John Deere is now offering its JDLink telematics system as a factory-installed option on all of its new large-frame G-Series Skid steers and compact track loaders.
Deere says the system, which allows owners to remotely keep track of machine location and key performance data, is installed as the machine is being built.
The factory-installed option is now available on Deere 330G an 332G skid steers and 331G and 333G compact track loaders.
“Our goal is to provide solutions, not just data, and our exclusive JDLink offering is the gateway to increased productivity, helping customers centrally and smartly manage their entire fleet and grow their business,” says Paul Garcia, John Deere WorkSight product manager. “Our customers asked for telematics capabilities on compact equipment, and we’re now delivering it as a factory option with a competitive, three-year subscription on our new large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders.”
On compact machines, Deere says the biggest immediate benefit to telematics is machine security through location tracking, noting that skid steers and CTLs “have some of the highest theft rates” among construction machines. Through JDLink owners can set up geofences and curfews that immediately alert the owner when these boundaries and time frames are broken by a machine.
JDLink also allows customers to remotely monitor fuel and DEF levels, along with fuel burn rates. The service also provides diagnostic code alerts and alerts when a machine needs attention for maintenance.