According to the latest data from the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), North American sub-40 horsepower tractor sales showed a significant increase over 2020.

U.S. unit sales grew across every segment, with the biggest gains in the small sub-40 horsepower segment (nearly doubling, growing 96.5%). For Canada, the sub-40 horsepower segment more than doubling, up 135.5% to 1,545 units sold.

“It’s not just the length of time of this growth streak, but the size of growth that makes me feel optimistic this will continue past the 12-month mark,” said Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services at the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers. “The strength of ag tractor and combine sales this month, driven largely by small tractors, but showing strength across all size classes, reinforces the optimistic findings of a survey we shared earlier this year. That survey found increased customer demand has manufacturers optimistic sales will increase or remain stable, despite COVID-19 and workforce challenges in 2021.”