Hinomoto, a Japanese tractor manufacturer, was founded in 1863 and began producing tractors in the 1950s. Renowned for compact and efficient tractors, Hinomoto played a vital role in mechanizing agriculture. Their tractors were known for durability and versatility, catering to small and medium-sized farms. In 1997, Hinomoto was acquired by the Japanese conglomerate Yanmar Co. Ltd., further expanding its agricultural machinery portfolio. Yanmar continued to develop and manufacture tractors under the Hinomoto brand, maintaining the legacy of reliable and compact tractors for agricultural use.