The registration of new tractors during December rose substantially in comparison to the same month in 2019 with 26 units registered, more than double the figure of 12 units registered a year earlier.

The December registrations bring the total tally for the year to 1,910 units, a drop of only 3% on 2019.

FTMTA chief executive Gary Ryan noted that given the year that was in it, this was a credible performance by any measure.


There were five telehandlers registered during December, in comparison to just two units a year earlier. The December registrations brought the yearly total of such machines registered to 389 units. This represented a year-on-year decrease of slightly over 18% on the 476 telehandlers registered during 2019.

There was one registration of a backhoe loader in December

Wheel loader registrations continued the good performance seen throughout 2020 with eight units registered in December, up from five units in 2019.

The total number of new wheel loaders registered during 2020 was 135 units, up 20 units on the previous year.

There was one registration of a backhoe loader in December. There had not been a registration of such a machine in the month of December in the previous three years.

The December unit brought the total for the year to 32, down significantly from the 66 machines registered in 2019.