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John Deere now offering JDLink connectivity service for free


July 19, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Deere says it is improving performance and uptime through updates to the JDLink platform. Photo: John Deere

John Deere is improving the ability for customers to maximize machine performance and uptime through updates to the JDLink platform.

As of July 14, customers will no longer need to renew their JDLink connectivity service subscription and can enable the service on any compatible machine in their organization at no additional charge.

Minimizing downtime

Additionally, once customers enable JDLink connectivity, they can select to automatically activate all future compatible models, further streamlining fleet management. With this update to the JDLink service offering, it is easier than ever before for customers to maximize machine productivity and minimize downtime.

“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,” said James Leibold, product marketing manager, connected solutions, John Deere.

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“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.”

What it does

Available on most new models, John Deere’s JDLink telematics solution delivers valuable fleet insights directly into the hands of the machine owner or fleet manager.

The JDLink service enables customers access to vital data, such as machine location and utilization, time in idle, fuel level, upcoming maintenance, machine alerts, and more, all from a web or mobile platform.

Beyond machine monitoring, the JDLink solution also enables John Deere Connected Support, enabling the dealer to remotely identify critical issues and take action minimizing potential downtime or by remotely sending software payloads to ensure the machine is running efficiently.

To learn more about JDLink features as well as the full line of John Deere construction equipment, visit https://www.JohnDeere.com/ or contact a local dealer. The specific services, tools, and features available may vary depending on location and machines.