Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2013-07-07Number of Hours: 1100
"Have owned for 6 months now and remain overall pleased. I have used the tractor for brush hog mowing, FEL for moving gravel, box blading road and parking area. And for moving heavy cement blocks from trailer to project area.
Only issues: shuttle shift grinds if not at a complete stop. Old service bulletin item that previous owner never had fixed. Kioti assembled the trannys with the wrong clearances and have a $1,700.00 fix they can do. I think they should honor the OUT OF DATE service bulletin no matter how many hours on the tractor. Since they know that they manufactured it incorrectly.
Only other issues are the steering gets difficult at times due to a sticky pump valve. And the tranny over heat light came on while I brush hogged my pasture.
Other than that, I do like the tractor and feel it's a good value for the price and well built in general. I've owned IH and Ford in the past and they all were good."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: The cab for keeping out the bees and cool AC in summer and out of the rain (major concern here in OR).Cons: The cab, fogs up easy in winter. Makes me feel too insulated from watching what's around me. I drive it with the doors propped open most of the time due to this.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA ORI also considered buying: Kubota B3200, Mahindra 4035 Shuttle REVIEWER'S PHOTOS