Teleporter and wheeled loader registrations on the up in July

The registrations of new teleporters, wheeled loaders and other agricultural machinery have seen a boost in the month of July compared to the same month last year, according to the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA).

The latest figures issued by the FTMTA in relation to registrations of tractors over the period to the end of July 2020 “show somewhat of a recovery in the level of new tractor registrations following a difficult second quarter”, the association says.

Teleporter registrations, after many months in the doldrums, also saw their second highest level of monthly registrations in 2020 with 59 units registered, as against only 23 such machines registered in all of the second quarter.

The July figure is a 9% increase on July of 2019 and brings the total for the first seven months of 2020 to 271 units, a 27% year-on-year reduction.

Registrations of wheeled loaders enjoyed a good July with 14 machines registered, a substantial increase on the six machines in July 2019, the association noted.

A total of 83 wheeled loaders have been registered to the end of July, a 6% year-on-year increase.

After a second quarter that saw no backhoe loaders registered, July saw four registrations bringing the seven month total for these machines to 23 units, down from 52 registrations at the same point last year.

There were no additional registrations of self-propelled foragers during July, leaving the total for the year to the end of July at 32 units. One further used imported machine was registered in July bringing that number to three units.

Registrations of combine harvesters, as would be expected, ramped up significantly in July with an additional 28 machines registered during the month to bring the total for the year to the end of July to 35 units as against 45 in the full year of 2019.

It is expected that there are some further registrations still to come through the system.

An additional four used imported combines were also registered during July to bring the total of such machines to 14 units, the FTMTA concluded.