractor to use for maintaining 3 acres of residential property. We had a new landscaping project going on for about 1 1/2 acres. The tractor was used to rip and level ground with a box blade. Dirt and material was moved with the front-end loader. The backhoe was used to die holes, remove stumps, etc.

All in all it has been a great little tractor. Working in bare dirt can cause the radiator to be caked with dust, forcing a rise in operating temperature. The dirt is easily sprayed off the radiator and it's back to it's normally low operating temperature.

It's gear driven and very versatile in the number of speeds available in both forward and reverse.

The backhoe mounts across the entire length of the frame, so it is rock solid and quite strong.

This little guy outworked the landscapers larger Deere tractor, as it sat overheating constantly while trying to rip the ground.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2005 Date Purchased: 04/19/2012 Number of Hours: 900
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Easy to work on, strong diesel engine, solidly built. Very stout 3 point lift. Beefier and far cheaper than any similar size tractors of name brand. Cons: Getting the backhoe on and off is a chore. Finding a regulator that matched original has been impossible. Having issues with the smaller so called replacement regulators, that also have a different hole pattern for mounting than original. Very tippy when moving dirt with the bucket high. This is probably the same for all little tractors I would think. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Colorado I also considered buying: Kubota BX25, John Deere 1026r
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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