Jody, here is a good heads up comparison between the Cub Cadet 8354 which is for the most part a rebadged Kioti DK35 with a few cosmetic changes.Originally posted by jodyand
Chief who makes those for Cub Cadet:question:
Sorry Jody, guess I could have been clearer. Kioti is a subsiary of Daedong. They make the engines for both brands. Kioti is the name brand that Daedong sells under in the states. The Cub version is just a rebadge version.Originally posted by jodyand
Ok its just says on the Kioti site it uses Kioti diesel and on the Cub site the 35 HP Daedong diesel. But i ll take your word on it you know more about them then me.
Dead on Duc....7284 is a Cub built machine with a Caterpiller/Perkins (Cat owns 'em) actually built in Japan. Downside is it has to go to a Cat dealer for engine service.Originally posted by ducati996
The 5000 & 7264 series use Briggs ( Daihatsu ) the larger 7284 use catapillar.. ..the 7530 & 7532 could be mitsubishi still or Kioti ? but the 8000 are all kioti
Some of this info was already mentioned by Chief
Was looking at a 7254 with a FEL that was for sale and it had a 25 h.p. Kawasaki gasoline engine. Supposedly was a 2003 model year machine.Dead on Duc....7284 is a Cub built machine with a Caterpiller/Perkins (Cat owns 'em) actually built in Japan. Downside is it has to go to a Cat dealer for engine service.
The 7530 &7532 are both Mitsubishi units (Cub has marketed Mitsu's for many years) slipped in at the last minute when Cub added the Daedong/Kioti product for this year and Misu got the message to update and control pricing.btw....the 7500's are REALLY nice tractors...........delivering a 7532 with a loader today.
Sold an 8354 earlier this week also with a FEL that absolutely rocks. Machine has 35hp,weighs about 3700 lbs w/o loader,all the bells and whistles. New owner is coming off a grey market machine........needless to say..........he thinks he's died and gone to heaven.