New tractor registrations down slightly at start of year
The most recent tractor and other self propelled machinery registration figures issued by the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) indicate that registrations of new tractors fell slightly during January in comparison to the same month of last year. According to the FTMTA figures, 429 new tractors were registered during January which is a 3% drop on last year. The three counties with the highest numbers of tractors registered during the month were Cork, Tipperary and Wexford with 55, 31 and 27 units respectively. The only county with no registrations during January was Monaghan. Slightly over 90% of all new tractors registered during the first month of the year were in excess of 100hp.
Telehandler registrations fell by some 8.5% on January 2019 with 108 such units registered. 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. 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 6 units last month.
Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.