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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

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.
Removed in 2023.

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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]

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