Outlook for 2014
Once 2013 comes to a close, Cromwell says it will be pretty clear what to expect of 2014. Currently, manufacturers are building a lot of equipment for the commercial and consumer markets. If dealers are left with little inventory at the end of this year, the next year will be equally as promising.
"How that equipment sells through 2013 becomes very important to how much inventory sits in the field over winter," says Cromwell. "If 2013 is a really strong year with good sales and service, we will go into 2014 in very good shape as an industry."