Combine harvester sales grew in September for the U.S. market, but total tractors sales fell. According to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), total U.S. ag equipment unit sales stayed above the 5-year average for the second month since April 2022.
U.S. self-propelled combine sales for the month grew 6.6 percent, slowing the previous month’s gains. The unit sales growth streak, now at four months, have the segment up 3.4 percent year-to-date.
But, U.S. total farm tractor sales fell 12.8 percent in September compared to a year earlier. The 100+ horsepower 2WD tractor segment was again the only positive segment in the U.S., up 9.6 percent, while mid-range tractors between 40 and 100 horsepower were down 10.2 percent, and the sub-40hp segment fell 16.3 percent. Total farm tractor sales are down 14.3 percent year-to-date, a slight improvement from the previous month.
The full report can be found on the AEM website.