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Kioti DK40 Reviews



Overall Rating:
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Build Quality
rating
4.3
Features
rating
4.5
Performance
rating
4.4
Value
rating
4.5
Reliability
rating
4.4
(4.4 stars, 11 reviews)
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Buying Kioti? Read This First
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2.00
Posted 12/22/2017
by Ricky Sizemore

"I bought a Kioti DK40 in 2006 and used it to bush hog 10 acres twice a year, to cut grass 15 times each summer, and to till 5 one-acre food plots annually. In 11 years it has 728 total hours. At 350 hours, it had to have the injection pump rebuilt for $1500. At 728 hours, the tractor engine cranked and ran to maximum RPM. The key would not shut it off. The dealer could not diagnose. Kioti National had no clue. We rebuilt injection pump again for $600 and replaced governor parts. The total parts and labor were $1150. I asked Kioti to assist in the loss.Their reply: out of warranty. The pump is a Borshe. The rack was bent on both ends and the electric solenoid was as well. The gears had teeth missing. The second pump fail was fixed by a different dealer. The original dealer "gave up" as a Kioti dealership. It was found by the second dealer that the governor was improperly installed and timing was off. Regardless, I am informing you that it is my intentions to report that Kioti does not stand behind their product. They would not correspond with me. They would not acknowledge my request for assistance with the deficiency of their product. I would not recommend a Kioti tractor unless you can fix it yourself. Then you will deal with long waits for parts. Good luck if you decide to buy a Kioti. You have been warned. "

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Love My Kioti
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5.00
Posted 09/11/2016
by Larry Kent

"I use mine to maintain a hunting operation. The jobs range from mowing to harrowing and road repair. This little machine is capable of unbelievable things. I have pushed huge oak trees out of roads with it. Always be careful when using the hydraulics as they are strong enough to flip the tractor. Mine has no safety lock outs on the hydraulics. I would definitely purchase Kioti if I was in market for a tractor."

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Kioti DK40
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4.40
Posted 08/15/2013
by James Pauley

"Nice little 4X4 tractor. Does everything I have asked it to do. I do a lot of mowing/bush hogging and it meets those needs very well. The only short fall so far is the hydraulic lift is not as smooth as one would like. When lowering an piece of equipment it is jerky and can just drop it to the ground if you are not careful."

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Kioti Review
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5.00
Posted 04/06/2013
by Al Price

"This machine has been up to its headlights in mud. I just love the Kioti. The only thing I have had trouble with is the safety switch on the forward/reverse lever, the wire's gets broken when going through the bush. I guess I shouldn't do that? "

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Kioti/Daedong EX40 (DK40USA) Plus FEL
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4.80
Posted 04/16/2012
by Carlos

"My First Post: After much research it came down to Kioti or Kubota, but the AUD5000 difference in price clinched the deal (incl FEL with 5 way bucket) all up AU$30,500 = US$31,700 at today's FX rate. The best money for value 40/45HP tractor on the market in Australia. We live in pretty rugged country on the east coast about 400km (240miles)NNW of Sydney. The tractor has done lots of work slashing & clearing, very reliable & simple/easy to operate with excellent hydraulics. Only minor breakages except for the radiator! Why to they fit plastic (Nylon66?) radiators with aluminum cores! Only problem is with local dealer & national distributor (PFG) as parts "cost a bomb" & its a tied house---no competition, just like our automotive industry. Even with strong AU prices never go down. The simplest parts seem to start at AU $100! So its a great machine, reliable & simple operation but service & parts? Thanks for your time."

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DK 40 HST with Backhoe
rating
5.00
Posted 04/04/2011
by Woodmaster

"Great little work horse and great on fuel."

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Good Machine
rating
4.40
Posted 03/03/2011
by JOHN

"I bought the tractor with a backhoe and FEL. I dig with it, plow earth, drag a disc and operate a 6ft rototiller. It came equipped with a creeper gear and I think that is what I like most about it. For rototilling large acreage it works very well. I mainly plant wildlife food plots, but also use it for all kinds of chores and maintenance. I also use a 6 ft bush hog with it and it has no problems going through big heavy brush. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I have had problems for whatever reason with the hydraulics associated with the backhoe. other than that it works well for me."

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Kioti DK40
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4.20
Posted 12/01/2010
by john staples

"It's all good."

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Great Tractor
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4.00
Posted 03/31/2010
by randy

"Really good tractor for the money, very tough and reliable. Easy to want to tackle jobs out of its league. Great on the farm for tilling, loader work and brush hogging and all medium tasks you can come up with."

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DK40SE HST with FEL and Rear Blade
rating
4.80
Posted 03/17/2010
by Phill Knapp

"I got this tractor in September 2009. I have used it mainly for road maintaince and Snow removal so far and it's been great. The Hydrostatic transmission makes moving snow very easy! I prefer to use the tractor over my ATV for snow removal mainly because of the HST. I have about 40 hours on the machine now and it's be 100% problem free. It starts well in the cold (I installed a hose heater and plug it in for about 10 - 20 mins before I start it if it's below 30 degrees F). The Front end loader is fantastic. Lifting capasity for this maching is wonderful. I've used it to lift the back of my F250 and put it on jackstands for tire rotation. My only complaint is the position of the rear remote lever. I use the rear remote for a tilt cylinder on the 3point hitch, and you have to bend way over to reach it.. makes it hard to see the rear blade when your head is way low. The rear remote does have a good detent, which I think is used for folks who run a backhoe off of the rear remote. Overall I would highly recommend this machine."

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DK40SE Hydro
rating
5.00
Posted 03/13/2010
by Brad Dawson

"I have had my DK40 for about a year now, and I must say, I do not have 1 complaint. I use it to maintain 45 acres... a 1/2 mile long gravel driveway, bush-hogging various areas, moving dirt, moving logs (I own a sawmill), logging, hauling firewood, etc etc. I work my tractor hard and thus far, the DK40 has not let me down. The only thing I did was replace the factory battery with an Optima Gel-Cell battery. The factory battery was fine but I keep Optima batteries in all of my equipment so that there is no battery maintenance or corrosion. The tractor is very heavy built. The loader mounts are the heaviest I have seen, all of the levers and controls are built heavy and in easy-to-reach places. The electronic 4wd and pto-engage switches are very nice, I am really spoiled now by them. The 4cyl diesel engine is very smooth and powerful, and sips fuel. All of the filters are easy to access, I like the removable screen in front of the radiator, keeps the radiator spotless clean. I like the extra 3 point hitch lever that is on the back of the tractor, makes attaching implements a breeze. The underside of the tractor, that gets a beating from logs, sticks, rocks, etc, is very heavy, and all of the electronics and wiring are well protected. The steering cylinders (1 for each side!) are the heaviest and largest I have seen for this type of tractor. The loader is nothing short of amazing as far as the build quality and lift capacity (2700 lbs!!!). In order to be fair and balanced, I really feel like I should list at least one weakness...but in all honesty I cannot for the life of me think of one. On just about every piece of equipment I own, I can think of at least 1 or 2 things that could be improved, but in this case, I can't. So I will leave it at that. I am 100% satisfied. "

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