0 New RECO tractor strategy supports Kioti range revision

Kioti tractor importer RECO has announced revisions across the range of models it offers in the UK, supported by a new look for its tractor division, in a push designed to increase the brand's penetration of the amenity and horticultural tractor market. The move, designed to complement the facilities available at RECO's new headquarters in St Neots, includes increased levels of dealer support, emphasis on the Kioti brand - one of the biggest tractor names in its class in other parts of the world - and a dedicated website.

Replacing both the CK22 and CK27 tractors, the new CK2810 was developed due to customer demand for a higher horsepower model in a more compact package. This new tractor features a 28hp clean burn diesel engine and is available with either a 6F/2R manual transmission or an easy to use two-range hydrostatic. A wide-opening, one-piece bonnet allows for easy access to the engine bay for daily checks and routine service work.

Twin hydraulic pumps give the CK2810 a hydraulic flow of over 42.9 litres per minute and a rear lift capacity of 739kg. A 540 rpm rear PTO is fitted as standard, while a mid PTO is available as an option for use with a mid-mounted mowing deck.

The tractor features a new easy-to-view dash panel which provides the operator with all essential information such as fuel level, coolant temperature and rev counter.

Options and accessories available for the Kioti CK2810 include the KL2510 front loader, mid PTO, front weight kit and a 60" mid-mounted mowing deck. A deluxe cabin is currently under development.

Available from September, the NX tractor range, which spans models from 45 to 60hp, is powered by new ECO CRDI Tier 4 engines, developed and built in-house by Kioti. Specification includes common rail direct fuel injection technology, cooled exhaust recirculation and diesel particle filter. Compared to the interim Tier 4 engines they replace, the new powerplants produce less noise and vibration and consume less fuel than their forebears. The engines are encased by new styling that carries forward Kioti's new corporate look.

NX models can be specified with a 24x24 creep speed gearbox or Kioti's advanced new hydrostatic transmission. All are fitted as standard with a single speed rear PTO incorporating an auto PTO function to disengage drive when implements are raised. Manual versions gain an additional second (750rpm) PTO speed. The NX comes complete with a deluxe air conditioned cabin, while a ROPS version will arrive in November.

Joining the NX in September will be three new models for the RX product range, including the 66hp RX6620 and 73hp RX7320. The current 60hp RX6010 will be replaced later in the year by the RX6020. All models feature a Tier 4 ECO CRDI engine and a 24x24 creep speed manual transmission.

RX tractors are supplied as standard with a deluxe air conditioned cabin, high capacity hydraulics and heavy duty three point linkage, plus a choice of turf or agricultural tyres. Options and accessories include a KL front loader, addition spool valve kit and three-pin power socket.

RECO is putting considerable extra investment behind marketing and supporting the new tractors, with improved service training, spares back-up and product support from its extensive new premises in St Neots. Dealers and customers can find more information on the dedicated new website for Kioti tractors in the UK.

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