Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-06-01Number of Hours: 806
"The tires need water to hold back down when using a bucket. The front lights quit working, the fuel gauge does not work properly, and I had to replace the ignition switch which Kioti had a problem with.
Overall the tractor is reliable other than these minor issues. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Mostly all metalCons: Have to go through the dealer to buy hydraulic filterType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: LS Tractor LT330HST REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
First Time Kioti Owner
by Richard Cleveland
Model year: 2015Date Purchased: 2015-12-10Number of Hours: 120
"I replaced my 2004 Kubota 25-horsepower HST four by four with loader and belly mower for a Kioti CK 35-horsepower four by four with a loader, backhoe and rear mount mower for half the cost of the Kubota.
I was a little reluctant at first because I had never heard of Kioti, but I'm glad I took the chance. It does everything the Kubota did at half the cost with more attachments. They put a lot of the owner's comfort and easy of operation in mind when they designed this tractor without the attitude or cost.
I have cleared property, plowed snow, towed a car stuck in the snow, dug trenches and in ground fire pits, moved felled trees, and cut 5.5 acres of land with it, and it still looks and runs like the day they delivered it.
I would definitely purchase another Kioti tractor should the need arise. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Durable, reliable, designCons: I should have bought it before I purchased the KubotaType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA VAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by ernie peterson
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-05-01Number of Hours: 425
"After six years of steady use, I have no regrets about purchasing my CK35. I've only had two issues over the past six years: the lower radiator hose fail earlier this year and the relay for the emergency flasher and turn signals failed (couldn't find the relay so pulled the fuse). This tractor is a real workhorse and extremely reliable."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliability, easy to service.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Love My CK35
by gregory hanna
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2012-06-30Number of Hours: 300
"Hi, I am Greg from Bloomington, IN. Finally got to the position financially to buy a tractor. Have been a Kubota fan for many years. I did not want a hydro tractor and at the time the similar Kubota only offered the hydro trans. Kioti had the shuttle shift trans I wanted. Got lucky and found mine online, only had 62 hrs. on it. Had just been dealer serviced. Looked brand new!
Since then has been a joy to own. Had a few minor problems since purchase, nothing major.(ignition switch, and hydraulic leak off the distribution block for loader) Two 45-cent O-rings to fix. Good power and easy to service. For a 35hp tractor, hard to beat the value. I would buy another one again, just a Cadillac in my opinion!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Excellent value, gear transmission with clutch.Cons: No mid mount PTO.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA INI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My Awesome Little Tractor
by Jason Couture
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2011-03-16Number of Hours: 100
"I purchased this tractor for a couple reasons. The size of the Kioti CK35 is small enough to leave space in my garage, get under apple trees relatively easy, yet strong enough and versatile enough to be productive and useful. It does not have many hours on it yet, very reliable. It gets used in extreme cold. I do wish I had a cab somedays."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well built and heavy yet maneuverable, reliable.Cons: Does not have draft control.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA VTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-05-01Number of Hours: 350
"I find that the tractor consumes a lot of diesel."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: .Cons: .Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kioti CK 35
by Armed in Utah
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-10-12Number of Hours: 143
"Bought this machine in Oct 2010...very satisfied with overall quality & workmanship. Tractor is easy to service; filters are easy to locate & change. Implements: I use a 12" PHD, 5' box blade, 5' brush hog, 5' disc harrow, 6' landscape rake, along with the dealer installed FEL from Kioti.
My property is much easier to keep maintained with this great tractor. Kioti made it easy to own through their finance department.."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great solid built machine.Cons: Just wish I had more FL lift. Industrial tires not great for snow use.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA UTI also considered buying: Kubota L3450 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-04-08Number of Hours: 296
"Got this tractor, Kioti CK35 HST with a Woods 7 foot backhoe new almost 3 years ago. What a great tractor! It is my first one and looked for about 6 months before picking the Kioti. Has been better than expected and is well built/finished. Everything is well placed for safe operation. Wish I had gotten it years earlier. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well built, well priced, comfortable tractor. Cons: Had to add lights to the ROPS as when lifting the bucked at night blocks the headlights.Type of User:Location: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid Filter
Model year: 2009Date Purchased: 2009-05-01Number of Hours: 90
"This is truly a great and reliable tractor that I expect will last a long time. The design and layout of the tractor is exceptional. The only thing I would change is the location of the transmission and hydraulic filter.
Owners have to be very careful when navigating over small stumps that can roll up into the underframe of the tractor. In my case, it resulted in breaking the filter housing which was fairly easy to fix (less than 100 dollars) Unfortunately, once that happens the tractor cannot be moved since it relies on the same fluid for the transmission and hydraulics. So that leaves you stranded where you are unless the tractor can be towed to the barn and that again is very difficult with the front loader sitting on the ground.
This happened to me, but taught me a valuable lesson. We all go through the tractor 101 stage and I was no exception. I still love the machine and the dealer I bought it from has also been exceptional.
Also, the weight of this tractor (3000 lbs) helps keep the tractor balanced and grounded. This machine is like a new pair of shoes when you were growing up. Love it!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Exceptional in most every respect.Cons: Location of the transmission/hydraulic filter.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA GAI also considered buying: John Deere 5500 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-04-12Number of Hours: 67
"Very good tractor. It should have the ag. tires not the industrial. Foot throttle and shuttle shifter hard to move at first. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Heavy built.Cons: Foot throttle in bad location; engine loud.Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA GAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS