Despite continued uncertainty in the agricultural industry, new tractor sales have risen 5% in the first three months of the year.
Based on Motorcheck.ie figures, a total of 915 new tractors have been registered in Ireland for the first three months in 2019 in comparison to 871 tractors in the same period in 2018.
Analysing Motorcheck’s figures, we see that Massey Ferguson is leading the market to date in 2019, with a total of 190 new tractors sold, up from 148 tractors during the same period in 2018.
New Holland is slightly behind in second place, having sold a total of 184 new units, down from 210 new units in the same period last year.
Meanwhile, in third place, John Deere has sold a total of 181 new tractors, down 14 units from the 195 new tractors it sold in the same period in 2018.
Looking at what models Irish farmers and agricultural contractors are buying, the Claas Arion range has proven most popular, with a total of 48 units sold up until the end of March.
In a close second, John Deere 6155M and 6155R models have sold a total of 43 units.
In third, New Holland has sold a total of 34 new T7 tractors, while the New Holland T5 has claimed fourth position with 28 new units sold.
The Case IH Maxxum commands fifth position, with 27 new units registered.