Keeping your fleet moving and organized are some of the most important factors that lead to a growing equipment infrastructure. Which is why as of July 14, 2021, John Deere now offers all current and new JDLink™ subscribers the logistics software at no additional charge.
Whether you’re a Papé Machinery Construction and Forestry or Papé Machinery Agriculture and Turf customer, any compatible JDLink machine in a customer’s organization will now have access to the assortment of features provided by JDLink. With JDLink, John Deere operators have access to a slew of helpful analytics and planning aids like:
Data sharing across your fleet with no additional costs, renewals, or subscription fees.
Easy equipment and machine synchronization so that your entire fleet is accounted for.
Streamlined connectivity between your fleet on JDLink and your John Deere Operations Center account.
Regarding JDLink, James Leibold, product marketing manager, connected solutions at John Deere says:
“John Deere has offered telematics for well over a decade and the boost in machine monitoring and machine uptime has been an overwhelming benefit to our customers. With the next phase of our JDLink™ offering, we are making it easier for customers to manage their fleets. Instead of needing to keep track of renewal dates by each machine, owners and fleet managers can look at monitoring their equipment holistically and can focus on what’s important – keeping their job sites running.”
By connecting a customer’s fleets uniformly using JDLink, customers have a single location they can visit to see everything that’s happening with their fleet of equipment, and how all the pieces are working together.
"This change enables customers to unlock the full value from Connected Support and precision ag technology on their farm," said Jennifer Badding, manager, precision ag for John Deere.
Badding added, "Previously for each machine, customers had to choose the right subscription, timeframe, and price. Activations took many steps and each subscription renewal had to be separately managed. Because of the extra steps required, some customers let their subscriptions lapse or they passed on the opportunity to connect their machines. As a result, these customers have been missing out on the value of Connected Support and precision agriculture.
As construction, farming, and forestry continue to grow, allowing open access to JDLink and its suite of analytics and logistics-focused information will better organize the entirety of operations across industries.
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“What pattern are the controls in?” It’s a common question for those that rent excavators. For operators who are used to excavator controls or backhoe controls, using the opposite can be challenging and can cost productivity. Luckily, switching the control pattern on a John Deere excavator is quick and easy to do.
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