Tractor sales up more than 25 percent on last year

Rural Exchange 15/07/2018

Tractor sales are up more than 25 percent on this time last year and all sectors are showing buoyancy, according to a new report.

Year-to-date figures from the NZ Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) to the end of June showed a total of 1,876 sales across categories, compared to 1,448 in 2017.

That's a total increase of 26.1 percent overall.

TAMA president John Tulloch spoke with RadioLIVE's Rural Exchange to provide a further analysis of where these increases occurred and why there were more sales of tractors this year.

He also helps Rural Exchange co-host Richard Loe figure out whether a ride-on lawnmower counts as a tractor.

Watch the full interview with John Tulloch above.

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