Dealers who handle AGCO-branded equipment expect flat sales in the year ahead making them the most optimistic for 2015, according to the most recent Ag Equipment Intelligence Dealers Sentiments & Business Conditions Update report.

Results of the November survey indicate that on average North American farm equipment dealers expect sales to decline by 11% in 2015. That’s down from 9% in the previous month.

Overall, here’s how the dealers’ outlook for 2015 shakes out by brand from the surveys, which were taken in September and October:

Brand September

AGCO +6% 0%
Case IH -12% -11%
John Deere -12% -14%
Kubota +7% -6%
New Holland +9% -8%
Shortliners +3% -12%

Overall Avg. -9% -11% 

Note: September survey results were published in October report; October survey results were published in November report