U.S. Tractor, Combine Sales Spike During September
Agri Marketing magazine reports that for the nine months in 2019, a total of 190,770 tractors were sold which compares to 181,795 sold thru September 2019 representing a 5% increase year to date.
For the month, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) were up 18% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP were up 21%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP were up 19%, while 4-wheel drive tractors were down 5%.
For the nine months, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) are up 6% over last year, while 40 & under 100 HP are up 1%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP are up 3%, while 4-wheel drive tractors are up 9%.
Combine sales were up 12% for the month. Sales of combines for the first nine months totaled 3,620 an increase of 2% over the same period in 2018.