KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., announced its lineup of all-new products slated to hit the market in 2021. New products include the NS Series of tractors, K9 2400 Cab utility vehicle, CX2510H Cab tractor, field-option cab for the CS20 Series tractors and a line of grapples. The company also announced its plans to enter the compact construction market, with a compact track loader and skid steer currently in development.
The new offerings were first revealed in December at KIOTI’s annual dealer meeting, held virtually and attended by dealers and distributors across the United States, Canada and Europe. Despite facing challenges in 2020, KIOTI was able to celebrate an exceptional year of success.
“The broad array of new products KIOTI has introduced for 2021 continues to show the company’s drive to diversify product lines to support customer demands,” said Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, president and CEO of Daedong-USA, Inc. KIOTI Tractor Division. “KIOTI is proud to announce significant investments in our personnel and operational capacity, as well as massive infrastructure updates, to continue the momentum we generated in 2020. The company is rapidly scaling up to match demand, and is maintaining the superior customer experience we’re known for. We’re eager to continue this ferocious growth and success with all-new additions to the KIOTI product lineup coming to dealers and customers in the year ahead.”
The all-new NS Series of KIOTI tractors was designed to meet the needs of value-conscious customers who require a powerful tractor and larger platform. The series will include five models, with engines ranging from 45- to 58-hp. All models will feature high-capacity hydraulics and power steering, with the option for a synchro shuttle or HST transmission. NS Series tractors feature both an adjustable three-point hitch and an independent PTO with auto and manual selections.
The latest addition to KIOTI’s K9 utility vehicle series, the all-new K9 2400 Cab, will offer an audio system with speakers, air conditioning, heat and defrost, a tilt-opening windshield and four-wheel drive. The UTV will also boast advancements to reduce vibration and noise in addition to a redesigned CVT with engine braking capabilities.
Joining KIOTI’s CX Series tractor lineup, the CX2510 CH model will feature a 24.5-hp engine, heated and cooled factory cabin, cruise control and power steering. Operators will find comfort in the tractor’s open platform design, plus convenience in its rear PTO with an adjustable three-point hitch.
The brand-new CS20 Series field option cab will be available as an accessory to KIOTI’s CS20 Series tractors. The cab will come standard with a heater, defrost, front working lamps and wiper, with optional add-ons including a Bluetooth audio player, beacon kit and floor mat.
Finally, KIOTI is expanding its product selection with an all-new line of KIOTI grapple attachments. The initial grapple offering consists of both compact and standard duty rake grapples, with three different models in each ranging from 48 to 72 inches, and weights ranging from 198 to 476 pounds. The grapples are made of AR400 steel and built for tasks of all sizes.
KIOTI’s first-ever compact construction products, a skid steer and compact track loader, are currently in development. Both machines will be completely designed, engineered and manufactured by KIOTI’s parent company, Daedong, allowing for superior quality control over every element of each piece of equipment. They will both also include a KIOTI engine and powertrain. The compact construction products received accolades from KIOTI dealers after the meeting and will add tremendous value to KIOTI’s product selection.
The 2020 KIOTI dealer meeting gathered hundreds of dealers from across North America and Europe online for two days of new product demonstrations, keynote speakers and entertainment.
Sessions included remarks from economist Anthony Chan, as well as from Bob Clements and Sara Hey of Bob Clements International, that empowered dealers to strive for even more success in 2021.
“2020’s virtual dealer meeting demonstrated once again how KIOTI is consistently leading the pack, using cutting-edge technology to deliver the best products, service and value to our dealers and customers across North America,” said Daedong Company Ltd. Chairman J.S. Kim. “With our investments in production and commitment to continuously expanding our footprint across the United States and Canada, KIOTI is continuing to act when others hesitate and looks forward to what 2021 will bring for the company, our dealers and customers.”
The event also included a dealer awards ceremony and closed with a surprise performance by Grammy-nominated performer and KIOTI tractor owner Trace Adkins.Kioti