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SMALL TRACTOR SALES UP FOR THE YEAR, LARGE TRACTOR & COMBINES DOWN
Source: Agri Marketing magazine

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. for May 2014, were down 2% compared to the same month last year.

For the five months in 2014, a total of 85,190 tractors were sold which compares to 83,516 sold thru May, 2014, representing a 2% increase year to date.

For the month, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) were down 2% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP were up 7%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP were down 19%, while 4-wheel drive tractors were down 16%.

For the five months, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) are up 5% over last year, while 40 & under 100 HP are up 5%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP are down 9%, while 4-wheel drive tractors are down 9%.

Combine sales were down 16% for the month. Sales of combines for the first five months totaled 3,299, a decrease of 10% over the same period in 2013.


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