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 01-07-2009, 20:28 Post: 159188
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My Kioti DK 40 now has 95 hours on her with no leaks
and no problems. I changed the engine oil to Amsoil
5w-40 synthetic diesel oil and the hydraulic system to Amsoil Synthetic Tractor Fluid. Kioti filters seemed to
be high quality,and the price was fair so I used them
for the engine and hydraulic system. I did this at the 50
hr. service. I washed and waxed (yes,waxed)her,put fuel
stabilizer in the diesel and locked her inside my shop
out of the weather until Spring. Sleep tight!

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 01-07-2009, 20:49 Post: 159190
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 Kioti DK40 Review -- 95 Hours and no problems

Tie down the clutch pedal to prevent internal locking. Some pedals have a clip to make it easier.






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 01-07-2009, 21:34 Post: 159191
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Good luck with it and keep us informed how its working.

I have 1200+ hours on my DK 35 and the only parts needed so far have been a tachometer cable and a plastic fuel filter bowl.






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 01-08-2009, 07:31 Post: 159196
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Is it eithical to leave a tractor for a whole season? Wont it's heart be broken?






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Kenny, you ol' redneck--you're confusing tractors with sheep :P

Speaking of which, weren't you a sheep farmer? Got a joke for ya:

Why do sheep farmers wear those rubber, high-top boots? They put the sheep's back legs in 'em so they can't get away!

Does that bring back memories fer ya? Uh-oh ANOTHER year of therapy! tehehehe






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My Kioti DK 40 now has 95 hours on her with no leaksand no problems. I changed the engine oil to Amsoil 5w-40 synthetic diesel oil and the hydraulic system to Amsoil Synthetic Tractor Fluid.



I'd be pretty careful about putting synthetics in an engine and drive line with that few hours on it.

If the engine and internal parts of the trans. and such aren't fully broken in and seated properly you could be causing yourself lots of grief down the road. I hope this is not the case for you.

I've seen low hour machines needing a big $$$ repair just because of that, synthetics are too slippery and don't allow parts to break in the way their supposed to.

We routinely run tractors to many THOUSANDS of hours and they are still in excellent mechanical condition.

Also, if something happens later on, you could have warranty issues. Last I checked Amsoil didn't submit their products to industry standardized testing, they are all hush-hush about their products.

If that is the case the manufacturer can (and likely will) say that you failed to follow required maintenance by useing approved lubricants.

Best of luck.






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Warranty..great point there Murf.


Ole Jeffery ole boy...went to comment on it the other day when Murf asked how Michigan allowed you back in...he did not realize that your were SHIPPED back. The best I know sheep are a NORTHERN animal, weather here is too hot for thick wool coats for animal or people.

As to rubber boots, if you don't play in mud or manure you don't need them. Have not had a pair in years, maybe 30 or more. Then mud in summer tennis shoes are good. Heck with some winter temps then also.






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 01-08-2009, 14:09 Post: 159215
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It is O.K. to put your Kioti away for the winter in your
shop as long as you tell her every few days that you love
her and you would never ever look, or touch another tractor. Rub her fenders as you leave and things will
be fine. A little kiss on the hood is appreciated!
And, never look at a sheep while you are on your Kioti
as this could ruin her trust for you......some dudes do
this when they get in the high country.....
The last 2 tractors I owned lasted over 42 years, never
had the heads off, did not use oil, and were lubricated
since 1982 with Mobil 1, then Amsoil. These were gasoline
engines and one had 6,800 hrs. and the other had over
18,000 hours on it. After 40 years the tractors were worn
out,but the engines and drive trains were still going.
I purchased one of the tractors (a backhoe) and ran it
in my backhoe service from the time I started my business
until I retired. Not many people can get 40+ years out of
a tractor you use every day.
Since 1982 when I started using synthetics, I have never
had any problem putting it in a new engine. I have
bought new trucks, cars, motorcycles, lawn mowers, etc.
brought them home and change the oil to synthetic.
I had a cheap, throw-away weed trimmer last 23 years on
2-cycle synthetic oil. My stuff seems to almost last
forever. I will admit that I take care of my equipment
when I use it and that the operator has a lot to do with
how long something lasts. Hopefully, this Kioti will last
me until I'm gone,then last someone else a few more years.

Luckyfly






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Luckfly, it sure was enjoyable to read your last post.
Don't think you needed to tell you take care of your equipment. The life span told that.
Just wondering, will the orange Kioti chase sheep or just a green deere?
Someone a good while back posted a picture of a sign that read, nothing runs like a Deere....being chased by a Kioti..thought that was right humorous.






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To follow up on Murfs point - make sure any lubricant used is API certified. I know one of the statisticians at Lubrizol (a company that has a extensive lubricant testing facility), we have discussed different experimental designs they use to set the specs for lubricants. Bottom line - if the lubricant you are using is not API certified and meeting the specification of such and such a grade don't bother using it. The tests are expensive and if the lubricant is not up to snuff it fails the test. If x brand of oil wont meet the spec they wont test it (hence the absence of the certification).

On another note - why would a "more slippery" oil cause damage to an engine (for clarity I differentiate this from an oil that's too thin or breaking down). If a synthetic oil meets or exceeds the grade set by the manufacturer why would it damage an engine. If you could provide a reference for your comment so I can do some further reading that would be great.






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