Compact Equipment

OCT 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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www.compactequip.com 41 W hether you're a farmer, large land owner or even a contractor, you can benefit from the power and versatility of a compact util- ity tractor. These machines offer a variety of attachments to diversify your operations. Thanks to new models, updates and more, there's been quite some news coming out of the compact tractor mar- ket. To learn more, we talked to four major manufactur- ers about their histories, product lines and what's new for potential buyers. Kioti Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA Inc., introduced its first compact tractor, the LB2204, to the U.S. market in 1986. The company's current offering includes the CS, CK10, CK10SE, DK10, DK10SE, NX, RX and PX Series. "Across the lineup, a wide range of features can be found on various models, including: hydraulic power steering, telescopic lower link and stabilizers, dual remote hydrau- lic valves, rear independent PTO, rear differential lock and four-wheel drive," says Tim Phillips, national sales manag- er for Kioti Tractor. "All Kiotis include a three-point hitch that allows operators to take advantage of a full line of at- tachments and implements to tackle most any job." Kioti had a busy summer in 2018 with the release of not one, but two new series — the CK10SE and the DK10SE. In May, the company launched the CK10SE Series with four new ROPS models that join two cab models that were introduced in 2017. "The HST models come with cruise control and a linked pedal that reduces fuel consumption over long periods, making them easy and efficient to use," says Phillips. "The HC models feature a panoramic view cab that comes stan- dard with A/C and heat, front and rear work lights and front and rear window wipers for operator comfort in all types of weather." In July, Kioti launched the DK10SE Series, which in- cludes four cab models and four ROPS models. The series

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