Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: East Central Wisconsin
Re: Time To Dump The Conquest 4x4
I hear you. My Conquest was a GREAT machine, but the K66 struggled on the steep hills by my ditch line. I am a bigger guy and although the K66 did always make it up the hills, it struggled a bit under load. Towing the trailer up to the brush pile would slow it down. The K72 in the Prestige has Zero issues at the ditch line and the only way that I have taxed it at all is when going to the brush pile (about 70 feet of rise in about 300 yards with some steeper inclines) when towing a 1600 pound 5X10 trailer with a load of wood in it (perhaps 3,000 pounds total).
A Prestige would be a better bet. Same great cut plus more power. If not, a Legacy would be next. Again, a quality cut and the power of a K92. My next upgrade will be to a SCUT, most likely a Massey Ferguson GC1725 with a backhoe, but the Prestige would still mow...the MF would take over all of the real tractor type duties.
Edit: I re-read your post and see that you have a Kioti and you are looking in the used price range. I would think that a Legacy with only a mower deck would be found in your price range. Otherwise, an older JD 4xx or 5xx would have the same K92 power, but the mower cut would not be as good.
I own a 2017 Simplicity Prestige 27/52 EFI, JB Jr, Johnny Plow Jr.
From 2015 to 2017 I owned a used 2013 Simplicity Conquest 27/50.
From 1996 until 2015 I owned a White LT-16 Vanguard V-twin and 2 stage blower.
In 1991 I purchased a used 1984 Gilson 16 HP opposed twin. It was a horse!
Last edited by Willscary; 08-16-2019 at 04:38 PM.