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Tell Me About the Yanmar Tractor Company

As a dealer, we get a slew of questions about the Yanmar tractor brand.

We want to help you understand who they 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.

Yanmar Company

Yanmar Co., Ltd. is a Japanese diesel engine manufacturer founded in Osaka, Japan in 1912.

Yanmar manufactures and sells engines used in a wide range of applications, including seagoing vessels, pleasure boats, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, and generator sets.

It also manufactures and sells agricultural equipment, construction equipment, climate control systems, aquafarming systems, in addition to providing a range of remote monitoring services.


When Yanmar began in 1912, it manufactured gasoline-powered engines.

In 1920, the company began production of a small kerosene engine.