Growth in Tractor, Combine Sales Continues to Outpace 2020

Overall sales of tractors and combines continue their growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, total U.S. farm tractor sales climbed 2.5% year over year in September, while U.S. combine sales jumped 34.6%, the third month in a row of growth near or above 20% for harvesters. The sub-40 horsepower category stayed moderately positive, growing 0.4%, while the mid-size 41-100 horsepower segment was up 2.4%. Heavy-duty units saw another big month, with 100-plus horsepower units up 23%. However, the articulated 4WD segment slowed just 1.3%.

Year-to-date farm tractor sales remain up 12.2%, and combines growth moved up to 17.3%.

For Canada, September monthly tractor and combine sales were mostly positive as well, with both tractors and combines finishing the month in the black.

AEM’s Curt Blades noted “Year-to-date, every segment is up double-digits over last year.”

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