/ JD Right to Repair #11
- May 27, 2006
- Kubota M9540, Ford 3910FWD, Ford 555A, JD2210
Smaller farms that may only plant a few hundred acres are almost extinct here. If you aren't farming at least a thousand it's impossible to afford the equipment required to farm. Not saying there aren't farms operating with older equipment. Just saying the "small" farm is almost gone.I see this affecting the smaller family farms more than larger family or corporate farms since larger farms tend to lease equipment vs smaller farms owning equipment. Most leases I have been exposed to have some language about service and maintenance so they get priority on service while small guys sit and wait or keep running older equipment that is getting more and more wore out.
Yes technology is great when it works but the tough question to answer is what is return on investment for smaller farms that may only plant a few hundred acres vs a few thousand.