LS Hits the U.S. Market with New Line of Compact Utility Tractors

South Korean tractor maker eliminates middleman and starts retailing on its own.

Published on: Oct 26, 2009

After years of building tough, budget-priced compact and utility tractors for Montana, McCormick, TAFF and FarmTrac, South Korean tractor builder LS Corp., a subsidiary of LS Mtron, LTD, has launched its own brand -- LS Tractors USA.

 

The new lineup runs from 23 horsepower to 88 hp and includes six series of machines to cover that range with Mitsubishi diesel engines in all but the largest, which is powered with an Iveco diesel.  They are:

LS Tractors S Series machines fill the "value compact" niche of the Korean firms new 4WD lineup that runs from 23 horsepower to 88 hp.
LS Tractors S Series machines fill the "value compact" niche of the Korean firm's new 4WD lineup that runs from 23 horsepower to 88 hp.

 

* S-Series: 28.5 hp, synchro-shuttle transmission, two models.

* J-Series: 23-27 hp, gear and hydrostat transmissions, three models.

* I-Series: 23-29 hp, synchro-shuttle and hydrostat transmissions, four models.

The J Series from LS makes up the "compact" line.
The J Series from LS makes up the "compact" line.

* R-Series: 35-41 hp., synchro-shuttle and hydrostat transmission, four models.

* U-Series: 47-57 hp., synchro shuttle, four models.

* P-Series: 72-88 hp. synchro shuttle and power shuttle with hi/lo, nine models.

 

The tractors carry a five-year warranty

The P Series runs to 88 horsepower and is sold as "Heavy-Duty Utility"
The P Series runs to 88 horsepower and is sold as "Heavy-Duty Utility"

 

LS Tractors already has 25,000 units operating in the U.S. under varying names for which it has manufactured. Now, it is opening its own headquarters and distribution facility in Battleboro, N.C. which includes a 102,000 square-foot building on 18 acres.

 

LS officials say they plan to hire 130 employees over the next five years, establish a dealer network across the country, and place the company in the top five tractor manufacturers in North America.

 

For more information, visit www.lstractorsusa.com.