About Yanmar

More than 100 years ago Yanmar started developing products that not only get the job done, but also do it in a manner that's best for Mother Earth. And like you, our work is never finished. We're always searching for ways to improve technology and enhance design to make your job easier. Today, Yanmar is a $6 billion company with over 15,000 employees worldwide. Our primary focus in North America is in agriculture, marine, power generation, construction, and industrial engines.


Our History

Yanmar began a legacy of innovation and environmental awareness that made this company beyond compare.

In Japan, oil has always been a scarce commodity. The engines for agricultural use in the early 20th century burned oil and were cumbersome, heavy and difficult to start. As a result, they did little to improve the efficiency of the workers who planted and harvested rice.

Finding the existing options unworkable, founder Magokichi Yamaoka created a new type of diesel engine. In 1933, he successfully developed the world's first small diesel engine with a cold-start mechanism. And since it used less oil than the conventional versions, it fulfilled his tenet: "To conserve fuel is to serve mankind."

It also established an unspoken, but loudly understood, tone for our company: Yanmar would be better than the rest.

Today, all Yanmar Tractors are assembled in our state-of-the-art facility in Adairsville, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. Service and replacement parts are quickly fulfilled from this location to anywhere in North America. Plus, a five-year limited powertrain warranty is standard on all new tractor purchases.

From the Performance Link Technology of our engine drive train to our Yanmar team in Georgia, we believe you'll find every aspect of Yanmar to be of exceptional quality. So feel free to compare our products to others. Yanmar alone runs above the competition.