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John Deere FarmSight will connect equipment, owners, operators, dealers and agricultural consultants.

John Deere FarmSight will connect equipment, owners, operators, dealers and agricultural consultants.

Lisbon, June 2011 - John Deere is launching a new global suite of advanced technologies under the name John Deere FarmSight, designed to help optimise machine and farm operations.

The John Deere FarmSight strategy integrates wireless technology into arable and livestock farms, the contractor’s business and the John Deere dealership to a much deeper level than ever before. In the future, John Deere FarmSight will connect equipment, owners, operators, dealers and agricultural consultants in order to enhance productivity and increase efficiency, by sharing information as well as sustainable practices to help reduce overall input costs.

In strategic terms, John Deere FarmSight will provide integrated solutions in the areas of Machine Optimisation, Logistics Optimisation and Ag Decision Support. These will include user-friendly monitors, sensors and wireless networks for machinery, and agronomic data to facilitate operational decision making.

One of the first John Deere FarmSight elements will be the newly established JDLink Inside telematics system. This includes hardware and a JDLink Ultimate subscription for the following John Deere product ranges:

  • New Stage IIIB compliant John Deere 8R Series and 7R Series tractors
  • New model year 2012 Stage IIIB compliant John Deere W660, all T Series and all S Series combines from John Deere Werke Zweibrücken
  • Model year 2012 self-propelled forage harvesters from Zweibrücken

Besides remote monitoring of a machine’s location, fuel consumption and status, JDLink Ultimate also enables remote diagnostics via John Deere’s exclusive Service Advisor Remote technology. The machine automatically generates message alerts via e-mail or mobile phone (SMS) when service or maintenance is required.

Based on the machine owner’s preference, message alerts can be sent directly to the owner/fleet manager, the John Deere dealer or both. This entirely new level of service increases the efficiency of machine diagnostics, maintenance and repair, and therefore reduces machine downtime.

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