Steve – Koyuga, Victoria (PX Series)
For dairy farmers Steve and Deb Purvis, owning one Kioti tractor was great but having two is even better. In Koyuga, near Echuca, the couple work a 180-head dairy farm on 300 acres. Their cropping work is contracted out and they grow their own fodder under full irrigation. They bought a second-hand 80hp Kioti and Steve enjoyed using it, so the choice was clear when they decided to buy another tractor.
“I like the shuttle shift, the air-conditioning, the easy access to the cabin. Everything works and it has been a very reliable tractor for us. It hasn’t ever let us down and we’re still using it. But when it came to stacking the big square bales we felt we wanted a tractor with a bit more weight to it, so we decided to get a second machine.
“We didn’t bother researching any other brands. We went straight for the Kioti PX1052 cabin tractor with 4-in-1 bucket and a set of forks. We bought it from our local dealer and it’s mainly used for front end loader work, getting hay onto trucks and trailers. I’ve been doing a lot of topping with it, too. We also use it to feed out – it’s much faster on the cradle that feeds out the hay.
“The air-conditioned cabin is quiet and comfortable with plenty of room. Visibility is great. The tractor is smooth to operate and easy and efficient to use. Everything about the PXC1052 works well – it has given us no trouble at all. Like our older Kioti, it is proving to be very reliable. Price-wise it was good value at a sensible, not silly price. We’re very happy with it.”
“The air-conditioned cabin is quiet and comfortable with plenty of room. Visibility is great. The tractor is smooth to operate and easy and efficient to use”