Smaller equipment sales up 19 percent in July

Sales for all tractors rose 19 percent in July compared to last year when sales were down, according to a report by the Association of Equipment Manufacturer.
Sales for all tractors rose 19 percent in July compared to last year when sales were down, according to a report by the Association of Equipment Manufacturer. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
Sales for all tractors rose 19 percent in July compared to last year when sales were down, according to a report by the Association of Equipment Manufacturer.

The AEM's monthly "Flash Report," showed 21,906 tractors were sold, which compares to 18,452 sold through July 2014 representing a 19 percent increase.

For the month, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 horsepower) were up 31 percent over last year, while 40- to 100-horsepower equipment were up 22 percent. Sales of two-wheel drive, 100-plus horsepower equipment were down 24 percent, while four-wheel drive tractor sales were down 34 percent.

For the seven months, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 horsepower) are up 8 percent over last year, while 40- to 100-horsepower equipment are up 2 percent. Sales of two-wheel drive, 100-plus horsepower are down 19 percent, while four-wheel drive tractors are down 43 percent.

Combine sales were down 34 percent for the month. Sales of combines for the first seven months totaled 2,840, a decrease of 41 percent over the same period in 2014.

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