The CS2510 with the 60 Inch MMM and the front end loader, Retail Price $15,390. Sale Price $14,000.
Cash Price.....are you sitting down? $11,900.
The tractor appears fairly well made. It offers the side by side Hydro stat pedals just like the Deeres, which is a huge issue for this 6' 4" tall, long legged 36" inseam and size 14 shoes. Those rocker pedals used by Kubota and others are terribly uncomfortable for me and frankly, a deal breaker on purchasing anything with those annoying "rocker pedal" or "treadle Pedal" hydro pedal arrangements.
The tractor is incredibly similar to the 25 hp Mahindra. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the same Korean company is making both of these units (the Kioti and Small Mahindra).
It uses the Daedong diesel, which sounded just like the Mahindra. These Daedong diesels seem to have more of a diesel "rattle" than my Yanmar in my Deere, but they sounded very similar to the Kubota diesel "rattle".....
The tractor seemed well engineered and constucted well. It uses a one piece hood which tilts straight up so the hood, when opened, the nose of the tractor is pointing at 12 oclock. The axles and frame seem to be heavily constructed. The hoses and wiring was done as they should be.
I didn't see anything which made me nervous, as I did on some of the LS tractors and the ones sold by Northern Tool, etc. But, a major shortcoming for the Kioti is that they have virtually no attachments for this tractor other than the MMM and FEL.
The dealer told me that this tractor is the ONLY KIOTI which has a MMM available at this time. He said they are working on one for the 30 hp tractor but that isn't expected until mid to late next year. When I asked about a snowblower, he told me $5,000. He said there are no snowblades made for this series at this time.
Everytime I asked him about an attachment or option, his answer was always the same "You could probably find something out there to fit it".......now THAT is a major short coming in my opinion.
$11,900 for a 25 hp diesel 4wd tractor with a MMM and FEL is very attractive. However, the nearest dealer to me is 2.5 hrs south or 3.5hrs SE of my location. The Deere dealer is 5 miles as the crow flies from my location.
I am curious if anyone else has seen these in person. I was not able to drive it as there was no place to drive it at the dealer, which is attached to another business and in a city setting. I would like to drive one and use the FEL, see how the MMM cuts, etc. I wouldn't buy anything without a good test drive first.
The price is intriguing, BUT........