John Deere Trucks and the Right to Repair

Back in that old, dusty world of 2018, John Deere, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and the Equipment Dealers Association made a commitment to right to repair. How has that been going? Here’s a report from MOTHERBOARD:

This was a big deal in the farm world. In California, The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (which represents authorized dealers in seven western states) signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the California Farm Bureau that enshrined this statement of principles, printed out a giant poster of it, and then displayed it in a signing ceremony and photo-op. It was seen as a grand compromise, and farmers were the winners….. It is now three years later. The agreement is supposed to be in effect. No right to repair legislation has been passed. Deere, the dealers, and the manufacturers got what they wanted. And, yet, farmers are still struggling to get anything promised in the agreement.

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