MILWAUKEE (Nov. 13, 2018) — The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) October U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows overall sales remained positive year-to-date, although a few categories recorded October declines.

U.S. sales of self-propelled combines declined 7% in October compared to last year, and U.S. sales of 4WD tractors were flat with a 1% drop month-over-month. October year-to-date growth in U.S. sales reached 17% for combines and growth of 13.5% for 4WD tractors.

Total October U.S. sales of 2WD tractors grew 6% compared to last year: a 9 % gain for under-40 horsepower tractors, a 5% increase for 40-100 horsepower tractors, and a drop of 8% for 100-plus horsepower tractors.

October year-to-date growth for overall U.S. sales of 2WD tractors topped 7%: under-40 horsepower tractors gained 10%; 40-100 horsepower tractors grew 2%; and 100-plus horsepower tractors increased 6%.