Kioti returns to UK market with the 105hp PX1053

Kioti has launched its biggest-ever tractor and, at the same time, revealed a new import deal that will see the Korean firm’s machinery sold through a newly formed company called Kioti UK.

The tractors were previously imported by the now defunct Reco business but despite the company claiming a top market share in some parts of the world, machines in the UK have been few and far between.

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The company promises to bring plenty of spec to the small tractor market, but not necessarily the cheap prices that some buyers might expect.

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The range-topping PX1053 is 105hp and uses the same 3.4-litre Doosan block featured in the latest Massey Ferguson telehandlers, replacing the Perkins units used in previous machines.

AdBlue and a DPF take care of emissions for the first time on KIOTI machines, although filter regeneration can be postponed if necessary.

Drive is directed through a Kioti-made 32-speed gearbox in the biggest model, while others in the line-up use a 24-speeder and the smallest versions have a hydrostatic transmission.

Kioti UK is yet to announce prices for the top-end units, but the company has warned potential buyers not to expect basement prices given the high level of standard spec – air-conditioning, two double-acting spools and loader brackets with a factory-fitted joystick are all part of the package.

The company will also be selling the Mechron UTV, which has traditionally been Kioti’s volume seller on UK shores.

It comes with a 22hp diesel engine, bench seat and the option of a double-cab set-up. The machines are mid-table as far as prices go, with things kicking off at £12,750, while the double cab comes in at £14,850.

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