Overall sales of tractors and combines continue their growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 2.5 percent in September compared to 2020, while U.S. combine sales jumped 34.6 percent, the third month in a row of growth near or above 20 percent for harvesters.
The sub-40 horsepower category stayed moderately positive, growing 0.4 percent, while the mid-size 41-100 horsepower segment was up 2.4 percent. Heavy-duty units saw another big month, with 100-plus horsepower units up 23 percent. However, the articulated 4WD segment slowed just 1.3 percent. Year-to-date farm tractor sales remain up 12.2 percent, and combines growth moved up to 17.3 percent.
For Canada, September monthly tractor and combine sales were mostly positive as well, with both tractors and combines finishing the month in the black. AEM’s Curt Blades adds, “Year-to-date, every segment is up double-digits over last year.”