Skip to Main Content

Wendell, North Carolina: Transformer Tractor (Gone)

Standing in front of a tractor factory is a Transformer (Kioti Man?) made of colorful tractor parts. Removed in 2023.

KIOTI Tractor Division

Directions:
KIOTI Tractor Division. I-87 exits 429 or 430. Drive north on Rolesville Rd, then turn right onto Kioti Rd and drive to the end.
Hours:
Removed in 2023.
Status:
Gone

Visitor Tips and News About Transformer Tractor

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Transformer Tractor

In November 2023 the mechanical man is no longer there. No indication where he was moved to.

[Pete, 11/22/2023]

Kioti Man.

Mechanical Man

Kioti Tractor has installed a "security guard" -- a mechanical man made of tractor parts. Apparently there have only been two made and the other is in South Korea. One worker told me that its eyes glow red, though I didn't see it. It looks like it is watching the highway from the company's parking lot. When I stopped to take photos (with permission), there was another person who drove up and took selfies with the statue and her child! Very cool-looking.

[Kay Whatley, 12/19/2017]

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

North Carolina Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Route 66 Experience: Metal Muffler Man, Springfield, Illinois (May 27-Jun 2, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings