Auction Items Bolstered By Strong Sales
May 15, 2009
A ten-day online auction hosted by RDO Eequipment Co. will feature a consolidated inventory from across their multi-store business. It's regular end-of-spring event, but this year’s equipment has an overall reflection of the machinery trends in the past year. The company notes that the strong sales in 2008 have provided a wealth of high quality and late model equipment across their dealerships. For more click here: RDOauctions.com.
From the looks of things, the overall ag market is still strong albeit not at five-year highs. AEM released their April sales report this week. Although overall tractor sales are down double digit percentages compared with year-to-date numbers from 2008, combines and four-wheel drives are still maintaining higher sales than this past year. For the full report click here www.AEM.org.
Seems like big ticket items are driving the market. And from conversations I have had with farmers, dealers and company reps, technology sales are hot as well. I've seen a lot more guidance, steering systems, monitors, variable-rate controllers and tech components installed on planter tractors than previous springs.