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U.S. TRACTOR SALES UP 13% IN AUGUST; COMBINES UP 27% FOR THE YEAR
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 August 2013, were up 13% compared to the same month last year.

For the eight months in 2013, a total of 137,776 tractors were sold which compares to 122,324 sold thru August 2012, representing an 13% increase year to date.

For the month, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) were up 14% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP were up 13%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP were up 15%, while 4-wheel drive tractors were up 3%.

For the eight months, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) are up 13% over last year, while 40 & under 100 HP are up 7%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP are up 25%, while 4-wheel drive tractors are up 8%.

Combine sales were down 7% for the month. Sales of combines for the first eight months totaled 6,669, an increase of 27% over the same period in 2012.


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