Which Kioti do you have? I'm leaning toward the CK27. I'm taking the advice to go oversized and not get the 20. I don't think we'll do a backhoe but you never know.
I like that there's a dealer near camp and one near my house. I'm kind of thinking I'd keep it at my place for the summer. Probably won't get more than 150 hours a year either way... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android From:"Scott Ritchey via Mercedes" <email@example.com> Date:Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 11:34 PM Subject:Re: [MBZ] tractor If you use it frequently, you won't regret getting a real pallet fork with a quick-attach interface. My loader has the skid-steer quick attach interface but I think John Deere has their own version of something similar. The quick-attach makes changing buckets, forks, etc. very fast and easy. By the way, there is an aftermarket grease gun coupler called LocknLube, which I highly recommend (available from Amazon and others). It's overpriced ($30) but worth it. All the grease goes into the fitting. On my Kioti, the loader gets greased every 10 hours, the mower every 20, and everything else every 50 hours; so a good coupler saves a little grease and a lot of mess. > -----Original Message----- > From: Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes > Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:47 PM > > I'm thinking I'm going to get that more expensive style I sent that replaces the > bucket. I noticed they have a bunch of different versions of that depending on > what you want doz > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jun 5, 2015, at 9:44 PM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > The clamp-on forks are useful but with two drawbacks: (1) you can't > > see what you are doing when the bucket blocks your view and (2) you > > will bend the bucket if you overload them (the loader is stronger than > > the lip of the bucket). > > > > Still they are quite useful for the money. I got a set just to unload > > palletized deliveries to my farm. The driver just pulls off the road, > > moves the pallet to the back of the truck with his pallet jack, and I > > slip the forks under he pallet to unload. You may want back ballast > > (like a mower or box blade) to lift heavier stuff with the loader. > > For several reasons, you don't want the back wheels to leave the ground. > > > > While visiting my brother-in-law's farm in Virginia, he introduced me > > to a new term: "tractor envy". > > > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of > >> Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes > >> Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 9:47 PM > >> To: Mercedes Discussion List > >> Cc: Kaleb C. Striplin > >> Subject: [MBZ] tractor > >> > >> I think this tractor is one of the best things since sliced bread. > >> Today > > at old okie > >> acres I used it to load up a HUGE tree that blew down that I cut up. > > Later at > >> home I used it to move 124 around. While the FEL wont lift the front > >> of a > > 124 > >> off the ground, it will lift it up enough then I can push it to where > >> I > > want. I > >> managed to screw up the already broken front bumper air dam a little > >> more with the front bucket. So I am now thinking about buying some > >> bucket > > forks > >> which I could use to load engines that I am fixing to start moving, > >> and > > when > >> moving cars can get the forks up under front of the car and lift. > >> > >> I am looking at these clamp on type like this which are cheap: > >> > >> http://www.amazon.com/Pallet-bucket-loaders-tractors- > >> steers/dp/B002ITHNWY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1433555093&sr=8- > >> 4&keywords=bucket+forks > >> > >> But thinking I should pony up more money and get this setup, which > >> the bucket detaches from the FEL and you attach this, looks like it > >> would work > > a > >> lot better > >> > >> http://www.amazon.com/Titan-Pallet-Attachment-Deere- > >> Loaders/dp/B00A1D103W/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1433555181&sr=8- > >> 13&keywords=bucket+forks > >> > >> _______________________________________ > >> http://www.okiebenz.com > >> > >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > >> > >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > > > _______________________________________ > > http://www.okiebenz.com > > > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com