The Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s monthly “Flash Report” said U.S. sales of all tractors in September were up 2% compared to the same time frame in 2017.  For the first nine months in 2018, a total of 181,515 tractors were sold, which compares to 168,651 sold through the first nine months of 2017.  That represents an 8% increase for the year.


For September, the smaller two-wheel drive tractor (under 40 HP) sales were up 2% over last year.  Tractors between 40 and 100 horsepower sales were down 7%. Sales of two-wheel drive tractors over 100 horsepower were up 29%, while four-wheel drive tractors were up 52%.


For the year, smaller two-wheel drive tractor sales were up 10%, while 40 through 100 horsepower tractor sales were up 2%. Sales of two-wheel drive 100-horsepower tractors were up nine percent. Four-wheel drive tractors were up 19%.


Combine sales were up 9% for the month and 21% over the year.



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