The folks at Vice are at it again. In mid-February they published an article titled “John Deere Promised Farmers It Would Make Tractors Easy to Repair. It Lied.” I’ll give you a second to roll your eyes.
Out of more than 500 farmers surveyed by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers, only 28% are aware of “right to repair” legislation. However, a majority believe that they should be able to repair their own equipment.
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, along with allied OEM and dealer interests, are in uniform opposition to these measures as they compromise OEM protections of intellectual property and copyrighted information, as well as expose consumers to adverse impacts.
The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers joined the Equipment Dealers Assn. in a commitment to provide comprehensive service information tools to end users of farm equipment for tractors and combines in model year 2021.
Alyn Brown of Level Up Development, who is also a technology contributor to Rural Lifestyle Dealer, highlights products that stood out to him at the 2019 GIE+Expo, including equipment from Mean Green, Ariens, Bad Boy and Ferris.
Yanmar was founded in 1912 and developed the world's first commercially viable small diesel engine in 1933. The diesel engine has continued as our core business ever since, our key tool in the rationalization and modernization of agriculture, fishing and industry.
Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide. STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world.