Farmers operating John Deere tractors have been fighting against John
Deere's repair monopoly for years. Device manufacturers don't want
people repairing their own stuff and they've taken pains to make it
difficult to do so. Newer John Deere equipment comes loaded with
software and firmware that make it impossible for farmers to fix their
own equipment. Instead, they have to call an authorized dealer and
wait for them to show up -- a fix that's too slow and too costly for a
Why even buy a tractor (or other equipment) if you have this problem? I have not heard about this problem in EU, Canada and so on. Is this unique to America? Hence my question, why do American famers even buy tractors from John Deere?