Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2010-11-30Number of Hours: 160
"I love this little work horse. I have a LandPride rake/blade combo to maintain the road & driveway…it works well for a small tractor. Then I found a good deal on a 3-point snow thrower, it turned out that it needed auger bearings and some routine fix in'.
After getting the snow thrower all ready to go, I mounted it to the tractor in the fall to check that everything was good. It ran perfect, but then came the 1st big snow fall.
Naturally I was excited to try the new toy. As soon as I backed into the 1st snow bank, I realized that when I push the cloth to stop the tractor, it would also stop the snowblower PTO. Then when I let the clutch out again, the auger/impeller/shoot were all packed with snow, and the shear pin on the pro shaft let go. Bottom line is that i could not figure a way too use the snow thrower attachment so I gave it to my friend in Vermont to use with his Massey (that does have a 2-stage clutch feature).
So I was disappointed to learn that my Kioti was missing that important feature, not to mention the $$ and hours I put into the snow thrower. Now I'll go back to pushing the snow around with the bucket (unfortunately)."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Superb built quality, very reliable, good size to get in the woods for trail maintenance.Cons: No 2-stage clutch.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MEI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Alvin Hasin
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2003-07-12Number of Hours: 179
"I have had my tractor for about 10 years and only put about 15 hours a year on it. I keep it in a garage out of the elements and have had it serviced by the dealer at 75 and then again at 150 hours.
My major complaint is that the shifter for the front wheel drive keeps disengaging while running and I am constantly pushing it back down into position.
I also had a number of the wires in the engine compartment (for the head lights and the temperature gauge) fray and disintegrate due to vibration and rubbing on the radiator hose.
Another problem is that the pre-heat coil light stays lit after the engine is started and the key is in only the run mode.
All this with less then 200 hours on it and very light yard use.
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Cost of tractor was about half of that of a KubotaCons: Numerous mechanical problems and not stable on hillsides or going down steep grades at an angle.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2011-10-18Number of Hours: 350
"Good size for small horse ranch, not a problem getting through gates, but can carry a bale of hay. No problems so far, starts right up and runs like a champ. Bought with 328 hrs, now has 350. My only complaint is that it appears to only has 2 speeds, fast and very slow. Maybe I'm doing something wrong."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Size, reliabilty.Cons: Only 2 speeds.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
CK20 with Front End Loader
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-04-12Number of Hours: 125
"I purchased the tractor after getting snowed in and having to clear the driveway (approx 400 ft) by
hand. Since then it has hauled a lot of rock, dirt, gravel and stove wood. The 4 stars for Build Quality is due to the factory forgot to seal the ignition system and the tractor refused to shut-off. Local dealer (Run-away Tractor) replaced the wiring harness (under warranty) and the tractor has worked great since. I also have a scraper blade, a turf buster plow and driveway scraper box."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very maneuverable, plenty of power with 4 wheel drive.Cons: No rear view mirror.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ORI also considered buying: Branson 2400 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2006-07-20Number of Hours: 400
"I have owned the CK20hst for just over 4years, in which time I've not had any real problems from the Daedong Manufactured parts. I had it fitted with a Daedong mid mounted mower deck and a front end loader again a Daedong option. I believe the mid mounted mower deck was manufactured in France and this is what has gives me the problems.
In 400 hours I've put two sets of bearing into the blade hubs. This is the cheap part its the drive belt for the blades that costs a lot ($650 AUS). At the beginning of this year, I purchased my second Daedong (Kioti), which is a EX45HST and have already got 200 hours up with out a problem."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Price/quality/size of front axle with using front end loader.Cons: Mower deck.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Ed Meyer
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2005-10-10Number of Hours: 395
"4 stars for reliability & build quality because a part was left out in the right front axle. The dealer stood behind it though.
Otherwise, it's a great little workhorse."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Tough and heavy for 20 HP.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA IDI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2006-12-28Number of Hours: 288
"Excellent little tractor that I have owned since new. Primarily it is used to do various landscaping tasks on approx 2.5 acres--lots of dirt hauling and rock moving with the loader (KL120) and backhoe (KB2365) attachments. Cat1 3 point hitch adequately powers our post-hole digger, log splitter and 60" snowblower. Local dealer(Kerby Independent Tractor Service) provides excellent service and has taken care of the few issues that have come up over the past 4 years. Tranny rad failed(leaked)do to extreme cold."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Meets my needs: moving dirt & rocks, tree planting, wood splitting and sowblowing.Cons: Tranny rad does not like Canadian winters.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Excellent little tractor
by Kirk Bloomer
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-07-01Number of Hours: 45
"I replaced my old Ford 2N with the Kioti CK20S. What an improvement. No problem mowing with a 6' finish mower or a 5' bushhog. I picked the Kioti over the Massey and Kubota because of its extra weight and lift capacities. So far I'm very pleased. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: The price couldn't be beat.Cons: None at this time.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MEI also considered buying: Bobcat CT120, Kubota BX2230 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kioti CK20 Review
by Donn Haag
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2010-07-15Number of Hours: 15
"Have not had this tractor long, but very impressed so far. Bought under Free FEL program. Primarily used for a field, mowing 5 acres and moving by-products from 4 horses. Has great power and torque. The seat is comfortable and controls are well placed. Time will tell on the reliability, but it looks good so far. I spent a lot of time researching tractors, but kept coming back to the Kioti. My previous tractor was a 1952 Ford 8N so this is a huge improvement. I plan on keeping this tractor a long time and would recommend to anyone "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Competitive Pricing. Good power and torque. Cons: Somewhat limited dealer network.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA INI also considered buying: John Deere 2305, John Deere 2320 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kioti CK20 Test Drive
by Brad Broten
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-01-09Number of Hours: 1
"Overall Bottom line: This tractor can actually do everything I need, and is offered at a fantastic price. If you don't have much slope I'm sure you'll be happy. For me, I have some pretty steep areas, so I chose to step up to the CK30 instead primarily for the increased speed - i.e., to save time.
My opinion: You probably don't want this one if you want to do finishing mowing - this tractor is MUCH heavier than it's competitors.
A minor issue - could be just my unit-the PTO is noisy when engaged but with the clutch in, I tended to drop the PTO out instead."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Loader and Traction - this thing bites into a pile of dirt effortlessly. The bucket size is well matched to the tractor power, in fact if, like me, you're not moving stone/s and you can go bigger and still be happy. Handles side hills well with the industrial tires.Cons: Too slow on the hills - in other words needs a 3-range HST.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: Kubota B2320, New Holland T1510, John Deere 2320 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS