Colorado is the first state in the country to pass a law giving farmers the right to repair their own equipment, a move aimed against major farm implement manufacturers who used software locks to discourage customers from repairing their own tractors.
Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill this week. The measure requires manufacturers to provide access to the parts, software, tools and even documentation allowing farmers or their independent repair shops to fix farm equipment reported the Verge.
Anyone who grew up on a farm knew firsthand the cost savings made when farmers did their own repairs on tractors, combines and other equipment, rather than relying on dealers in many cases.
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