When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers hold a monopoly over. In this episode of State of Repair, Motherboard goes to Nebraska to talk to the farmers and mechanics who are fighting large manufacturers like John Deere for the right to access the diagnostic software they need to repair their tractors. WATCH NEXT: The Pinball Doctors, the Last Arcade Technicians in NYC – https://vice.video/2DRls2X Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardtv More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Related PostsJohn deere | Farm | Tractor | Agriculture | Vertical Tillage Double FoldMost Profitable For Farmers Is Hydroponics Gardening- WhyJohn Deere CHILDREN Tractor on DUTY Gardening by JACK JACK (5)Local Flowers, Local Farmers: A Growing American MovementCase IH Autonomous Concept Farming TractorCitywide HVAC Repair at Hellman’s Mayonnaise Plant Chicago
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