Survey: RK Tractor owners!

DCriswell

New member
Joined
May 18, 2019
Messages
1
Location
Ripley, MS
Tractor
RK37H
I am 80 miles from the Rural King store and took delivery of a RK37 yesterday. I had the tractor delivered which cost about $350. I decided to have it delivered because of limited time and I simply did not want to purchase a trailer at this time. I will say the delivery was a bit of a goat rope especially when the guy arrived and the first thing he said was, "what do you have to lift these implements off my truck". My answer was that I recently bought a tractor that would be very helpful if we could just get too it. We ended up dragging the bush-hog and box blade off his truck with my truck. I choose RK over a LS, which is only about 15 miles away simply because of price. They both seem to be comparable tractors but I saved some money. I'm a little concerned about the difficulty of getting warranty work accomplished but I'll deal with that when the time comes.
 
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scottz

Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2012
Messages
25
Location
Big Lake, MN
Tractor
RK24H
I am 600miles from my nearest RK in Matoon IL. I picked up and RK24 in June of 2018.

I have had a couple minor issues and have had a seat switch and flasher button shipped to me.

I have a Mahindra dealership 1.5miles from my house. If I need any out of warranty service I will try to use them.

Otherwise, RK seems willing and able to ship me parts that I need.
 
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kkilli

Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2003
Messages
32
I just hit the 1 year mark with my RK37. Currently at 210 hours and climbing.

Zero problems to report.
 

BigMark

Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2019
Messages
41
Location
Wilmington, Ohio
Tractor
RK55HC Turf Tires, John Deere 870 & 455 w/ 60" deck, Snapper 48" walk behind mower
25 Miles
 

markie61

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2001
Messages
1,367
Location
Northern Virginia
Tractor
2019 Rural King RK55HC with Loader & Backhoe; 2001 New Holland TC40D with Loader
Waze says I am 49.9 miles to the store. I paid attention since delivery was $250 for the first 50 miles and $2/mile after that...
No trailer, plus I don't think my F150 is rated to carry that much weight anyway. If I decided to try it, I would remover the loader and backhoe to lighten it up.
 

g8erh8er

Silver Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2013
Messages
206
Location
Dade City, FL
Tractor
RK55HC
10 miles from rural king. Picked up the keys on a Saturday. Went to the store before dawn on Sunday when the streets would be fairly empty and just drove it home.

Someone from the store came out when I was warming her up and looked confused, asking if I worked for RK (I was wearing the RK Tractor cap I got with my purchase). I told him no, just driving home my new tractor. He asked for my receipt and took it inside to make sure everything was on the up-and-up. Don't blame him, probably not hard to duplicate keys for a tractor.
 

5030

Super Star Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2003
Messages
12,850
Location
Somewhere, but not there....
Tractor
a Couple pre 4 orange ones
Waze says I am 49.9 miles to the store. I paid attention since delivery was $250 for the first 50 miles and $2/mile after that...
No trailer, plus I don't think my F150 is rated to carry that much weight anyway. If I decided to try it, I would remover the loader and backhoe to lighten it up.

Last time I looked a Ford F150 was overloaded with more than 4 bags of groceries.:laughing:
 

Tennsawdust

Gold Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2018
Messages
476
Location
Eastern TN
Tractor
Ford 3000, MF 245, JD 214
Last time I looked a Ford F150 was overloaded with more than 4 bags of groceries.:laughing:

The new aluminum bodied trucks have surprisingly high payload capacities - up to 3300 lbs. The GM trucks also gained quite a bit with the new, lighter, body. They call them half tons, but most configurations can haul somewhere between 1800 and 2300 lbs. I had a 1979 C20 and with the "HD payload package" it was only rated for just over 2500 lbs. They have certainly made some improvements.
 

Theconings

New member
Joined
Mar 28, 2020
Messages
4
Tractor
Rural King RK 24
I am lucky I live only a few miles from my Rural King I am in there often
 
 
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