Model year: 1994Date Purchased: 1994-04-24Number of Hours: 980
"I purchased this tractor new in 1994. Back then no one ever heard of Kioti and everyone thought it was a Kubota.
I put it to work right away in my landscape and grading business. The only problem that I ever had with the tractor was when the front axle broke loose because of faulty welds from the factory. A welder friend re-welded it back in place and it's been running ever since.
I have recently purchased two Kubotas and do not use the Kioti much, but she is willing to go after sitting for months after a little warming from the glow plugs."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: A solid machine, more solid than some of the green ones that are built in India todayCons: Mine had poor welds on the frame connecting the front axleType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA GAI also considered buying: John Deere 970 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2010-12-12Number of Hours: 600
"Nice little machine that has been used for general land maintenance (mowing, grading and stuff) and light logging. The hydraulics for the loader leave much to be desired but other than it is a solid machine. Has needed a valve cover gasket and water pump over the last 200 operating hours."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Performs well.Cons: Loader has weak hydraulics.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: John Deere 2550 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Solid, Basic Tractor
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2013-09-30Number of Hours: 116
"I've owned this for just a few months, and have used it with a the Kioti model front end loader, box blade and landscape rake while performing excavation work for a new house.
While I rent equipment to excavate the holes and trenches, I've used the 3054 for back fill and final grading around the site. I've put over 80 hours on it in 3-months and it has been a solid tractor. I'd buy another one in an instant.
I've had the glow plugs fail, and right now the differential lock won't engage, but I suspect these will be easy repairs. To date. I've moved over 1,500 tons of gravel during construction."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Solid construction, good power.Cons: None yet.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA CTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 2011-04-09Number of Hours: 265
"Bought used with a little over 200 hours about 2.5 years ago from the original owner. We live in the mountains and have used it to clear snow, grade driveways, level building sites, etc. Has the KL122 loader with a 54" bucket which is a little light duty but has served our needs.
I will be putting a 60" bucket on it sooner or later to clear a wider path of snow. We also have a 5' box scraper and a back blade.
The power and traction seem adequate for the equipment we have. It has R1 AG tires which provide solid grip for most activities, but I still found it beneficial to purchase chains for the rear tires for the traction I want at times in clearing snow.
Tractor is pretty basic without all the features of newer ones. It would be nice to have more hydraulic hookups.
Battery access is a total pain. The previous owner told us how it took him several hours to put in a new battery 2 years before he purchased it and it was difficult to just get jumper cables on it when I needed to last year.
Have had a few electrical issues. The blinking warning lights did not work as well as the turn signals. Took a while to find the problem.
It is a heavy tractor for it's size which provides better traction. If I was buying a new tractor and not concerned with cost, I would buy a little larger one with a bigger bucket and more power to be able to move more snow, but have no complaints about the size."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Solid, heavy built, reasonable power for it's size.Cons: Basic.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Joe Messingschlager
Model year: 1990Date Purchased: 2004-04-04Number of Hours: 800
"I'm the third owner of my Kioti LK3054. As far as attachments, I have a snow blower, rototiller, flail mower, finish mower, a front loader, and a factor excavator. We use it for field mowing, excavating, garden tending, tree maintenance, and moving heavy objects around the property. It's a traditional gear driven tractor with hydraulics to control the attachments.
It's large enough for what we do but I could use another 10 horsepower in the powerplant (rated at 30 horsepower). I don't know the year of the manufacture, but I'm guessing it's at least 20 years old. It's more tractor than what most non-farmers need, but just the right size for my 15 acres."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Traditional gear driven.Cons: Could use a bigger engine.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA VTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Good Little Tractor
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2012-07-25Number of Hours: 1250
"This is a great little tractor for my use (bush-hogging, digging post holes, light, excavation work, etc). It had been somewhat abused/neglected by some previous owners & needed some TLC & a new clutch at 1290 hrs. I purchased it with front end loader, bush-hog, finish mower, backhoe, single tine chisel plow and trailer. I already had a post hole digger and pallet fork so I'm set for pretty much anything around the property.
It is a little light for some uses. I have to use my 3 point & pallet fork to move big hay bales because I can't pick them up with the bucket. I think it would require at least a 40 - 50 hp tractor to reliably & safely move them with the bucket. The bucket works great but is not plumbed properly, my 3-point works off the bucket controls & it's regular lever but I now have a service manual so that will be fixed soon."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Price, reliability.Cons: Lack of nearby dealers.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: Kubota B3200, Foton 404 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2000Date Purchased: 2000-02-01Number of Hours: 575
"I bought this tractor in 2000 and I've had only one issue which was a leaking valve cover gasket which I replaced. Awesome tractor with lots of power and pulling capability. I've logged with it (Farmi Winch) and done brush cutting and it just keeps chugging along. I've got a new DK40SE HST that is on order and this will be traded in soon."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Lots of power and torque for a 30 HP tractor.Cons: None that I have noticed.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MAI also considered buying: Kubota B26 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by David Vickery
Model year: 1995Date Purchased: 2012-12-01Number of Hours: 695
"Just added ARPS 70 3pth backhoe using machines hydraulics. Surprised at how good it digs considering what it is."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Nice tractor for its year and what I paid.Cons: Front bucket is slow to dump. Not for a large person.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 2011-04-09Number of Hours: 246
"We purchased this from the original owner. The price is what first attracted us and the overall very good reviews convinced us. Since we are tractor novices and have had it less than a year the value of this review is probably limited.
It appears to be very solidly built and weighs more than many of the other tractors in its size range which we find an advantage. The long time Kioti dealer we get parts from speaks highly of this model.
The only thing that is not great is the control to raise and lower the 3pt hitch which is not very refined. Small movements of the control often do not translate into small movements of the hitch and when you move the lever enough the hitch often jumps. We have not spent time trying to adjust it yet so that may be all or part of the issue."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Heavy for traction, power. Well built.Cons: 3pt hitch operation not smooth.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: Kubota L3010 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kioti LK 3054
by Larry L
Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2012-01-07Number of Hours: 550
"Nice machine built well and I have pushed her to the max many times without a hiccup. For the money I spent, I feel I got a good package deal from Group farm Equipment in Bedford PA."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well built hard working reliable macine and that's what counts.Cons: Older model, small deck area; Need to change hose and valve possion to switch to 3PT attachment.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS