Have you included the 20% NCHA discount on the Kubota when looking at the final cost?
Well that's your opinion. Having owned both Kioti and Kubota, I find Kioti has greatly closed any gap that existed, and in my opinion, is now just as reliable as Kubota.
Resale on Kubota will be much higher than on a Kioti.Yes. Kubota quote had the equine discount. Decision got tougher as Kioti dealer offered less on trade. Now $7500 difference. Can’t lock in Kioti price either on future order, final price will be set once on dealer lot
If you buy a quality tractor in the first place, you should have minimal interaction with the dealer after the sale for service.As a rule I refrain from ALL the X vs X posts. I base my tractor purchases entirely on the dealer presence and service and for me Kubota wins, with 2 nearby dealers, both are good but one is better.
The dealer is everything. I don't care what color it is in reality.