New tractors are a huge investment. Mid-sized ones can run between $25,000 and $50,000. Larger ones can be much more–upwards of $150,000.
The good news is that quality equipment, like Kioti tractors, will last for years, even decades. Having the right equipment is essential to getting the job done right. The key is determining the model that is best for your requirements without going overboard.
The guide below details every major feature of each Kioto tractor model, including the different features and functions. Keep reading to find out which is the best for your farming, hauling, or other needs and is within your budget.
Kioti Tractor Basics
If you are unfamiliar with them, you may be wondering, “Are Kioti tractors any good?” The short answer is “yes.” Even though they have been around for decades in the United States, they have only recently expanded the availability of different models in the last 15 years or so.
Kioti has been selling tractors in the U.S. since the late 80s, but the South Korean company has existed since 1947. Their reputation for offering quality parts and equipment, as well as stellar customer service, has led them to continually expand their line of available models. In 2018, the company invested more than $13 million in its North American headquarters.
In 2014, the North American Equipment Dealers Association awarded Kioti Gold Level Status. This goes only to dealers with exceptionally high rating levels in all criteria laid out by the awarding organization. The company has retained this distinction every year since.
Kioti makes dozens of models and submodels to accommodate any size job. Here is a breakdown of each of their main series of tractors, including details about what options and features are available for each.
Kioti first introduced the CS Series in 2012 with the CS2410. They expanded it in 2016, adding the CS2210 and CS2510 to the Kioti sub-compact tractor line.
CS Series tractors are easy to operate but are powerful enough to meet most project demands. This makes it optimal for a variety of tasks, from lawn and farming to hauling and lifting.
Standard features include 3-cylinder diesel engines with hydrostatic (HST) transmissions. This helps deliver a lot of power while keeping fuel consumption low. It also allows clutch-free forward and reverse movement.
CS models also come standard with power steering, a 12-volt power outlet, headlights, safety lights, and wet disc brakes. The tractor has a streamlined hood design to improve visibility. It also opens vertically to allow for easy maintenance.
The CS Series comes in four different models with different horsepower (hp) levels. The CS2210 and CS220 come with 21 hp engines. The CS2510 and the CS2520 both have 24.5 hp engines.
The staple of the Kioti compact tractor line is the CX Series, introduced in 2018 with two models. The CX2510 offers a manual transmission, and the CX2510 HST comes with a hydrostatic one. In 2020, the company added a cab option to the CX2510 HST.
All HST models offer dual pedals for easy forward and reverse acceleration, as well as smooth engagement. This also alleviates pedal pressure which minimizes operator fatigue, especially during long hours of use.
All CX models offer power steering and ergonomically designed workstations. For instance, operator controls are within easy reach. This translates to faster, less stressful work on the tractor.
All CX models also come with a single-lever joystick for the front-end loader. Releasing the lever returns the movement to neutral, which can aid in bucket positioning. All CX Series tractors come with a 24.5 hp engine.
Kioti first introduced the CK Series in 2003 with the CK20. The next year it followed with the CK25, CK30, and HST (hydrostatic transmission) versions for each.
In 2013 and 2014, the company introduced additional models to the CK Series. In 2017, they further expanded, adding premium features to existing tractor versions.
All CK models come with the Common Rail Diesel Engine that combines power with fantastic fuel efficiency and reduced noise. The CK series also offers a maximum ground clearance of 13.4 inches. All CK models offer a 3-point single-lever joystick, which allows for easier attachment of equipment.
The CK2610 and CK2610 HST both come with 24.5 hp engines. The CK2610 HST also has a cab option.
The CK3510 and CK3510 HST models offer slightly more power with 34.9 hp engines. The CK4010 HST goes a step up, offering 39.6 hp of capacity.
Almost every CK Series model comes with the option of upgrading to a factory-installed cab. This includes air conditioning and heat, allowing operators to perform jobs no matter the weather conditions.
