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Five Kioti tractors add up to
more than 45,000 trouble-free
hours of hard work for South
Australia's Fleurieu Vintners Pty Ltd.
Based at Clarendon with 420
hectares of vineyards in and around
the Fleurieu Peninsula, Fleurieu
Vintners crushes 5000 tonnes of
grapes each year and has its own
winery producing high grade wines,
including the popular Blackbilly and
Clarence Hill labels.
Vineyard Manager Mick McDade
has worked for the company for 10
years, looking after the Currency
Rise and California Rise vineyards.
"When I first arrived, there were
some pretty unreliable tractors
here," he said. "A neighbouring
vineyard had two of the South
Daedong tractors and recommended
them as good machines."
Mick said the reputation of
Perkins engines for reliability was
another strong factor in their favour.
"We bought our first Kioti
Daedong, a DK90 model, from Tony
Cross at Central Hills Machinery in
2002. You do your research but
there's always an element of risk
when you buy a new machine. You
can't know exactly how it will go.
Well, that DK90 has done 18,000
hours for us in 10 years and given us
no trouble at all," he said.
A few months after buying the
DK90, they bought a DK80, which
has since clocked up 14,000 hours.
These two early tractors played a
big role in estab-
ing vineyard beds, trellises and
tracks as the property grew from
52ha to 180ha.
As vineyard operations continued
to expand, they added another
DK90 to the fleet, and to date it has
given them 11,000 worry-free hours
of hard work.
In 2010, the purchase of two Kioti
DX9010 machines brought the fleet
up to five cabin tractors.
Mick said they are averaging
1500-1800 hours a year on all the
"These are the kind of hours a
contractor would do, yet the only
problem we've ever had is when a
went on a pump and Centrals Hills
Machinery had it fixed in two hours,
even though they are 60km away
from the vineyard.
"I can't understand why anyone
wouldn't go straight for a Kioti, save
themselves a lot of trouble and save
a lot of money too," he said.
Fleurieu Vintners has a self-pro-
pelled Grégoire G120 grape har-
vester and also a Grégoire G65
trailed harvester which is pulled by
one of their Kioti DX9010 tractors.
"We use all the tractors with three-
tonne spreaders, turbo sprayers,
slashers, chaser bins, three-tonne
tipping gondolas and for front-end
loader work," Mick said.
"We work them hard, service
them regularly and we only buy
genuine Kioti parts."
"The earlier tractors were simple
and tough and very reliable. We
have many different operators at
harvest time and we didn't want to
buy anything too complicated.
"The newer DX9010 models are
more refined when it comes to com-
fort and technology but still very
easy to use, and they're bulletproof -
even if the operator isn't very expe-
rienced," he said.
"I think Kioti tractors are very eco-
nomical compared with other
brands. People can pay a lot more
money to get anywhere near this
kind of quality and reliability. When
you get longstanding great perfor-
mance like this from Kioti, day in
and day out, why would you look at
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Fleurieu Vintners' Kioti tractors have proved to be reliable, tough workhorses.
Mick McDade with his fleet.
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