The major ag equipment brands were represented in a virtual roundtable discussion at Commodity Classic. AGCO Vice President Bill Hurley addressed the customer’s ‘right to repair.’ Hurley said the issue is complicated by emissions and safety standards. “If something is modified an incorrect way, who bears the liability for that?” During this same roundtable, John Deere Senior Vice President David Gilmore offered thoughts on the next 20 years in the farm equipment business. “The technology we implement is really going to be the ones that solve real-life problems for farmers and make their jobs easier.” Gilmore said that includes autonomous equipment, robotics and artificial intelligence.
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