Equipment dealers may face equipment shortages from high demand

Nebraska’s largest John Deere dealership says they’re facing a shortage of tractors because they’re seeing more farmers upgrade their equipment.  

Kent Kirchhoff, vice president of marketing and sales at AKRS Equipment Solutions, tells Brownfield, “Due to demand, producers are seeing their equipment values rise which keeps true cost of ownership low for their farms.”

He tells Brownfield they are seeing the high demand in all sizes of tractors new and used.   “There are some shortages especially as you get into smaller tractors and lawnmowers and even some price ranges of used tractors,” he says. “For the most part though, the shortage is due to the increase of demand, and manufactures are doing a pretty good job of increasing production to meet that demand.”

A recent study by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers reports tractor sales rose again for the 11th straight month in March.

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