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Revision as of 21:19, September 21, 2009

LS Tractors is a division of LS Cable in South Korea. The group was originally part of the LG conglomeration, and was known as LG Tractors and LG Cable, respectively. Prior to being called LG, the conglomerate was known as GoldStar.

History

The history of LS Tractors goes back to 1975 as a division of Hyundai, and was started with cooperation with from Yanmar of Japan. In 1983, the former GoldStar Cable Company acquired the company and renamed it GoldStar tractors. The groups companies changed names to LG in 1995.

LS is associated with Mitsubishi tractors of Japan for technology, and many tractors are based on Mitsubishi designs, as well as use Mitsubishi engines. LS also imports New Holland tractors to resell as LS-New Holland in South Korea. They originally formed an agreement with Fiat, which later purchased New Holland from Ford. New Holland is now a division of CNH Global).

Badge Engineering / branding deals

McCormick CT41HST tractor built by LS Cable Ltd Strumpshaw 09 - IMG 0418

A McCormick CT41HST built by LS cable Ltd (R41HT)

LS Cable R41HT (McCormick/Landini) plate IMG 0421

Example of manufacturers plate

LS currently builds tractors for Farmtrac, a division of Escorts Agri of India, for sale in North America; for Montana Tractors, Mahindra of India, and TAFE Tractors of India also for sale in North America.

Tractors have been sold under Various names for different markets:

Model range



Tractors built for other Companies







See also

References / sources

  • wikipedia for initial article

External links


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