A deeper dig into our history.

Our tractors have been working on North American land since 1986.
But our roots go back much further than that.

From the beginning,
a culture of innovation.

For us, it all started back in 1947. That’s when our parent company, Daedong Corporation, got its start in South Korea. By 1949 we were producing motors. Soon after it was Power Tillers, Tractors, and Combines. In 1973 we started manufacturing our own gears. Then chains. Then metals.

Through all the growth and diversification, we’ve always stayed true to our promise - deliver the best machine-owning experience our customers have ever had. We ensure that by constantly innovating. By investing in technology and striving to give our customers the very best value for their money. And by providing a level of quality that exceeds expectations every time.

The machine behind the machines.

Today, KIOTI is part of Daedong-USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Daedong Corporation. Whether you’re buying a KIOTI for your land or job, selling KIOTIs from your dealership, or servicing them from your garage, we are set up to ensure your success.

Our History Highlights


Daedong Corporation founded, Jinju-si, South Korea.

1986 - 1999

The first KIOTI compact tractor was introduced in the U.S.

Introduced DK45, the first DK Series compact tractor.

2004 - 2011

Opened the new North American headquarters in Wendell, NC.

Introduced the MECHRON 2200 Utility Vehicle and the first RX series tractor.


First DK10 Series models and the new NX ROPS models are introduced.


NAEDA awards KIOTI with Gold Level Status for exceptionally high dealer rating levels.

2016 - 2018

KIOTI celebrates its 30th Anniversary in North America, a new line of implements is introduced, and three new models are added to the PX Series.

Canadian Distribution Center in Mississauga, ON opens.

KIOTI introduces its new K9 utility vehicle.

2019 - 2021

KIOTI enters the turf care market with its all new Zero Turn Mower series.

The NS Series and a new line of grapple attachments is introduced.


KIOTI releases the HX Series utility tractors, the company's most powerful utility tractors.

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