Sales of tractors remained mostly flat in October while combine sales declined. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s October Ag Tractor and Combine Report, overall sales remained positive year-to-date.
U.S. sales in October, compared to last year, of four-wheel-drive tractors were flat with a one-percent drop month-over-month. October year-to-date growth was 13.5 percent for four-wheel-drive tractors.
Total U.S. sales of two-wheel-drive tractors grew six percent compared to last year. There was a nine percent gain for under-40 horsepower tractors, a five-percent increase for 40-100 horsepower tractors, but a drop of eight percent for 100-plus horsepower tractors. October year-to-date growth for overall U.S. sales of two-wheel-drive tractors topped seven percent.
U.S. sales of self-propelled combines declined seven percent in October compared to last year. October year-to-date growth in U.S. sales reached 17 percent for combines.
Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasters