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Red-hot demand for tractors gains pace in March | The Land



SALES of new farm tractors have punched through the 15,000 mark in the past 12 months after dealers enjoyed another stellar selling month in March.

Tractors sales rose 64 per cent in March compared with the same month last year.

Executive director of the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia Gary Northover said all tractor categories had enjoyed big leaps during the month.

“The under 40 horsepower (30 kilowatt) range was up 61pc for the month and is now 68pc ahead year-to-date (YTD),” he said.

“The 40 to 100hp (30-75kW) range was again up strongly, 70pc in the month and 68pc YTD while the 100 to 200hp (75-150kW) category was up 58pc and is now 53pc higher YTD.

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