Three Diesel UTVs Great for Farming, Construction and More
Headquartered in Wendell, N.C., Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., is a market-driven company that has been supplying tractor models in the 22- to 90-hp range to the U.S. and Canadian markets for almost 30 years. Building on the company’s core product line and history, Kioti introduced the Mechron 2200 utility vehicle into the market in 2011. After much success, Kioti revamped and expanded their UTV offering in 2015 with the addition of tw onew models, including a two-row model.
With four-wheel, fully-independent, rear dual A-arm and front MacPherson-type suspensions, the Mechron offers increased stability and a smooth ride on even rough terrain, says Kioti. The tight turning radius and rear anti-sway bar provides cornering and handling. Furthermore, says Kioti, the Mechron features the widest cargo bed in its class, excellent payload capabilities, 1,300 lbs of towing capacity and a steel frame construction for increased agility and maneuverability. Powered by a 22-hp Daedong diesel engine, the Mechron uses a continuously variable transmission and a time-proven Daedong gearbox with two speeds (Hi/Lo).
The Kioti Mechron 2200 and the Mechron 2200PS provide a wide and flat walk-through design and seating for up to three passengers offering leg and foot room for easy entry and exit. Each of these two models boasts more than 112 in. in length and 60 in. in width and are equipped with true hydraulic-assisted rack-and-pinion power steering and a standard heavy-duty brush guard.
The Mechron 2240 features two-row bench seating with a hinged front row seat perfect for extra storage. The model’s standard 2-in. rear hitch receiver enables users to attach a trailer and receiver-equipped implements with ease. And for easy placement of loads, users can opt for the hydraulic dump kit.
Wide ranges of options are available for the Mechron, including a sun canopy, front hitch receiver, rear screen kit, windshield, work lights, fog lights and suspension dust guard kit. Attachments and implements include a pull-behind spreader, wire unroller, eight-blade disc harrow with a culti-packer option, flip discs and chain harrows.
Advice to Buyers
“Complete routine maintenance can help improve the overall life expectancy of your UTV,” explains Robert Kemp, senior product support manager of Daedong-USA Inc. “Checking fluids, routinely inspecting for contaminants and preventative maintenance will help avoid premature breakage and wear due to hazards of the job or fun. If the UTV is frequently exposed to mud and water, it is recommended to
inspect the brakes more often.”