The equipment industry is committed to providing the necessary tools to diagnose and repair equipment to reduce downtime and increase productivity.
The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA), the nonprofit trade association representing agricultural, industrial, material handling, hardware, lumber, outdoor power and rental equipment dealers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, announced today it has entered into a professional development training partnership with Idaho-based THE TRAINING A.S.P.E.C.T.
The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) today announced its selection of OPOC.us (One Point of Care) to assist FWEDA members with their health insurance and other employee benefits needs.
Given the ease of acquiring the applications necessary to modify power and emissions features across the equipment and vehicle industry, many people seem surprised to find it’s a violation of the Clean Air Act to manufacture, sell or install parts that bypass, defeat or render inoperative any emissions control device.
Tinkering with tractors has taken on new life in the face of technology. Increased productivity and reduced downtime replace the simplicity of hands-on repairs. This evolution brought about by technology sparked the heated debate over a customer’s Right-to-Repair equipment taking the country by storm.
From the outside looking in, people are often surprised how advanced technology dominates the equipment landscape. Notebook computers with complex software are now the tool of choice to diagnose and in some cases adjust, reset or make minor repairs. More comprehensive diagnostics and repairs require authorized providers to service machinery in person.
As farm equipment becomes more high-tech and computerized, diagnosing and fixing even simple problems often requires farmers to rely on equipment dealers’ shops to do the work, resulting in longer downtimes and lost productivity.
Far West Equipment Dealers Association signed an agreement with the California Farm Bureau Federation memorializing an industry commitment to support customers in diagnosing and repairing their equipment.