All DK Series tractors come with fuel-efficient, 3-cylinder Daedong or Common Rail diesel engines. They also offer sturdy power take-off (PTO) shafts to accommodate a range of implements and attachments. The DK Series offers a foldable rollbar for working around trees or row-crop branches, or enclosed areas.
The DK Series offers removable engine panels for ease of service. They come with a flat, wide, step-through deck and adjustable seat and steering wheel.
All models have wet disc brakes, headlights, and safety lights. They also come with standard tires but with the option of turf or industrial ones, as well as font weights and sunshades.
The first DK Series model introduced by Kioti was the DK45SE HST in 2006. They expanded to 10 different variations in 2009 and several others––including many cabbed versions––in 2010 and 2011.
DK Series tractors range in size from 39.6 hp to 57.7 hp in the DK6010 models. Like other series, most DK tractors come with the option of manual or hydrostatic transmissions.
The NS Series is one of Kioto’s newest types. Most of the models were added as recently as 2021.
The NS Series is geared towards value-conscious customers looking for a smaller tractor that can handle larger tasks. They all come with a Common Rail diesel engine and a powerful PTO.
You have the option of a manual or automatic PTO with each model. The tractors also come with a PTO safety interlock that prevents the engine from starting when the PTO switch is left on.
All NS models come with a single-lever joystick for precise front-end loader control. They offer a three-range transmission with twin pedal operation and cruise control.
The NS4710 has a 44.9 hp engine. It comes in both manual and hydrostatic transmission and in cabbed or rollbar options.
The NS6010 offers a bit more power with its 57.7 hp engine. It too comes in cabbed and rollbar versions as well. The NS5310 is a middle-of-the-road option with a 50.3 hp engine and hydrostatic transmission.
Kioti introduced the NX Series in 2013. It is distinct in that it offers the Daedone ECO technology. This provides noise reduction and superior fuel efficiency without sacrificing power.
The NX Series also features torque compensation. This gives you consistent and stable torque levels in almost any condition, which is not achievable with other machines.
The hydrostatic NX models offer an anti-stall function, which protects the tractor from stalling when there is a momentary engine overload. You also have the option of setting a maximum speed, which can be useful for particular jobs.
NX models come with 45-, 55-, and 60-hp engines. All models have cabbed or rollbar options.
All NX Series tractors also come with the option of hydraulic or Synchro Shuttle transmissions. The latter is essentially a manual transmission with a separate lever for going backwards or forwards.
Kioti introduced the RX Series in 2013. These all come with Daedong turbo engines ranging from 66 hp (RX6620) to 73 hp (RX7320). They all have push-button-engaged four-wheel-drive and differential lock. The rear PTO also is push-button engaged.
The RX Series has a streamlined hood design, which affords better visibility and easier engine access for maintenance. All models are equipped with disc brakes, adjustable seat belts, headlights, power steering, and safety lights. They also come in dual-climate-controlled cab and rollbar options.
Kioti introduced its most powerful tractor––the PX Series––in 2014. It has a few different models, all with more than 100 hp (and up to 125 hp) of power.
All versions are cabbed and have dual climate control. They come with wet disc brakes, four-wheel-drive, and offer supplier clearance.
The PX Series also comes with the most state-of-the-art features, including an illuminated dashboard and air seats. They also come standard with many of the features already discussed in other models, such as single-lever joysticks and self-leveling front-end loaders.
Learn More About Kioti Tractors
Now that you understand what models and features of Kioti tractors are available, you can decide which is best based on your work needs and budget. For further assistance narrowing down your selection, contact our Kioti tractor experts.
Addy’s Power Equipment is a family-owned, authorized Kioti dealer located in King Ferry and Auburn, New York. We keep in stock almost every Kioti model so that you can be sure to find one that will meet your farming, lawn, or landscaping needs. Reach out to us today with any questions or to learn more about our products.