Oil & Fuel UTF at Kioti Dealer

   / UTF at Kioti Dealer #23  
You should look at Amsoil ath. 5w30. It is the best fluid on the market but epensive. I have been using it since new on my Dk50se.
 
   / UTF at Kioti Dealer #24  
Data is your friend!

http://www.pqiamerica.com/

They don't seem to cover hydraulic fluids but engine oils, yes. Interesting to see that some generic-named stuff (e.g. store branded) is very close to highly priced, big name stuff. I recently used data from here to assess a change in oil I'm running in all my equipment.

If I had the money to buy nothing but Amsoil I'd also likely be running something other than a Kioti. Life's a compromise, Kioti provided (for what I saw) a good value.
 
   / UTF at Kioti Dealer #25  
Data is your friend!

http://www.pqiamerica.com/

They don't seem to cover hydraulic fluids but engine oils, yes. Interesting to see that some generic-named stuff (e.g. store branded) is very close to highly priced, big name stuff. I recently used data from here to assess a change in oil I'm running in all my equipment.

If I had the money to buy nothing but Amsoil I'd also likely be running something other than a Kioti. Life's a compromise, Kioti provided (for what I saw) a good value.
What could possibly be better than running a Kioti!
 
   / UTF at Kioti Dealer #26  
What could possibly be better than running a Kioti!

A Kubota. This is my opinion (only). I have both and the Kubota (though older, and a low-end model at that) is a lot higher quality (materials and finish). And Kubota's dealer network is tops: my Kioti dealer just continues to un-impress me (I'm now staring at another rear axle leak with 300 hrs- from the side that wasn't leaking before but the dealer resealed along with the other side that was leaking- in general, and with several things, they can't get anything fixed the FIRST time). Not saying that Kioti isn't a good machine, just that it's not top-tier like Kubota (which carries a top-tier price).
 
   / UTF at Kioti Dealer #27  
A Kubota. This is my opinion (only). I have both and the Kubota (though older, and a low-end model at that) is a lot higher quality (materials and finish). And Kubota's dealer network is tops: my Kioti dealer just continues to un-impress me (I'm now staring at another rear axle leak with 300 hrs- from the side that wasn't leaking before but the dealer resealed along with the other side that was leaking- in general, and with several things, they can't get anything fixed the FIRST time). Not saying that Kioti isn't a good machine, just that it's not top-tier like Kubota (which carries a top-tier price).

Do you think Kubota quality today is as good as the older models?
 
   / UTF at Kioti Dealer #28  
Do you think Kubota quality today is as good as the older models?

I couldn't say as I don't own a newer one. I just see Kioti as a less-mature manufacturer: this is borne out by looking at the dealer network (and the dealer feedback surveys). Again, Kioti is a good value; I was making this point- but, it's not a top-tier (which, again, carries a top-tier price).

We're getting off-topic a bit. I only injected my comment to bring up a point that "value" ought not be overlooked: highest priced may or may not get you the best value (but it's still likely the highest quality).
 
   / UTF at Kioti Dealer
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I couldn't say as I don't own a newer one. I just see Kioti as a less-mature manufacturer: this is borne out by looking at the dealer network (and the dealer feedback surveys). Again, Kioti is a good value; I was making this point- but, it's not a top-tier (which, again, carries a top-tier price).

We're getting off-topic a bit. I only injected my comment to bring up a point that "value" ought not be overlooked: highest priced may or may not get you the best value (but it's still likely the highest quality).

I bought the Kioti because of the value. More for the $$$. For what I paid for my CK2510 TLB I could only buy a BX25. A good machine but smaller and lighter. I don't regret the decision. I regret more not buying a tractor years before when it first crossed my mind.
 
 
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