U.S. Tractor, Combine Sales Rose During February
USAgNet - 03/14/2017
The Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report" noted that the sales of all tractors in the U.S. in February were up 13% compared to the same month last year.
Agri Marketing magazine reports that for the first two months in 2017, a total of 22,398 tractors were sold which compares to 21,304 sold through February 2016 representing a 5% increase for the year.
For the month, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) were up 22% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP were down 3%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP were up 17%, while 4-wheel drive tractors were down 25%.
Combine sales were down 29% for the month. Sales of combines for the year totaled 415 a decrease of 29% in 2016.