Thursday, 06 June 2024 15:55

Korean tractor making its mark

Written by  Mark Daniel
The midrange T393, runs a three cylinder 39.5hp Yanmar engine, mated to a three-stage hydrostatic unit. The midrange T393, runs a three cylinder 39.5hp Yanmar engine, mated to a three-stage hydrostatic unit.

TYM Tractors (Tong-Yang Moolsan Co) was established in 1951 and over the ensuing years hit many milestones.

It became the first Korean tractor brand to be exported to Central America in 1980, supplied cotton harvester parts to John Deere in 1987 and exported its TS3840 model to Iseki Japan in 1993.

Here in New Zealand the brand has flown under the radar, but has always been the quiet achiever and over 15 years has steadily built a reputation as a premium product. Offering a wide range of models, peaking at 130hp, the greatest effort and subsequent success has been concentrated on compact models from 25 to 50hp.

The smallest tractor in the TYM range, the TS25, is particularly suited to applications requiring lightweight and compact dimensions. Featuring world renowned Yanmar engines delivering 25hp with good fuel economy, the TS25 weighs in at 75kg more than its competitors, while also offering bigger hydraulic flow (25l/min) and more 3-point linkage lift capacity at 600kg. Equipped with a 2-stage hydrostatic transmission with cruise control, the tractor also features wet disc brakes as standard.

Suited to those wanting something bigger than the TS25 but not as physically large as the T393 model, the TS265 runs to 26.5hp and offers a larger tractor feel. Power is provided by a 3-cylinder TYM diesel, again mated to a 2-speed HST transmission, tipping the scales at 865kg and offer 700kg lift capacity at the rear linkage.

The midrange T393, runs a three cylinder 39.5hp Yanmar engine, mated to a threestage hydrostatic unit. Weighing in at 1390kg, lift capacity is 1200kg, with a hydraulic flow rate of 42 l/min.

The biggest brother, the T503, 50hp runs a quality 4-cylinder, 50hp Perkins engine, the 3-stage hydrostatic transmission and features independent 540/1000 PTO, 1503kg lift and 57 litre oil flow, with a 1920kg tare weight.

All models are standard with a hydrostatic transmission, with dual pedal operation for forward and reverse - easy as driving an automatic car - and available with frontend loader options. While the two smaller models are available as open platform, ROPs units, the larger T393 and T503 are available in both cabin and platform options. Visit agtek.co.nz or site number G56 & G58.

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