Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says retail sales of combines in the U.S. fell by nearly 26 percent in March.
A report from the trade group Tuesday said 563 combines were sold in March, compared with 759 in the same month last year. Year-to-date combine sales are down 43.2 percent to 1,319 combines.
The association also says tractor sales were down 3.4 percent nationwide in March, with 14,982 sold. A breakdown shows sales of four-wheel-drive tractors were up, while those of two-wheel-drive models fell.