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Tractor Sales Fall

Tractor Sales Fall

U.S. Tractor Sales Fell in February, Combines Were Up


South Dakota Ag Connection - March 13, 2018

UNDATED - According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in February 2018, were down 10% compared to the same month last year.

For the two months in 2018, a total of 10,486 tractors were sold which compares to 11,630 sold thru February 2017 representing a 10% decrease for the year, reports Agri Marketing magazine.

Two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) were down 12% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP were down 2%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP were down 20%, while 4-wheel drive tractors were up 9%.

For the year, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) are down 4% over last year, while 40 & under 100 HP are even. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP are down 11%, while 4-wheel drive tractors are up 15%.

Combine sales are up 34% for the month. Sales of combines for the year total 481 compared to 393 in 2017.



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