Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2003-01-12Number of Hours: 1500
"I purchased this tractor new about 10 years ago. I searched used for a couple of years, and decided I would rather buy new with all the bell and whistles, than a used tractor with out a warranty.
The tractor has proven to be tough reliable and extremely strong. I install a brand new bush hog QT series FEL About 4 years after I bought the tractor and have been very happy with the unit.
The tractor has been work pretty hard and I'm sure beyond its intended uses. I broke 4 of the front end loader mounting bolts. After I ez-outed the bolt and installed hard steel bolts good as new. One less beefy tractor could have broke tractor in half.
The lift capacity is out standing. Dirt work can be a bit tedious being a gear tractor but I new this going in. The power steering does not work as good now with a full bucket or at idle speed as when it was new, but still better than manual steering. I have taken excellent care or the little Kioti keeping the fluids changed, air filter changed annually or more if required. Paid $9,488.00 brand new out of the box."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great value, extremely strong, reliable even with heavy use.Cons: Power steering could have been better.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA LAI also considered buying: Kubota L3000, Mahindra 2810 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Chan Huntington
Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 2001-11-30Number of Hours: 850
"I've had the tractor for 10 years and never had any trouble, replaced the battery and that's about it. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Dependable.Cons: Better placement of controls.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA CTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2000Date Purchased: 2000-01-01Number of Hours: 550
"I bought this tractor about 2000, soon after we moved to Colorado. It's been trouble free ever since, even has the original battery, which is now in need of replacement, although it started it yesterday. The bad side seems to be Kioti's U.S. distributor.
My dealer, the one he sold to, the one that one sold to and three others in the state I recently called have all quit carrying them, although Kioti's web site still shows some of them as dealers.
That same web site has a drop down list of models. The LK2554 isn't even listed. While my tractor and its parts are solid, I've read of problems with newer models. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Solid, reliable.Cons: Kioti drives its dealers away.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA COI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Chan Huntington
Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 2004-02-23Number of Hours: 800
"I've had the tractor about six years bought it used with 300 hours and so far it's been great."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: four wheel drive, power steeringCons: shiftingType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA CTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 2005-05-15Number of Hours: 1750
"I use this around a small farm . As I still work a 40+ work week it gets some usage . I run it hard when I am using it.This unit has as fel and a b/hoe unit. Both of these units are run off the tractor hydraulics and are under powered. Both units are from Koyker."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Always starts and always goes.Cons: Accessories are under powered.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MAI also considered buying: Kubota B2910 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS