Sales of new agricultural tractors show little sign of slowing – with 1473 new machines registered in June.
This was 43% higher than the same month last year and more than one third higher than the June average over the previous five years – and the highest figure for the time of year in a decade.
This brought the total number of tractors registered in the first half of the year to 6,844, up by a quarter from the Covid-19 affected total in the opening six months of 2020 and 12% above the five-year average.
There was strong growth across most of the poer range. Registrations were up by nearly two-thirds in the 120-150hp bracket compared with the first half of last year – but slower in the 150-250hp range than for higher and lower-powered machines.
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