Kioti Mechron 2210
|Hill climb time||3:26.0*|
|Load bay capacity||(DxLxW) 29.5×98.5×142.5|
|Suspension||Front independent with McPherson strut/ Rear independent with double A-arms and adjustable shock absorbers|
*Set distance hill climb under load
- Lash down points on load bay
- Seating arrangement
- Most pressure washable
- Thin tinwork
- Poor build quality
- Bad service access
- Unused space under bonnet
The Kioti laid claim to one of the smallest load bays on test. The tailgate slams shut easily and there’s some half decent lash-down points along either side of the matchbox-sized load bay.
The thin tinwork is unlikely to stay straight for too long, but the box-section build should bash back into shape with a gentle swing of the sledge. Like most of the test vehicles, the Kioti’s rear lights are badly positioned.
A sprung seat is on offer for the driver, while a bench set-up provides a pew for passengers. We liked this layout – it makes the most of cabin space and means two or three passengers (waistline dependant) can squeeze in.
It’s not quite as refined on the road as the Deere or Mule – the steering is as accurate as a leaf blowing in the wind and it struggles with the bay fully loaded.
Off road, however, the Kioti was the bee’s knees – balance and traction kept it moving through the mud.
Things don’t come simpler than the Kioti’s in-cab controls. Fire a pressure washer through the cabin to clean up and it’s pretty much job done.
Build quality might be lagging behind the others, but it’s at the cheaper end of the market.
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