Repair Association Backs Farmers Seeking to Unlock Tractor Software
APRIL 19, 2017
As technology advances, what used to be a simple repair is now much more complex, often involving computer troubleshooting as much as a mechanical work. The issue: A farmer who purchases a tractor gets a key to the engine, but its software—a critical component in modern-day tractors, for example, is self-steering through GPS—stays behind a proprietary lock. Andy Goodman of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association is on the other side of the tractor debate.