Yanmar Co., Ltd. s a Japanese diesel engine, heavy machinery, and agricultural machinery manufacturer. Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1912. Yanmar manufactures and sells engines used in a wide range of applications. Including seagoing vessels, pleasure boats, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, and generator sets. It also manufactures and sells, climate control systems, and aquafarming systems.
Yanmar was founded in March 1912 in Osaka, Japan by Magokichi Yamaoka.
When the company began in 1912, it manufactured gasoline-powered engines. In 1933, it launched the world’s first practical small diesel engine, the HB model. In 1961 the agricultural machinery division of the company was started.
Yanmar also started supplying engines to John Deere tractors and some Thermo King Corporation coolers. Which were used in refrigerated trucks and trailers.
As described on the company website, “The name [Yanmar] is a combination of the Yanma Dragonfly and the “Yama” from the name of the company founder Magokichi Yamaoka. Get your Yanmar Manuals from our store and keep your machine in top shape.