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U.S. March Tractor, Combine Sales Rose Four Percent in March
USAgNet - 04/11/2018

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in March 2018, were up 4% compared to the same month last year.

Agri Marketing magazine reports that for the three months in 2018, a total of 42,006 tractors were sold which compares to 41,871 sold thru March 2017 representing a .3% increase for the year.

Two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) were up 5.4% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP were up .7%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP were up 4.5%, while 4-wheel drive tractors were down 5%.

For the year, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) are up 1% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP are even. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP are down 4%, while 4-wheel drive tractors are up 4.8%.

Combine sales were down 20% for the month. Sales of combines for the year total 721 compared to 693 in 2017, a 4% increase.

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