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This is not an anti-tech movement
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:28:49 PM »
For tech-weary Midwest farmers, 40-year-old tractors now a hot commodity
http://www.startribune.com/for-tech-weary-midwest-farmers-40-year-old-tractors-now-a-hot-commodity/566737082/

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Re: This is not an anti-tech movement
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:54:46 PM »
You would think China, or Turkey or maybe some country we haven't alienated, would start importing to the US simple, reliable, low tech tractors.  Especially if demand keeps up for the vintage machines.

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Re: This is not an anti-tech movement
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 09:57:29 AM »
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Re: This is not an anti-tech movement
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 11:06:32 AM »
A friend of mine bought a small Chinese tractor with a front end loader, to replace his old 1950's grey and red Ford.  He used it for clearing snow on his rural driveway and bush-hogging.  It was reliable, simple and well built.  I don't know the brand. 

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Re: This is not an anti-tech movement
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 09:24:01 PM »
I use to know a Philippine national who became very rich shipping old heavy equipment from North America into Asia.  I suppose today he could reverse the flow (at least for farm tractors) and make more money.