Tractor and combine sales had a strong month in September, posting year-over-year gains across many of the categories tracked by a monthly report maintained by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

According to AEM data, sales of two-wheel-drive tractors with more than 100 horsepower jumped 23% year over year in September, continuing a year-to-date sales trend that’s tracking 26.2% higher than 2020. Combine sales also shot up over the prior year; the month-to-month comparison showed a 34.6% increase in 2021, and year-to-date sales are 17.3% higher.

“The continued growth in ag tractor and combine sales is good news for the ag equipment industry,” said Curt Blades, AEM’s senior vice president of agriculture services. “Year-to-date, every segment is up double-digits over last year, which was already a high-growth year. We look forward to these trends continuing through the rest of the year, and into the next.”

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The sales of four-wheel-drive tractors were the only segment to experience a September drop in the AEM report. The September 2021 sales came in a mere 1.3% lower year over year, but the year-to-date sales are still up 30.3% so far this year.

Total year-to-date farm tractor sales are up 12.2% in 2021.

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