Successor LG Tractors
Founded 1975
Defunct 1995
Headquarters , South Korea
Industry agriculture machinery tractor

GoldStar was an electronics company established in 1958. The corporate name was changed to LG Electronics and LG Cable in 1995, with the tractor division changing to LG Tractors. LG Cable was changed to LS Cable in 2005, and the tractor division followed with LS Tractors.

GoldStar manufactured a wide variety of products, including radios, televisions, microwaves, tractors, etc... GoldStar televisions and radions became a commonly sold economy brand of consumer television sets in the United States and the UK in the 1980s.

The GoldStar tractors actually began in 1975 as a division of Hyundai, in cooperation with Yanmar of Japan. In 1977, they began cooperating with Fiat of Italy, and in 1983 was acquired by GoldStar. That same year, they began cooperation with Mitsubishi, and re-established cooperation with Fiat in 1984.

Tractors were sold under the GoldStar and Fiat-GoldStar brands. (Fiat-GoldStar was a brand of tractors sold in cooperation with the Fiat). GoldStar later changed its corporate name to LG Cable, and the Fiat-GoldStar name was discontinued. See also LG Tractors and LS Tractors.

Model rangeEdit

Fiat-Goldstar Tractor Models
Model Year(s) of Production Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Fiat-Goldstar 55-66D 55 hp (41 kW) Fiat design Fiat-Goldstar 55-66D MFWD-1994
Fiat-Goldstar 80-66 80 hp (60 kW) Fiat design
Fiat-Goldstar 80-66D 80 hp (60 kW) Fiat design Fiat-Goldstar 80-66D MFWD-1996
Fiat-Goldstar 500 Special 50 hp (37 kW) Fiat design Fiat-Goldstar 500 Special - 1989

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