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U.S. Retail Farm Equipment Sales: Summary

March 15, 2012

Industry sales of row-crop tractors rose 14 percent last month, while four-wheel drive tractors rose 12 percent in Feb., according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

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                               Feb.    Feb.      %      YTD     YTD Inventory
                               2012    2011   Chg.     2012  % Chg. Feb. 2012
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Total- 2 Wheel Drive         8,941   8,397    6.5%  17,865     5.4%   84,286
2 Wheel Tractors under 40HP  3,988   4,065   -1.9%   7,484     2.0%   54,547
2 Wheel Tractors 40HP-100HP  3,156   2,755   14.6%   6,463     8.8%   24,084
2 Wheel Tractors over 100HP  1,797   1,577   14.0%   3,918     6.4%    5,655
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Total- 4 Wheel Drive           421     376   12.0%     735   -10.9%      921
Total Farm Wheel Tractors    9,362   8,773    6.7%  18,600     4.6%   85,207
Combines (self-propelled)      311     672  -53.7%     756   -51.6%      933
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Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Tanzi in Washington at atanzi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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