/ Tractor Recommendation #31
The DK4710SE has an HST variant.I looked at the Kioti, the only reason I hesitate on that is they do not offer a hydro for that frame size machine. (another strike is the local Kioti dealer, whom, i'm not thrilled with). I'm not100% stuck on getting a hydro, but prob 98%! the shuttle sift from LS is also tempting, but for landscaping tasks, I think the hydro is more efficient. If I was mowing often or doing some row crop work, gear would be fine, but i'm not. Yep, sure looked at the kubota L series and deere 3 and 4 series. I've heard/read too many issues with the 3 series and 4 is out of my budget... unless i go to their economy line... but at that price point, i'd rather get a MT352 HC. I've seen a couple horror stories on some of the LS backhoes, but I think most LS owners would re-buy from what I can tell. I've thought branson or TYM as well, but just a bit more concerned about build quality / longevity compared to an LS or kioti.
Take a look. TYM owns Branson now and dealers are starting to carry both brands. Good luck.It's been a while since i looked at the kioti... i guess the dealer left me a bad taste, so haven't been in a hurry to go back. my neighbor likes his tym and i've never looked at branson, not even sure where a dealer is... but i may look. I should also mention I looked at yanmar, but that gets into some green tractor pricing in a hurry... it would be a nice machine, but over my budget