The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the Equipment Dealers Association announced Thursday a new industry commitment to giving farmers and ranchers the right to repair their machines.

The commitment aims to provide a comprehensive set of service information tools for tractors and combines put into service by model year 2021.

A set of principles released with the announcement outline the tools the initiative will make available through authorized dealers to allow farmers and ranchers to perform basic service, maintenance and repairs on their equipment. Those principles include manuals, product guides and service demonstrations, on-board diagnostics and diagnostics tools.

AEM President Dennis Slater says the initiative will provide customers with “commonsense solutions they have asked for,” to help them make simple repairs. The two organizations have also launched a website,, where farmers and ranchers can find more information.

Source;  NAFB News

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