That’s No Tractor, Kioti!

Mechanical man in front of Kioti Tractor, Wendell NC. Photo: Kay Whatley
Mechanical man in front of Kioti Tractor, Wendell NC. Photo: Kay Whatley

It’s not a tractor… It’s a security guard! While Kioti Tractor in Wendell, North Carolina is known for their tractors and utility vehicles, look in their front parking lot and you’ll see a transformer-like “security guard” standing tall.

Well, it’s not really a security guard. The not-so-sentient sentry is constructed from tractor parts and is one of only two such creations. In addition to the robotic-looking sentry in front of Kioti Tractor Division in Wendell, there is a second sentry with the parent company, Daedong Industrial, in South Korea.

Kioti Tractor sentry is made from tractor parts. Photo: Kay Whatley
Kioti Tractor sentry is made from tractor parts. Photo: Kay Whatley

Can you recognize any of the Kioti Tractor parts used in the mechanical man’s construction? Here’s a photograph that provides a closer look.

Close up view of mechanisms. Photo: Kay Whatley
Close up view of mechanisms. Photo: Kay Whatley

While I’ve been told that its eyes will glow red — which would likely scare the bejeezus out of any trespasser — this guard stays where it is rather than going on any robotic rounds. At least, it’s not supposed to move… If you drive down US Hwy 64/264 late at night and see it walking the grounds, be sure to let the good folks at Kioti Tractor know!

 

The Mechanical Man appears to be watching traffic go by on US Hwy 64/264. Photo: Kay Whatley
The Mechanical Man appears to be watching traffic go by on US Hwy 64/264. Photo: Kay Whatley

 

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.