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Tell Me About Daedong and the Kioti Tractor Company

As a dealer, we get a slew of questions about Daedong and their Kioti tractor brand.

We want to help you understand who they both are --- and their evolution to one of the top tractor brands in history.

And as a quick aside --- we are here to help you purchase a new tractor and implements when the time is right.

Let’s get to it.


Daedong-USA, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd. specializing in the distribution of high-quality tractors, UTVs, zero-turn mowers, attachments, and implements.

Since its establishment in 1993, Daedong-USA has experienced rapid growth because of its unique ability to facilitate the responsive engineering and production of KIOTI products specifically designed to meet the growing needs of North American equipment users.

Today, Daedong-USA distributes KIOTI products through KIOTI dealers including Team Tractor and Equipment, a strategically positioned U.S. warehouse distribution system --- and its streamlined parts, service, and fulfillment center located in Wendell, North Carolina.

Kioti Tractor

Kioti Tractor ("coyote") is the trade name for Daedong tractors in North America and Europe. Daedong Industrial Company, Ltd., which is based in Daegu, South Korea, was founded in 1947, producing its first tractor in 1968.

Currently, Kioti Tractor markets over 40 different tractor models in the United States and Canada, ranging from 22 to 110 horsepower, zero-turn mowers, as well as five utility vehicle models, and several attachments and implements.

Kioti Timeline

1986 --- The first KIOTI compact tractor was introduced in the US.

1993 --- Daedong-USA, Inc. was formed and KIOTI Tractor was headquartered in Wilson, NC.

1999 --- Introduced DK45, the first DK Series compact tractor.

2000 --- Introduced KL Series loaders, KB Series backhoes, and KR Series grooming mowers.