US Sales Of Combines, Tractors Down In March

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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.

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