Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed Sep 16, 2015 06:32 AM CDT

U.S. side-by-side manufacturers continue to unveil new models and product updates in a market that appears to have only upside potential. A New York Times article quotes industry sources that estimate 2014 sales at 240,000 units and rising at an annual rate of 15% in recent years. If that estimate holds true, side-by-side production could reach nearly 270,000 units this year, some models pushing truck-like prices of $20,000.

The Times article further states that some industry analysts believe annual side-by-side sales have now surpassed sales of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) -- an off-road innovation that has found favor with farmers and ...

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