Saturday, May 26
It has certainly been more than 135 hours since I last posted anything substantial. In fact, it's been nearly a year since my last post. Back in April 2011 I posted about our new tractor, a Kioti DK40SE and wanted to give some follow-up thoughts after 135 hours on the tractor.
In short, this is a great little tractor. It has done every job we threw at it quite well. The largest amount of run time has probably been brush hogging, of which we do a few times a year. The 6' cutter takes quite a few passes to knock down the 7 or so acres we maintain with it. Behind that is probably moving round bales, as shown above. The loader on this tractor is plenty strong. I am considering adding fluid to the rear tires in order to get more ballast weight, but it's quick enough to put a bale on the rear with the rear bale spike. With the proper rear weight it's no problem to unload double stacked round bales off a flat bed.
The driveway has stayed in good order, or at least it does when I spend the time to grade it. I've graded the drive 3 or 4 times and put a smooth surface on it with ease. It is probably time to add material though before I do it again.
After a little over a year of owning this tractor I can say I think it was one of the best investments we have made on the farm.
at 7:49 PM