This Yanmar tractor is our main workhorse here at the yardstead. This has been a great little tractor. We have had a lot of interest in our Yanmar tractor articles, so I thought I would post this article with more detail about this model. The YM1300d is a 16hp 4wd tractor with gear transmisison and 13hp PTO. It weights approximately 1135 lbs.
When I was shoping for a tractor, I had never heard of Yanmar, so I did a little research and found out a good bit about Yanmar tractors. Yanmar was founded in 1912. In 1930 they designed their first diesel engine and built the first small horizontal diesel engine in the world in 1933. Yanmar manufactured a number of compact tractor models for John Deere and by 1986 had shipped over 100,000 tractors to the US for John Deere alone. Today Yanmar is considered a world leader in the diesel engine market, with their engines under the hood of many tractors by numerous manufacturers.