Combine harvester sales remained positive in November, as did four-wheel drive tractor sales in both the U.S. and Canada.  However, the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers said total tractor sales fell in both countries.


Total U.S. ag equipment unit sales fell overall though the largest units grew in sales.  November’s total farm tractor sales fell 21% compared to 2021, with the under-40 horsepower segment seeing the biggest drop at 28%.  U.S. self-propelled combine sales in November grew 8.3% to 314 units sold.  Combine sales are one of two positive segments this year, up 15.7% year-to-date.


The other growing segment in 2022 is the 100-plus horsepower segment, up 6.2% during November and 13.3% higher year-to-date. Combine harvesters and 4WD tractors were the only higher segments in Canada.


“While total sales are down, the larger equipment continues to be strong,” said Curt Blades of AEM.


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