Combine sales posted the second month in a row of growth near 20 percent in the United States, and total farm tractor sales climbed 9.9 percent. Sub 40 horsepower tractor sales were up 8.7 percent, and mid-sized, 40-100 horsepower, sales were up 5.4 percent. Heavy-duty units saw significant growth, with the articulated four-wheel drive segment leading the way for the fourth straight month by climbing 40.4 percent to 306 units sold. Year-to-date farm tractor sales remain up 13.3 percent and combines up 13.8 percent.
AEM’s Curt Blades states, “Farmers investing in more of these big machines is another indicator of that farmer optimism we’ve been seeing.”
(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)