KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd, is pleased to announce their 2009 5-PAW Certified Dealers.  This is the second year that KIOTI’s 5-PAW Dealer Excellence Certification Program has been in place.  Qualifying dealers were recognized for this achievement at an awards banquet on the last evening of KIOTI’s annual dealer meeting in Raleigh on February 25th. The 5-PAW program features five evaluation areas: Sales, Service, Parts, Marketing and Organizational Standards.  As the program continues from year-to-year, the criteria in each of these categories are raised to ensure that KIOTI dealerships continually strive to better themselves in order to provide a high level of customer satisfaction.

The following dealers have earned their 5-PAW Certification for the program’s second year.  Those marked with an asterisk have earned this certification for two consecutive years: 

*Artrac Company, LLC

Clarksville, Arkansas

Burr Farms Machinery, Inc.

Dunbar, Nebraska

*C. Smith & Son Farm Equipment

Clyde, Texas

*County Tractor & Equipment Service

Doniphan, Missouri

Dickson Tractor, Inc.

Westminster, South Carolina

*Equipements G. Gagnon, Inc.

St-Thomas Joliette, Quebec

*Holtsclaw Sales & Service

Switz City, Indiana

*Irrigation-Mart, Inc.

Ruston, Louisiana

Lakeridge Country Equipment

Uxbridge, Ontario

Les Equipements Achard Ltee

Jonquiere, Quebec

*Little Tractor & Equipment, Inc.

Metropolis, Illinois

*Lynch Equipment Company, LLC

West Plains, Missouri

McCullough Enterprises, Inc.

Wichita, Kansas

*Michigan Iron & Equipment, LLC

Morrice, Michigan

*Nolt's Power Equipment, LLC

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

*Off Duty Ranch, Inc.

Peru, Indiana

*Perryville Outdoor Products

Perryville, Missouri

Tri-County Tractor, Ltd.

Arcadia, Nova Scotia

*Riley Equipment Sales

West Portsmouth, Ohio

*S and W Feed & Supply, Inc.

Carson City, Nevada

Specialty Tractor

Post Falls, Idaho

Stoll Trailer Sales, Inc.

Abbeville, South Carolina

Superior Holdings

Redmond, Oregon

Tractor Hill Equipment

Mineral, Virginia

*Tri-County Supply, Inc.

Chaffee, New York

Tyler County Tractor, Inc.

Lufkin, Texas

Upper Valley Tractor & Equipment

Enfield, New  Hampshire

Van Paemel Equipment Co.

Armada, Michigan

Webster County Tractor, LLC

Strafford, Missouri

Western Slope Rental and Equip.

Montrose, Colorado

KIOTI’s 5-PAW Dealer Excellence Program was initiated in 2008 to recognize KIOTI dealerships that promote professionalism, have a high level of customer satisfaction and provide superior service on an ongoing basis.  “Each of the dealers issued a 5-PAW Certification is exceptionally valuable to KIOTI and is an essential part of our past and future successes,” states Tony Brown, National Sales Manager for KIOTI Tractor.  “We are extremely pleased to have seen a 33% growth rate in the number of dealers earning this certification in 2009.  This substantial growth shows us that our dealers value this certification and are dedicated to helping us continue KIOTI’s growth in North America.”

To help promote these dealers in their local marketplace, KIOTI will be advertising their accomplishment in national and regional trade publications, on KIOTI’s website, through public relations and at their dealership with signs, banners and plaques provided by KIOTI for display around the 5-Paw Dealer’s showroom.  All of these items will contain a unique KIOTI 5-PAW program logo that only certified dealers have permission to use.  KIOTI 5-Paw dealers are eligible for special, enhanced marketing programs, such as an increase in co-op funding from 50% to75% reimbursement.

KIOTI manufactures over 30 tractor models in the 22 to 90 hp range, all of which are backed by their industry leading 4-Year, Full-Fleet Warranty. KIOTI Tractor is a member of AEM and several other trade associations serving the farm equipment and related industries.  For more information on KIOTI or any of their 5-PAW dealerships, please contact KIOTI Tractor directly at 1-877-465-4684, or visit