The figures show that this year has already been a challenging year on the machinery sales front. May saw 199 units in total being registered, this is in comparison to 225 from the same period last year.
The total number of registrations from January to May stands at 1,102 tractors. This represents a drop of 13% altogether on last year.
July is usually the main month for tractor registrations since the split year for vehicle registration was implemented.
Just over 87% of all new registered tractors between January and May were machines with greater HP than 100. 53% of these were units in excess of 120HP.
Almost 25% of the tractors registered in that period were in the excess of 150HP.
The five counties with the highest number of registrations for the year so far (until May) were Tipperary, Cork, Galway, Wexford and Kilkenny. They saw 104, 144, 64, 74, and 60 units registered respectively. They account for 40 of overall registrations for that period.
In the Telehandler market, string performances continue with a total of 27 units registered for May. This represents an increase of 11 units from May of last year.
The total number registered for the first five months of the year was 166 unites, an 8.5% increase on last year.
Backhoe loaders also saw improvement with 26 units registered in the first five months in comparison to 20 last year.
May is generally a month with high levels of registrations for wheeled loaders, dude to silage harvesting. This year saw 28 units registered last month alone, and this means a total of 49 for the year so far.
This represents an increase of 6 units on last year’s numbers. Cork and Tipperary were the highest on the list of registered wheeled loaders for the five month period this year with 10 and 8 sold respectively.