A total of 661 used imported New Holland tractors were registered in Ireland between 1 January and 31 July. This number alone accounts for 37% of the total registered imports. Massey Ferguson takes second place with 296 units registered or 16.5% of registrations. John Deere and Case IH followed with 257 and 226 units respectively.
Most popular models
Within the brands we took a further look to see what second hand models imported proved popular so far this year among Irish buyers. New Holland claim the top five spots with its highly sought after TS115 still sitting firm in first position with 33 Irish registrations between 1 January and 31 July. The TM155 along with the newer model T7.210 follows close behind with 30 registrations each for this period. The T7.200 and T6080 take 4th and 5th places with 26 and 25 used registrations respectively. Although, 6th position is taken by the reds with 24 used Massey Ferguson 6480s being registered.
In total there were 1,796 used tractors registered in Ireland within this seven month period, according to data provided by Motorcheck.ie.
As this data is provisional, there is a possibility that some machines may be incorrectly categorised. However, the figures observed give a good indication to how the trade has been and what trends can be observed.