Yanmar Tractor History & Heritage

Yanmar Co., Ltd. is an Japanese diesel engine heavy machinery and agricultural machinery manufacturer that was established in Osaka, Japan in 1912. 

Yanmar produces and sells engines for various uses that include pleasure boats, seagoing vessels agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and generator sets. 

Yanmar also produces as well as sells climate control equipment, and aquafarming systems in addition to offering various Remote monitoring and control services. 

Industry Automotive Heavy equipment Agricultural machinery
Founded 1912; 111 years ago (as Yamaoka Hatsudoki Kosakusho)
Founder Magokichi Yamaoka
Headquarters 1-32, Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Products Construction equipment Tractors Watercrafts Unmanned aerial vehicles Diesel Engines


Yanmar Tractor History:

1912 Established with the name of Yamaoka Hatsudoki Kosausho, a company that aims to design and build the most durable small, efficient, and compact engines for fishermen, farmers as well as other industries and trades.
1921 The Yanmar brand name is adopted.
1967 First, Yanmar tractor is introduced. Since the start, Yanmar tractors like the Model YM273 with 23 horses power employ Yanmar diesel engines that are water-cooled.
1979 Yanmar Tractor (USA) Inc. begins operations in North America.
1993 Yanmar made the world’s first small horizontal water-cooled diesel engine with a cold-start system. This was done to celebrate 84 years of diesel engines.
2002 Yanmar set up Yanmar Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to bring together the group’s agricultural businesses. Yanmar Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. makes tractors and transmissions for the global market.
2006 Advancing tractor technology, Yanmar introduces the first generation of hydromechanical transmission (HMT) technology for Yanmar tractors.
2014 Yanmar American introduces the SA Series tractors.
2016 The YT2 and YT3 Series tractors are new from Yanmar American. 

With the i-HMT transmission and programmable controls, the YT3 makes compact tractors easier for the operator.

2017 The Yanmar American training and customer experience facility opens in Acworth, Georgia.


Yanmar tractors price range starts from $5,299* to $24,299* Plus. So, the Yanmar tractor is the best deal for every farmer.

To help you compare various sizes and configurations of Yanmar tractors, prices presented in the Yanmar tractor configurator are in the form of the manufacturer’s recommended retail prices. 

Dealer pricing may vary. Depending on your configuration, dealer installation costs and extra parts may apply. Once you complete your selections, you may select to email the information to your closest dealer to assist.

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