New software to Link in farmers with JD dealers
Published 29/02/2012 | 06:00
John Deere's new range of FarmSight technologies, designed to help optimise machinery and farm operations, will be the main focus of the company's stand at next month's Precision Farming Event.
FarmSight integrates wireless technology into both the arable farmer's business and the John Deere dealerships.
The concept is aimed at linking the equipment, owners, operators, dealers and agricultural consultants in order to enhance productivity.
The technology includes user-friendly monitors, sensors and wireless networks for machinery, and agronomic data to facilitate operational decision making.
One example is the telematics machine monitoring system. This web-based idea includes hardware and the 8R, 7R, and W660 series, along with T and S series combines, and self-propelled forage harvesters are being supplied with a complementary subscription for the machine's first year.
Besides remote monitoring of a machine's location, fuel consumption and status, JDLink Ultimate also enables remote diagnostics.
This system allows the machine to automatically generates message alerts via email or mobile phone (SMS) when a service or maintenance is required.
Based on the machine owner's preference, message alerts can be sent directly to the owner or fleet manager, the John Deere dealer or both.