Extending Your In-Equipment Tech

Construction equipment manufacturers continue to deliver new technology inside equipment, changing the way processes are done at the construction jobsite.

As one example, John Deere extended its JDLink in-base subscription service from three to five years on construction and forestry machines. The update is a result of increased interest in technology and the integration of 4G hardware in John Deere equipment. The extension also allows the manufacturer to stay connected with machines beyond the warranty period and unlocks additional functionality and value for contractors.

The JDLink connection is foundational to John Deere and the ability to monitor the contractor’s machine and improve uptime. JDLink is a telematics system designed to remotely connect owners and managers to their equipment and to provide alerts and machine information, including location, utilization, performance and maintenance data to manage where and how equipment is used.

The JDLink equipment management solution is a part of WorkSight, a technology tool that helps contractors be more productive, avoid downtime and keep costs low with advice and support from a dealer.

Equipment covered in this extension includes backhoe loaders, crawler dozers, excavators, motor graders, scraper systems, tractor loaders, wheel loaders and many other machine forms. A three-year option will remain for skid steer loaders and compact track loaders. This is just one example of telematics being used in construction equipment and improving the technology of the equipment.

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