U.S. sales of under 40 horsepower tractors were up 2% compared with September of last year. Year-to-date U.S. sales of 40-100 horsepower tractors were up 1.5% year-to-date and down 7% compared with September of last year.
"These tariffs target the vital parts and components used in equipment manufacturing throughout the U.S. They will also drive up the cost of manufacturing...," says the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater.
Total U.S. sales of 2WD tractors for May gained 17% compared to May 2017, bolstered by gains of 20% in both the 100-plus horsepower and under-40 horsepower categories, according to the latest data from the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers.
According to the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers' latest report, U.S. sales of 2WD tractors in the 40-100 horsepower range were up 7.4% in April and up 2.2% year-to-date. In Canada, sales for 2WD tractors less than 40 horsepower were up 5.2% in April and up 3.9% year-to-date.
According to the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers, U.S. year-to-date sales of under 40 horsepower tractors were up 1.1% for the first quarter compared with last year and up more than 5% compared with March of last year. Canadian year-to-date sales of under 40 horsepower tractors were up 3.7% for the first quarter compared with last year and up 0.7% compared with March of last year.
Cub Cadet showcased a prototype of its new stand-on mower at the 2018 GIE+Expo in Louisville, Ky., to get additional feedback from customers. Aaron Griffith, professional development manager with Cub Cadet, says the mower will be available in late summer 2019.
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Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide. STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world.