Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:52 PM CST

It is a good news/bad news situation for farm equipment manufacturers as 2015 comes to an end.

According to a press release from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), U.S. retail sales of smaller farm tractors under 40 horsepower increased 1.7% in November of 2015 compared to the same period a year ago. However, year-over-year total retail sales for all two-wheel tractors, which include the under 40 horsepower tractors, were down 8.9%.

This drop is a reversal from last month's 5.8% growth. AEM said this is mostly due to a lower year-over-year growth in less than 40 horsepower and a ...

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