Midwest Farmers Are Tired of Tech-Loaded Tractors They Can’t Fix
Posted at 13:54h in F3 Tech
- The Star Tribune found that farmers are choosing to buy older tractors to save money and so that they can repair the tractors themselves.
- A new tractor can cost well over $150,000, while one built 40 some years ago with little use could cost a third of that.
- Tech-heavy new tractors often require a dealership repairman to make any necessary fixes.
Farmers are opting for older tractors as they’re easier to repair and cheaper than a new one, and that demand has caused a price spike for tractors built decades ago.
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