Total farm tractor sales for 2012 remain 6.7 percent above last year’s totals, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
In its June 2012 Flash Report, sales in the two-wheel drive category were up 6.9 percent over 2011, and four-wheel drive sales were up 1.8 percent for the same period. In June, four-wheel-drive tractor sales were up 19.3 percent compared to June 2011.
Combine sales saw some rebound for June compared to 2011, up 51.7 percent for the month. However, year-to-date, combine sales are off 23.4 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
It will be interesting to watch these numbers as we move into harvest. With a wide swath of the U.S. taking a beating from the weather, I wonder if combine sales may continue to lag.
Are you taking a break from the heat and doing any equipment shopping?