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Grandson of John Deere inventor says “would support our Right to Repair” @JohnDeere

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Opinion: my Grandfather’s John Deere would support our Right to Repair | The Security Ledger.

Willie Cade’s grandfather, Theo, an engineer at John Deere, helped invent the manure spreader. His grandson thinks John Deere’s efforts to kill right to repair legislation is what stinks.

My grandfather, Theo Brown, a legendary John Deere engineer, pioneered and patented the manure spreader in 1915… but what John Deere is spreading these days really stinks.
If my grandfather saw how John Deere was undermining farmers’ rights to repair their equipment, well, I think he’d remind the people at Deere’s headquarters in Moline, Illinois, of the values that built that company from the start: dedication to the customer.

Willie Cade is the Founder of the Electronics Reuse Conference and the CEO of Graceful Development Solutions. He is the grandson of Theo Brown, inventor of the manure spreader, who registered 158 patents during his life.

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