Farmers bought more tractors last year compared to 2018, but combine sales remained flat. A new report for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says for 2019, a total of 244,600 tractors were sold, which compares to 236,180 sold through December 2018, representing a 4% year over year incease.
In 2019, two-wheel drive smaller tractors, rated under 40 horsepower, were up 5%, while 40 to under 100 horsepower tractor sales were even. Sales of two-wheel drive 100-plus horsepower tractors were up 4%, while four-wheel drive tractors sales were up 6% in 2019. Meanwhile, combine sales for the year totaled 4,807 compared to 4,839 in 2018.
All sectors fell in Canada, with combine sales down 19.4% for the year. AEM senior vice president of Ag Services, Curt Blades, concludes, “While growth hit a bump toward the end of the year, ag tractor and combine sales overall for 2019 ended relatively flat.”
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