North American farm equipment dealers continued to see strong growth patterns in most major product categories through November, according to the most recent Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions Update report (December 2012).

Product Category Ranking
Product Category Ranking 2


Eight out of 12 product categories ranked in positive territory, pretty much mirroring the results from the previous month.

The biggest difference was that planting and seeding equipment and self-propelled sprayers moved to the top of the list, switching places with GPS and precision farming equipment and from the a month earlier.

On a sequential basis, planters saw the strongest improvement, while forage harvesters and 2WD tractors were the only categories to decline sequentially.