‘Right-to-repair’ debate continues


‘Right-to-repair’ debate continues

Brownfield’s Ken Anderson interviews Western Equipment Dealers Association CEO John Schmeiser at the Western Farm Show in Kansas City.

The debate continues over farmers’ right to repair their own farm equipment. 

John Schmeiser, CEO of the Western Equipment Dealers Association, says “right-to-repair” is a misnomer.  He says it’s more about “right-to-modify”.

“The EPA has some standards on Tier 4 engines and the right-to-repair leaders are kind of looking at ‘what can we do to modify our equipment to get around some of those standards’,” Schmeiser says. “We take a strong position that that’s not in the best interest of the customer, their equipment, or the industry.”

Twenty-two states are currently considering right-to-repair legislation.

“Bottom line is, a customer does have the right to repair their equipment right now. But the industry is strongly against any right-to-modify, to get away from EPA standards,” Schmeiser says.

Brownfield interviewed Schmeiser at the Western Farm Show in Kansas City.

AUDIO: John Schmeiser

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