Kioti PX1153 is a Great Fit


Looking at replacing an older tractor and wanting bang for their bucks, research saw them making a trail to their local Kioti dealer, Power Farming Bay of Plenty located at Barkes Corner Tauranga, then shaking on a deal for a bright orange PX1153.

Compact Kioti - The Pick of the Crop


The arrival of the Kioti’s made things a lot easier because of their compact size, the ease of use for any of the workers, and a lack of electronics scoring a number of pluses”, says Anderson. “Add to that reliability and a low cost of operation, then we believe we’re onto a winner.

Ticked all the boxes of the wish list


Dave comments, “The tractor is incredibly powerful for its compact size.” That power is delivered by a 3-cylinder diesel engine producing 26hp, that in turn, is mated to a two-range hydrostatic transmission, with forward and reverse being controlled by individual pedals on the right side of the flat platform. Speed is stepless, being controlled using the same pedals, with speed increasing as the pedal is depressed further.

When grass grows, we have to mow


The decision to choose the Kioti DK5810 was reasonably easy, given that a smaller DS4510 manual was the prime mover for the previous three years. So at Christmas 2018, the new machine arrived, sporting a 4-cylinder, 58hp Daedong engine and a hydrostatic transmission.

Kioti finds its place in tough country


Running over 3000 Sheep and 270 herd of cattle, largely by himself, Harry needs his operation to be simple and straight forward. When it came to finding a tractor for the farm, the same rules applied.