Farmers are hacking their tractors so they can actually fix them - Roadshow

Posted by  $  nickursis 6 months ago to Business
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This is an interesting question, especially if JD says you have the right to repair your equipment. When these things costs upwards of 100K, you have to use it as much as possible to make it pay for itself. So, if you are sitting with it broke, and your customer service is not responding, is it wrong to look for alternative ways to "make it work". Scotty would be proud....I have a 13yo Massey Fergusin, and parts are rare and super expensive, so I look for any generic replacements I can, like oil filters they want 20.00 for 4.00 from a certain farm store.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 6 months ago
    I shutter to think of all the downed equipment, forever useless at the slightest hint of a natural EMP. A year ago, we had an elevated radio black out that took out the radar at airports in Australia and the surrounding area And a Banking system in southern Africa.
    Had that black out happened here...we'd all still be walking.
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