Farmers Are Having To Fix Tractors Themselves Due To Repair Ban
Technology has its upsides. But it also has downsides. A major downside is that companies have the ability to basically block all repairs that happen outside of their facilities.
As of 2020, the “No Right to Repair” law has passed in the US. However, more than 20 states are considering legislation similar to Nebraska’s and several politicians support the national right to repair legislation for farmers. Farmers are at the point of literally fighting to be able to fix their own equipment.
As far as farmers are concerned, when it comes to repairs they’ve always been self-reliant. That’s changed somewhat as the modernization of tractors and other equipment has left farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers are required to fix due to either knowledge or equipment.
The video above heads to Nebraska to talk to the farmers and mechanics who are fighting large manufacturers like John Deere for the right to access the diagnostic software they need to repair their tractors.