Tractor, Combine Sales Strong In June
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ monthly “Flash Report,” the sales of all tractors in the U.S. for June 2012 were up 7% compared to the same month last year.
For the year 2012, a total of 93,434 tractors were sold, which compares to 87,546 sold through June 2011.
For the month, two-wheel-drive smaller tractor (under 40 HP) were up 4% from last year, and 40 & under 100 HP were up 4%. Sales of two-wheel-drive 100+ HP were up 30% from last year, and four-wheel-drive tractors were up 19% for the month.
For the first six months, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) are up 6% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP are up 8%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP are up 8%, while 4-Wheel Drive tractors are up 2% for the year.
Combine sales were up 52% for the month. Sales of combines for the first six months totaled 3,130, a decrease of 23% over the same period in 2011.