Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2007-01-15Number of Hours: 200
"I purchased it when I started building our house. It worked great through the first few years, although I only had 200 hours after almost eight years.
First, the main center bearing went out while mowing. That was $854.00 at 175 hours. The hand throttle spring broke and the transmission locked in gear at 180 hours. That cost $368. Next, at 200 hours, the fuel injection pump went out. The pump was $1179 plus labor to install.
Don't bother trying to have the pump rebuilt, Kioti offers no parts in order to rebuild. The factory support is non-existent. The dealers are going out and parts are not easy to find. This is my last Kioti. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good up to 200 hoursCons: Everything I statedType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: Kubota L3010 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Spruce Williams
Model year: 2014Date Purchased: 2014-03-10Number of Hours: 6
"We have 3 families attempting to share this one tractor so far in three weeks it's stayed at one home. We are using it for everything from tillage to clearing and so far the CK30 has been a pleasure.
We spent almost a year looking for the right manufacturer and model for our needs. So far we are all extremely happy with the purchase. The 4x4 tractor has done everything we've asked of it. Admittedly we're novice tractor owners so far so good."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Size,power implements and pricing.Cons: None yet.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: Kubota L3200, Mahindra 3616 Shuttle REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
More Than Adequate
by Neil Taylor
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-06-06Number of Hours: 100
"I previously owned a Lenar 245, which I often found under-powered for certain jobs and a large hill I have on my property. I still have the Lenar. It's easier to jump onto another tractor than to spend an hour changing implements.
Both have front loaders but the Kioti certainly has bags more power for lifting. The Lenar is a faster tractor on the main road. I have a Danelander back hoe which I use on both tractors but the Kioti lifts it with ease and drives around with no nose lift if the front loader is removed."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Plenty lifting power. Very quiet cab.Cons: Lack of Instruments on dash, cab makes it a little bit blind in places.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: UK OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Couldn't Ask for More
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2013-10-11Number of Hours: 90
"I searched for almost a year, looking at nearly all manufacturers. Had always owned what might be called American tractors. I loved my N.H., but it was under sized for snow removal. The ck30 has a great weight to power ratio. it moves snow and maintains the driveways with ease. It was reasonably priced and has been serviced faithfully by a local dealer. The dealer did have some in house problems, but they have Gotten it together and have been great to deal with. Honestly couldn't be happier with the purchase or the tractor. I would do it again, no doubts. I think anyone looking for this size tractor would be impressed with the features and quality. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, weight, and quality.Cons: Can't think of any.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA VTI also considered buying: Kubota L3300, New Holland T1520, New Holland Boomer 30 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kioti CK 30 W/ KB2475 and Loader KL130 Loader
by Jeff Farrell
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2008-06-01Number of Hours: 1146
"This Kioti frame cracked at 1146 hrs. My wife and I use this as a diesel powered wheel barrow and landscape machine around the house. This is not used as a commercial landscape machine!
I am pissed. Around 600 hrs. the eyes on hyd. cylinder between the boom cylinder and dipperstick cylinder let go. My dealer said to just take the cylinder off and bring it up and he would take one off a machine he had in stock. It was easier for me to just weld it up myself. I am a master mechanic heavy equipment.
The next problem was my wife walking around the corner with the clutch pedal in hand. The weld had let go. So I welded that up. At 990 hrs., the injector pump gears let go. I had that rebuilt for $250 instead of paying $1,200 for a new pump from the dealer. I had been out dragging trees for firewood when the frame cracked in half. I have a KB2475 backhoe and while standing the machine up on the backhoe supported by the loader, the whole machine cracked in half!
I work on heavy equipment for a living. Cat and Komatsu equipment do not crack in half do not do this when you do the same thing! The casting is the weak link, it was just under the steering wheel where the casting has the smallest diameter. Make sure you compare this to whatever other machine you consider!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Lots of sheet metal, seemed to be good quality.Cons: Poor castings, poor welding, poor poor poor quality, casting of frame broken in half.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NHI also considered buying: John Deere 3520, Kubota L3200 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kioti CK HST
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2012-01-10Number of Hours: 358
"Purchased used in excellent condition. Have been using this tractor for a little over a year. Replaced an old LK gear model.
The HST feature is nice when using the loader. I have used the tractor with a box blade, middle buster, Ratchet Rake, brush cutter mower and it handles all attachments extremely well. I find the Ratchet Rake especially useful for a lot of landscape chores.
Tractor has plenty of power and the operator station is roomy enough for the average person.
This is my second Kioti and I would recommend them to a friend. We have a good dealer in our area and that is always a plus."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, price, dealer, easy to operate, reliable.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA FLI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Dan in New Brunswick
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-02-15Number of Hours: 1310
"Purchased CK30 gear brand new in 08 with loader att and box blade..... since then I have acquired a logging winch, wood splitter, snow blower and a 3000 lbs dump trailer.
I use my tractor on a regular basis and have nothing but good to say about the product so far. As you can see by the amount of hrs on it that I do use it a lot.
I do most of the maintenance myself and change all oils and lube as per recommendation. I'm impressed with the performance and power of this small tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Heavier than the competitor, solid and good performance.Cons: Hydo filter is a bit too low and not protected.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: Kubota B3030 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2012-01-08Number of Hours: 2186
"Until now I have only 36 hours of work. I have learn much in TractorByNet."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to work with the loader.Cons: I bought a used Kioti without owner's manual and nowhere I can get one.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: SAM OTI also considered buying: Kubota B2320 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by C. D. Knight
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2007-07-24Number of Hours: 500
"I have owned the Kioti CK30 almost 5 years now and am totally satisfied with it at the price paid.
I planned on cleaning up behind timber cutters on my property and wanted something I could use for gardening and around the property. My wife had retired and wanted a flower bed here and a flower bed there and yada yada. To make a long story short I have put flower beds over a big percentage of 5 acres after digging up the stumps, removing roots and tilling some of it. I bought with a front end loader and backhoe.
The reason for 4 stars on performance is this particular tractor shifts very slow.
Wonder why I waited so long to buy this piece of equipment at a price much less than the GREEN or Other Orange machines. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great little tractor. In 4WDR it will move large amounts of material easily.Cons: Shifting is very slow even for a tractor.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ALI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kioti CK30 Gear
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2009-09-01Number of Hours: 400
"Great tractor. Heavy, strong, capable. Had a couple minor issues that I was able to resolve via helpful folks on this site.
Purchased used with only 50 hrs. Now has 350hrs of stump pulling, snow plowing, firewood hauling.
Had an oring go on the front axle which I repaired myself
Also has a intermittent glow plug failure which I also fixed myself.
Tractor is a workhorse and fun to use."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Strong workhorse.Cons: Sparse dealer network.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS