Self-propelled combine sales rise significantly in January

Self-propelled combine sales rise significantly in January

Sales good for smaller tractors, but declines seen for 40-100 hp, larger-than 100 hp two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive tractors.

U.S. retail sales of self-propelled combines were up significantly in January, showing a year-over-year increase of 21.4%, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the leading trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

Sales of smaller-than 40 hp tractors showed positive growth, with 5,354 units sold in January, a year-over-year increase of 13%. Sales of 40-100 hp tractors, however, decreased for the third consecutive month, and sal

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