The short little red wire with two soldered ends saved farmer John Gehrer $6,700 in parts plus installation costs, he says.  He feels the mechanical components on new implements have become so reliable that we are now sending good equipment to the wrecker because the electronics are too expensive to repair.  |  John Gehrer photo

A farmer’s perspective on repair

I did not realize until now that there was quite as big a “movement” about aftermarket repair. I have talked to a few mechanics who repair mostly John Deere farm equipment, and they say up to 2006 they can get into most farm machinery computers. I get the sense that these guys are low profile […] Read more