While North American sales of high-horsepower tractors slowed somewhat inMarch, overall sales of tractors and combines continued at a healthy clip, according to the latest figures released by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers.
After finishing up an exceptional year for farm equipment sales in 2010, dealers, manufacturers, farmers and industry analysts that Ag Equipment Intelligence spoke with at the Ag Connect Expo January 7-11 in Atlanta expect the momentum to continue well into 2011.
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In this episode of On the Record we take a look at the how dealer optimism has continued to fall, hitting a near record low, in May. In the Technology Corner Michaela Paukner follows up her last segment with a look at AGCO’s tech stack. We also discuss the California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board’s rejection of a petition to amend a 70s era regulation limiting autonomous equipment. Also in this episode a look at Kubota’s dealer development plans and the full-line and tractor manufacturer results of EDA’s dealer manufacturer relations report.