Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-05-25Number of Hours: 300
"I bought this tractor new. I kept telling kioti that the front loader was crooked. Finally figured out that the quick attachment part must have been put in the jig crooked and welded. I haven't been able to landscape because of it. Finally welded a 3/16 inch piece of metal on top of the right quick connect attachment and got it close. Have had to use both hands to latch the left side of it since it was new. Kioti keeps saying there is no problem. I can put the bucket in the dump position and there is a 2 inch difference from one side to another. Will not recommend kioti because they won't acknowledge they are wrong. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Loader control stick in great position.Cons: Warranty sucks.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA OKI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Tractor for a Great Price
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-06-10Number of Hours: 200
"Exceptional power for a reasonable price. Four wheel drive enables me to complete projects not possible with two wheel drive on my rolling to steep property.
I bought a package deal consisting of tractor, FEL, blade, rotary cutter and 18' equipment trailer for less than a comparable JD or Mahindra tractor alone. My only equipment failure was a starter which was covered by warranty and fixed in the field at no charge.
I am getting ready for my 200 hour service and can't wait for this Ohio weather to get good enough to hit the field again. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Value, weight, power, warranty, fuel economy.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA OHI also considered buying: Mahindra 2815 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Joe Dubovi
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-08-09Number of Hours: 189
"Tractor does not stop when hydro-static drive pedal is released when moving forward. Dealer worked on 3 times. Still does until it warms up."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Everything works well except the above.Cons: See above.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
New Tractor 2013 Kioti CK27
by Rick Dudas
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2013-07-15Number of Hours: 30
"I had owned an old 1952 Ford 8N for about 7 years, but it was apparent to me that the engine needed to be rebuilt, because of major starting and running issues. So instead of putting more money into an older tractor, I cut my losses and bought a new 2012 4WD 28 HP Diesel Kioti CK27 with a front end loader.
The difference is amazing. The free front end loader was a great improvement to my old Ford. I am in the process of clearing an acre or so of dead ash trees and the tractor performs beyond my wildest expectations."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Diesel, 4WD, front end loader.Cons: Rollbar (safety requirement).Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA OHI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Fantastic Tractor, Glad I Bought It
by Steve Jones
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-05-03Number of Hours: 121
"I bought this tractor after looking at MF, JD, Kubota, Mahindra LS and NH tractors.
I picked the Kioti because it seemed like the most tractor for the least money.
The climate I live in has hot summers and snow filled freezing cold winters. My CK27 has handled gravel, dirt and snow without a problem.
I've used a 5' brushhog, and a 7' finish mower and the 28 hp diesel ran them both without a problem.
I also use a 5' box blade and a 7'3 point angle blade and again my CK27 does the job.
Fuel consumption is very good, and I've had zero trouble with this machine.
I would recommend this tractor to anyone on a budget that wants a little tractor that is capable of doing big work!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Fuel economy, weight, dual hydraulic pumps, 4x4, comfy seat, tilt, good lights.Cons: Operator station a little tight if over 6'. Not terrible but tight.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: John Deere 2305 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2013-04-12Number of Hours: 135
"I just wanted to update everyone on my CK27 since last year. It has not missed a beat. My dealer still says it is the only Kioti they have ever had to work on. Like I said it has given me no more problems and is a real workhorse of a tractor. I have my confidence back for this mean little machine. Still does everything I ask it to do. I even bought a 5.5 foot Befco tiller and it handles it well!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very capable machine.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA ARI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-04-15Number of Hours: 68
"I bought a Kioti Ck27 in April to take care of my 16 acres and put in a few food plots. The first 2 months it proved itself to be worthy without so much as a hiccup.
During the 50 hour service I discovered coolant in my oil pan. I called the dealer which is under 4 miles from my place and asked if they could come pick it up. They wanted $50.00 to do that which I declined. I borrowed a trailer and took it down the next day. Ended up being a bad head gasket. Took them a month to fix it. Since I got it back, the only thing I have noticed wrong with it is my loader quick connects leaking fluid."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very capable machine.Cons: In just 50 hours it spent a month in the shop so now I am lacking confidence in my tractor.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA ARI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
A Real Workhorse
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-06-15Number of Hours: 55
"I spent a long time looking at Kubotas, MF, NH and JD. Price, warranty, dealer, weight and factory incentives led me to the Kioti CK27.
I have 63 acres of rolling to steep land which I manage for deer, turkey and recreation. I would not be able to accomplish half my tasks if not for four wheel drive. Although rated at only 28 HP this tractor performs much better than the MF35 gas and diesel tractors I grew up with.
I have pulled, dragged, bushhogged, bladed and loaded way more than I thought I could before I bought this workhorse. Loaded tires are a must and a Cabela's dry box replaced the tiny tool box. I love this tractor! "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, fuel economy, weight, four wheel drive, power steering, shuttle shift.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA OHI also considered buying: Massey Ferguson 1528, Kubota L3130, Ford-New Holland 2810 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Love it More Every Day
by Ed Mckimmy
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-11-16Number of Hours: 15
"I started a serious search for my tractor in May 2011. I had looked a few models in June and July. Found this web site in July. I had about decided on a Kubota L3200 but the dealers were nothing overly impressing. Pricing was the same every where I went.
Then I started reading about Kioti, had never heard of them. A lot of very happy owners everywhere. My original thought was to find a used tractor, looked at a few but the price seemed very close to a new one unless it was one that was flat wore out.
Then in mid Oct. finally stumbled across a Kioti dealer about 100 miles from home he was also a New Holland dealer. I was very impressed with his attitude about the Kioti brand he had been a Ford dealer for a very long time.
He spent over an hour with me. Even took me out back and showed me a CK30 on the pallet up close. I was very impressed with the brand. So then came my quest to find the best price for a Model that I was looking for. Spent the next month talking and looking at closer Kioti Dealers. These guys were willing to deal.
Late one Friday afternoon I called one that I was going past coming home from one of my daily road trips for work. Called him asked what time he closed. "Five," he said. Well work ran longer then usually.
I called him a 4:55 and said could not make it he said to let him know when I got close he would meet me at his shop. Well it was almost eight that night when I got there. He was the only dealer I had talked to that had a CK27, I had looked a a few CK30's.
We talked for over an hour, he was the 1st dealer for Kioti I met that was a 5 Paw service dealer. To say the least I was very impressed with Phil and only the 2nd. dealer that was able to give me a price without going to look in a file or a book. I knew when I drove home that night I had found the dealer and the model I wanted. After 2 months of having the tractor and some time with the CK 27 I am very happy will up date this after 6 months. Sure wish it would snow!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Size and how heavy it was 700lbs heavier than the Kubota L3200.Cons: None yet.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA VAI also considered buying: LS Tractor 3010, Ford-New Holland 1720, Cub Cadet Yanmar SX3100 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Still Going Strong
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2009-04-01Number of Hours: 350
"This is an update to an earlier review...
I now have over 350 hours on this machine and I've yet to have a single problem. I do the scheduled maintenance and that's been it. I hadn't used the PTO at all until this past summer when I borrowed a bush hog to mow a couple of fields.
The CK27 handled the 5-foot implement very well, but would bog down a little bit in very tall/heavy grass, but simply raising the 3PH for a second fixed this.
I do have to say that clutching the PTO is a little bit of a pain and takes a little bit to get used to, but overall, it surely isn't a deal-breaker.
Overall, great machine for the money."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Build quality, performance, power, reliability.Cons: None really.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA KYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS