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Old 12-03-2012, 09:07 PM
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Kioti LB1914??

This is the list from the ad I found.

Kioti LB1914 compact tractor,4wd Diesel,476 hrs, 60"finish mower,60"scraper blade

I'm working on a trade for this for a quad. Guys beating me up on price. I offered a straight trade for a real nice arctic cat 500 with a plow and winch. He's at $4500 for his Kioti and is giving me $3000 for my quad. According to nada, 3000 bucks is accurate for my quad, but it's in much better shape than most and comparing mine to others on c-list, $3000 is pretty low for a big utility quad in my area. plus add on a winch and plow and low miles....oh well

Hes saying if I can find anywhere that his Kioti is worth less than 4500, we'd have a deal. I'm not sure where he's coming from cause my thinking is that it's a pretty fair trade, possibly a little better for me than him. But i dont need a quad and need a compact tractor. He needs a wuad but not the tractor...I offerd to transport which is a pretty good trip ~8 hours min. seems perfect to me but i guess he doesn't wanna feel like he's being taken.

So My questions are:
- where can i find accurate pricing for compact tractors?
- What's the deal with Kioti? I assumed they were a lower quality, import machine not worth much in commercial landscaping. is this true or are they decent and worth having for very occasional use?
- any specific info on this model Kioti? good, bad, ugly?

I looked up some specs. its 4x4 diesel, 2100 pounds dry weight, 20 hp engine cat I 3 pt hitch, 540/1000 rear pto, 2800 front pto, 6gpm hydros, sepcs seem to be about right for me, but seems kinda light weight though yeah? 2100 lbs?? maybe it's smaller than i thought. this would actually be good cause if that's true, it'll go on my single axle axle trailer, barely, but it'll work. I'd probably just use my large deck over 14,000lb trailer tho. but its nice to have options. I'd be using this mainly for bush hogging here and there and I'd like to fabricate a 3pt pto log splitter for home use. If I had this, I'd also have access to an auger and would consider doing some fencing installs. That might open up the door for some more work for me.

so do his numbers jive? where can I find actual current values? thanks in advance. I don't need the finish mower nor the scraper blade. so maybe he can keep those??
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