According to the February 2017 United States and Canada Tractor and Combine reports recently published by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), unit sales of under 40-horsepower 2WD farm tractors in February continued to remain positive. Canadian unit sales increased 37.1 percent, while U.S. sales increased 21.3 percent, both compared to February 2016 sales. Additionally, sales of 100+HP 2WD farm tractors increased 13.4 percent in the U.S. compared to the same time last year.
Overall, total farm tractor sales for Canada and U.S. showed increased sales compared to February 2016, with a 21.1 percent increase in retail sales in Canada and a 12.8 percent increase in U.S. unit sales.
Furthermore, U.S. combine sales trended 28.8 percent higher compared to this time last year, while Canada self-propelled combine unit sales realized a decrease from 78 units in February 2016 to 66 units in February 2017, resulting in a 15.4 percent decline.
Sources: AEM U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Report February 2017; AEM Canada Tractor and Combine Report February 2017