John Deere tops UK tractor charts

John Deere secured the highest number of new tractors registered in the UK in 2018.

by Steven Vale

28 Jan 2020

AEA figures confirm that John Deere accounted for 4,405 (31.9%) of the 13,795 new tractors registered in 2018. CNH occupied second spot with 4,032 units and a 29.2% of the total market: New Holland 2,532 (18.4%) and Case IH 1,500 (10.9%).

In third position with 2,940 registrations and a 21.3% share of the market was AGCO. Massey Ferguson was the company’s best performing brand with 1,350 units (9.8%), followed by Fendt (includes Challenger) with 925 (6.7%) and Valtra 665 (4.8%).

Fourth-placed Kubota registered 746 new tractors (5.4%) and fifth-placed Claas 528 (3.8%). In sixth position was JCB with 302 units and a 2.2% of the UK market.

In seventh spot was Agri Argo with 131 units (0.9%) of which McCormick accounted for 86 (0.6%) and Landini 45 (0.3%). Same Deutz Fahr registered 209 units (1.5%), Zetor 36 (0.3%), and the rest accounted for 409 registrations (3.4%).

The total number of tractors registered in 2018 of 13,795 includes both agricultural tractors (over 50hp) and compact tractors (50hp and below). The AEA data is released after a one year delay due to competition law restrictions; figures for 2019 are due to be published early 2021.