(NAFB) — Farmers bought more tractors last year compared to 2018, but combine sales remained flat. A new report for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) says for 2019, a total of 244,600 tractors were sold, which compares to 236,180 sold through December 2018, representing a four percent increase during the year.
In 2019, two-wheel drive smaller tractors, rated under 40 horsepower, were up five percent, while 40 to under 100 horsepower tractor sales were even. Sales of two-wheel drive 100-plus horsepower tractors were up four percent, while four-wheel drive tractors sales were up six percent in 2019. Meanwhile, combine sales for the year totaled 4,807 compared to 4,839 in 2018.
All sectors fell in Canada, with combine sales down 19.4 percent for the year.
AEM senior vice president of Ag Services, Curt Blades, concludes, “While growth hit a bump toward the end of the year, ag tractor and combine sales overall for 2019 ended relatively flat.”
Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasters