Originally Posted by DK35vince
I have had a Kioti DK 35 for 11 years (1700+ hours) and I have a John Deere 850.
The Kioti has been problem free.
I would rate my DK 35 every bit as well built, solid and reliable as my JD 850.
The DK series must be better than the CK20 I owned. It was a decent enough machine, but I had several problems with the ignition switch failing and a few other gremlins. I sold it after 5 years and the resale was lower than a comparable Kubota or Deere. Part of what left a bad taste in my mouth about Kioti was that the dealer I bought my machine from stopped selling Kioti, leaving me without a local source for parts or service.