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Daedong-USA, Inc.
KIOTI Tractor Division
Type Subsidiary
Industry Tractor
Products Compact tractors, utility vehicles, and ttachments
Parent Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd

KIOTI Tractor (pronounced /kˈt/ "coyote"), is the trade name for Daedong tractors in North America and Europe. Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd., which is based in Daegu, South Korea, was founded in 1947, producing its first tractor in 1968. In 1993, Daedong expanded into the US market with Daedong-USA, based in Wendell, North Carolina, and established the KIOTI Tractor brand. Daedong produces tractors, combines, rice transplanters, UTV’s and tillers, as well as engines used in industry and power generation. Presently, Daedong markets over 30 different tractor models in the United States, ranging from 22 to 90 horsepower, as well as a number of attachments and implements.

Daedong-USA, Inc. / KIOTI Tractor Division[edit]

Daedong-USA, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd. specializing in the manufacture and distribution of tractors, UTVs, attachments, and implements. Since its establishment in 1993, Daedong-USA has experienced rapid growth. Today, Daedong-USA distributes KIOTI products through an expanding KIOTI North American dealer network of more than 280 dealers, a U.S. warehouse distribution system, and its parts, service, and fulfillment center and North American Headquarters located in Wendell, North Carolina.

Company time line[edit]



  • Daedong-USA, Inc. was formed and KIOTI Tractor was headquartered in Wilson, North Carolina.


  • KIOTI introduces the DK45, the first DK Series compact tractor.


  • KIOTI introduces the KL Series loaders, KB Series backhoes and KR Series mowers


  • KIOTI introduces the CK20, the first CK Series compact tractor.


  • KIOTI opens the new North American headquarters in Wendell, North Carolina
  • KIOTI introduces the CK25, CK25 HST, CK30 and CK30 HST


  • KIOTI opens the South West Regional Distribution Center in Mexia, Texas
  • KIOTI introduces the newly designed DK45S and DK65S, the DK S series tractors


  • KIOTI introduces the DK45SE HST, the first DK SE Series tractor with advanced technology


  • KIOTI introduces the 4 Year Full Fleet Warranty. The DK75, utility tractor is introduced.


  • KIOTI introduces the DS series, economy tractors. The DK SE series is expanded to 10 tractors.


  • KIOTI introduces The KIOTI MECHRON 2200 UTV.
  • KIOTI Implement line is introduced including 3 point tillage equipment, mowers and UTV attachments.


  • KIOTI Celebrates 25 years of service in North America.

Subsidiaries and affiliates[edit]

Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd.[edit]

Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd., located in Daegu, South Korea

Daedong-USA/KIOTI Tractor Division[edit]

Bridgehead for sale of compact tractors in USA established in 1993.

Daedong Metals Co., Ltd.[edit]

Foundry to manufacture main casting parts of agricultural machinery and automobiles.

Daedong Gear Co., Ltd.[edit]

Specialized in all kinds of gears for agricultural, industrial machines, machine tools, vessels, special equipment, etc.

Han Kuk Chain Ind. Co., Ltd.[edit]

Manufactures various kinds of chains for conveyors, forklifts, and other purposes. Sub-compact tractor and UTV are being manufactured since 2000 here

Daedong Training Center[edit]

A deluxe facility for the training of dealers, end-users, and employees.

Product line[edit]


  • CK Series 20-35 hp
  • DK Series 35-90 hp
  • DS Series 35-40 hp

Utility Vehicle[edit]

  • MECHRON 2200 UTV


  • KB Series Backhoe
  • KL Series Front End Loaders



  • CK Series Compact Kab
  • Sunshades
  • Grill Guards
  • Brush Guards

See also[edit]

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