By Charles Bowles
Construction equipment sales are still sluggish, particularly those related to the housing market. Leasing continues to be a bright spot in the equipment market, with the posting of consistent year-over-year increases.
Grain prices are helping to drive equipment sales in the agriculture sector. The sale of implements and zero-turn mowers are also showing nice growth in certain parts of the country.
In March, EquipmentTraderOnline.comdelivered nearly 5 million page views to its visitors. This voluminous amount of searches enables us to construct a good picture of market activity. Here are the top four searches by make for March 2012: (1) John Deere; (2) Caterpillar; (3) Kubota; and (4) Bobcat. Both construction and agriculture are well represented in the demand for equipment.
–Charles Bowles is the general sales manager for Commercial Truck Trader and Equipment Trader. You can reach him at charles.bowles@DominionEnterprises.com or by phone at 757-351-7289.