Ag Equipment Sales Climb


Unit sales of agricultural tractors and self-propelled combines in August were positive for the fifth month in a row in the U.S.

The trend also stayed above the previous year for the third consecutive month in Canada.

The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers shows U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 12.8% last month when compared to 2019.

Self-propelled combine sales grew by just 1%.

Four-wheel-drive units grew for the first time in the U.S. during August, climbing 14% to 218 units.

100-plus horsepower units remain the only slow spot in the market, with 7.8% fewer of them finding new owners in August.

Total year-to-date farm tractors out the door are up 14% this year, while combines are now up 3.6% in 2020.