The folks at KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd, now offer a pair of new cab tractors to the North American market. . The DK50SE HST and the DK35SE HST Cab bring the number of tractors in KIOTI’s popular DKSE Series up to 6 models that range from 35 – 49 horsepower. These new tractors bring comfort and performance to KIOTI's extensive tractor lineup.
The brand new KIOTI DK50SE HST 49 horsepower tractor boasts a Tier IV, 4-cylinder, water-cooled diesel engine. A Rear PTO with optional mid-PTO allows users of this mid-range tractor to power a multitude of implements and attachments, making it capable of handling a wide pretty much any chore around the farm or acreage. The Category I, 3-point hitch further enhances the DK50’s versatility. “Many users have come to love our DKSE HST tractors for their ease of use and versatility,” says Ron Parrish, Market Development Manager for KIOTI Tractor. “Anyone who can drive a car can get into the operator’s seat of one of these machines and quickly become comfortable and productive operating it.”
KIOTI’s new DK50SE HST model is available with or without a cab, although the company expects most to be delivered with the cab, which gives buyer’s the luxury of heating or air conditioning and protection from the weather.
Standard features on these new models include: high visibility glass, power steering, front and rear working lights, wet-disc brakes, rear differential lock, joy stick loader control, electronically engaged four wheel drive, electronically engaged PTO with auto and manual positions, an oil cooler and KIOTI’s 4-Year, Full-Fleet Warranty.
All of the features found in the DK50SE HST are also found on the slightly smaller KIOTI DK35SE HST, 38 horsepower model. “The success of our DK line in large part is due to all the standard features built into the machines,” says Parrish. “Many competitive tractor manufacturers offer these same features at an additional cost. When you purchase a KIOTI, they are part of the package.”
Although I have yet to operate these machines, I did get a chance to look them over and I continue to be impressed with KIOTI’s approach to growing their compact and utility tractor lines. Test-drive these new cab tractors at your local KIOTI dealer this spring.
Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on Google+.