According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ monthly “Flash Report,” the sales of all tractors in the U.S. for January 2013 were up 20% compared to the same month last year. For the year, a total of 11,163 tractors were sold, which compares to 9,283 sold through January 2012. For the month, two-wheel-drive smaller tractor (under 40 HP) were up 18% from last year, and 40 & under 100 HP were up 12%. Sales of two-wheel-drive 100+ HP were up 27% from last year, and four-wheel-drive tractors were up 83% for the month.
Combine sales were up 21% for the month. Sales of combines for the year 2013 total 538, up 21% from the same period in 2012.
Source: Agri Marketing magazine