Farming machinery like John Deere tractors have been selling well since late last year because of a strong grain harvest and a pronounced number of farmers in the market for new equipment, according to a published report.
The Lexington Clipper-Herald reports two dealers in Kearney, Nebraska proudly reflected on their sales records in the south central segment of The Cornhusker State. Loren Fairbanks of Fairbanks International spoke of strong business during the past autumn.
"Business was very strong through the fall of 2010," Fairbanks told the publication. "Our business in general was up 10 percent to 12 percent."
Kearney Implement salesman Ryan Harbur echoed those remarks. He said Deere sales typically include new combines, tractors and lower-hour used tractors with an emphasis on 250- to 280-horsepower tractors. They run about $250,000.
"Late 2010 was potentially some of the best business we've ever seen," Harbur told the publication. "We really rolled through some stuff. We haven't had that kind of activity for awhile. I'm sure that 2010 could easily go down in the books as one of our top three years, if not top two."