Teleporter registrations in March dropped by nearly 50% year on year to 28 units, according to figures from the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA). This brought the total for the first quarter to 189 units, a drop of 12.50% on 2019.

“It is likely that a reduced level of activity in the construction sector later in the month is manifested in these reduced numbers”, explained Gary Ryan from the FTMTA.

Meanwhile, wheel loader registrations dropped by two units in March compared to the same month in 2019, to record eight units registered. Despite this drop, such machines have seen total registrations in the first quarter increase by 50% on last year to a total of 45 units.

After weak registrations of backhoe loaders in January and February, they enjoyed a good month in March with nine units registered, up from just one unit in March last year. This brought the total for the first quarter to 19 units, down from 24 in 2019.