The Power of the Connected Machine
Revolutionizing the relationship between field & farmer with John Deere Precision Ag technology solutions
It’s a connected world with an unending stream of collected and disseminated data. Never before has the power of this data been more accessible - and more useful - to agricultural producers. And this information is even more value to the dealers who service and support their customers.
Connected Machines Supporting Precision Ag
Precision agriculture continues to drive forward the technology used by today’s farmer. A connected machine allows immediate access to information about the machinery, from any computer, phone, or tablet. Critical operational information is available at an instant, and you don’t need to be in the cab. You can remotely monitor things like idle and operational hours, fuel levels, even pinpoint where the machine is located.
Planting data can be observed in real time, allowing the operator to make immediate adjustments if conditions warrant. Perhaps an inexperienced tractor operator is running at a higher engine speed than necessary... through telematics, the fleet manager can see this information remotely and contact the operator immediately.
Information collected can alert to an upcoming oil change, when a fuel filter needs changing, or when an upcoming service interval is approaching. This gives the farmer powerful insight that allows them to better schedule maintenance or know when it’s time to swap machinery. Armed with this information, equipment owners and dealers can schedule maintenance at intervals that don’t interrupt the work day.
Today’s telematics also deliver critical information to the dealer, telling the service technician exactly what service is needed. Precise equipment information can be accessed, ensuring that the service trip out to the field includes the right parts from the beginning. Diagnostics are done ahead of time, so technicians can get to work right away on the exact problem, instead of spending valuable time diagnosing the issue. Dedicated technicians monitoring the equipment remotely can even alert the operator to operational concerns.
Reduce Downtime with John Deere’s JDLink
As a John Deere dealer, Papé has intricate knowledge of JDLink, John Deere's telematics system that connects all models of machinery in the field with office and mobile devices. The technology is based on a modular telematics gateway (MTG) controller that collects and transmits data via cellular network, selective data points in near real-time.
Customers can keep track of their fleet, monitor work progress, manage logistics, access important machine information, analyze and optimize machine performance, receive alert SMS or eMail messages, perform remote operator support, and automate data exchange.
JDLink allows Papé technicians to remotely access machinery data, even in the field. Imagine it as an expert that’s looking over your shoulder and providing immediate information to help your equipment run more effectively and efficiently. While downtime is never 100% avoidable, knowing what might occur ahead of time can help reduce downtime with better fleet management. But rest assured that the data you gather is yours, and at any time you can control who has access to this information.
Making machines better
Data collection doesn’t just help producers operate their equipment more efficiently today, this valuable information can help guide the way to more productive equipment in the future.
With the approval of the customer, John Deere collects service and operating data about machinery. This real-world data is collected anonymously, allowing engineers to analyze what works and what needs improvement, whether it is a software update to provide more precise information, or a key hardware feature upgrade that’s necessary for the next model. The goal is to make machinery work better on the farm.
Telematics offered in today’s machinery harnesses significant amounts of data gathered to allow producers to work smarter, more efficiently, and more effectively. It’s a bottom-line savings that can pay dividends every day. Let the experts at Papé Machinery show you how you can make your data work for you.