Telehandler registrations in January fell slightly compared to the same month last year, according to figures from the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA).

Figures show that registrations fell by some 8.5% on January 2019, with 108 such units registered. Despite the drop, FTMTA chief executive Gary Ryan noted that this is still a very healthy number against the background of the very high numbers of such machines registered last year, which totalled 476 units by year end.

Top counties

Cork, Meath and Tipperary were the three counties with the highest levels of telehandlers registered during January with 21, 18 and 11 units respectively.

Wheeled loader registrations had a good month in January with 25 units registered, which was a considerable increase on the 13 units in January of 2019. Given the total of 115 such machines registered during all of last year, the performance this January is quite significant. On the other hand, registrations of backhoe loaders fell from 15 units in January 2019 to six units last month.