Product Focus: Kioti Tractors

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If you’re on a small acreage, clearing a bush block or moving building materials around a work or house site, Kioti’s standout CS2610 sub-compact tractor is built tough to help out.

Whether it’s a sub-compact tractor or its larger 115 horsepower model, Kioti tractors keep on delivering

At the other end of the Kioti range, the powerful PX1153 really is the next step forward; a versatile tractor that will adapt to the requirements of your farming operation, excelling in a host of applications.

First, let’s go over the Kioti CS2610. This model is exported worldwide and it’s easy to understand why. Whether mowing, shifting materials or debris, digging or grading driveways, this cleverly- designed 26 horsepower (18kW), multi-functional lifestyle tractor will save hours of labour.

Kioti has been a diesel engine manufacturer since 1947 and knows Australian conditions well. The company has produced an eco-friendly engine that generates power and solid torque yet remains remarkably light on fuel consumption.  

The distinctive, vertically opening hood on the CS2610 enables trouble-free access for inspection and maintenance.

The tractor has overall ground clearance of 162cm and a top forward speed of 16 km/h. Options include a mid-mount mower with 152cm mowing width, backhoe and four-in-one front end loader, boasting 318kg lifting capacity. The CS2610 is also one of the heaviest machines in its class, adding to the sense of operator confidence, with stability and traction across many tasks.

The rear 540 rpm power take-off (PTO) and high capacity three-point hitch are perfect for attaching implements – sprayers, slashers, cultivators and more – while employing a loader is made easy with a responsive joystick control and a button to open and close the bucket. What’s more, 4WD is standard and a single lever engages 4WD mode.

Intuitive and logical, the workstation on the CS2610 is ergonomically designed for comfort and safety. Twin hydrostatic transmission pedals provide for super easy forward and reverse movement with smooth engagement, acceleration and deceleration. Importantly, pedal pressure is minimised and, coupled with power steering, reduces fatigue if doing repetitive work.

Ash Goulding, from Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, picked up his Kioti CS2610 from North Coast Construction Equipment. He’s on five acres but is about to move to a bigger property.

"The Kioti I bought has a bucket on the front, a mower underneath and a digger on the back. We’re about to move to 20 acres so it’ll be handy – it’s the perfect size for landscaping and the mower is ideal," he says.

"I use the bucket to move landscaping materials around the property, mostly to build retaining walls, and the underdeck mower is great because it’s hilly and a bit steep in places here. The CS2610 is bullet-proof, really. You can’t kill it and they seem to hold their price well. I like the look of it, too."

Then there is the PX1153, Kioti’s most powerful tractor.

Innovation and refinement accompany each upgrade and the rugged and dependable PX1153 evolved from the popular PX1052. Producing a turbo-charged 115hp (86kW), it has bigger hydraulic pumps and radials, electronic rear linkage, three-point hitch external control and a truly impressive 3,630kg lift capacity.

Kioti CS2610 sub-compact tractor

By way of grunt, the PX1153 is fitted with a renowned Perkins engine. This is a 4.4 litre, four-cylinder Perkins, married via a wet clutch to Kioti’s own 32F/32R transmission, featuring power shuttle. For operator convenience, by engaging the hand clutch, the main gear lever can be shifted without using the clutch pedal.

Step into the deluxe cabin and note the panoramic windshield, air suspension seat and ventilating roof panel. Visibility is excellent, both ahead and behind. The front-end loader is joystick controlled and comes standard with a four-in-one bucket. Note, also, the ergonomic layout and colour coding of the levers for easy operation.

Competitive pricing rounds off this superb offering, with the PX1153 equipped with standard features that are extra on most utility tractors –  

or only found on bigger machines – such as the de-clutch button, air-conditioned cab, cool box and the integrated loader joystick.

James Dunbier, from Taree in New South Wales, bought a Kioti PX1153 at the start of 2021 and a PX1052 more recently. He uses his Kiotis for hay work, mulching and silage.

"The Kioti tractors are easy to use, with not too many electronics on them and I like the Perkins engine; I’ve always been a fan of the Perkins motors. Put simply, they do the job. I like the 100-horsepower range because I can tow everything with it," says Dunbier. 

For more details, please talk to your local dealer or Kioti Australia representative, or visit the website at www.kiotitractors.com.au

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