/ DIY FEL forks are surprisingly good #21
- Mar 1, 2014
- Mulmur, Ontario
- Kioti Ck2510
Holy crap that BH hangs WAYYYYY out off the back. Looks like you could think yourself a wheelie with that thing out there. Do you find yourself having to pick up a load with the forks/bucket to keep reasonable steering?
The downside of the CK20 is the fuel tank location - there's no way to move the backhoe any closer. (by the same token the Kioti backhoe has to be equally as far back.) On the plus side the NH backhoe (same as MF) is lighter than the Kioti backhoe. In fact I notice the backhoe weight less than I notice the concrete barrel I made for a counter weight. (It weighs over 800lbs)
I haven't driven a CK20 with the factory backhoe attached to it but every comment you read is that it does make the front end feel very light. I don't find that to be an issue at all, in fact it feels like the perfect match for the loader - the one offset's the other quite nicely. Guess the only answer would be to park it on a teeter-totter and see where neutral is! Lol! The NH backhoe is at least 250lbs lighter than the Kioti model.