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Farmers Are Buying 40-Year-Old Tractors Because They’re Repairable

When a brand new John Deere tractors breaks down, you need a computer to fix it. When a John Deere tractor manufactured in 1979 breaks down, you can repair it yourself or buy another old John Deere tractor. Farming equipment—like televisions, cars, and even toothbrushes—now often comes saddled with a computer. VICE News, 7 Jan 2020. [More…]


Below is a video from February 2018 about farmers who are learning to repair their own tractors and farm equipment.

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By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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