23 January 1998

Lively for New Holland

LIVELY machinery trade in December – activity which bucked the trend for the previous 11 months – brought the year to an end with an element of good cheer for New Holland Finance.

The company reports investment for the month to be up by 69% when compared with December 96. In terms of figures this represents a £9.5m investment – an increase of £4m.

Allan Brownridge, New Holland Finances sales director puts this increase down to the late buying pattern of last year as farmers came to terms with a downturn in commodity prices. &#42