Telematics option for skid steers, compact track loaders

For the first time, JDLink is available as a factory-installed option on all new large-frame John Deere G-Series skid steers (330G, 332G) and compact track loaders (331G, 333G).

JDLink remotely connects owners and managers to their equipment, providing valuable insight needed to increase profit on every job site.

“John Deere has invested heavily over the last decade to become a leading technology solutions provider, not just a manufacturer that produces world-class machines,” said Paul Garcia, John Deere WorkSight product manager. “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. 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.”

The telematics solution is installed as the machine is being built in Dubuque, Iowa, and is an alternative solution to the commonly known aftermarket “slap and track” method.
Increased vehicle security is the top benefit from JDLink for compact equipment. Smaller machines have some of the highest theft rates for construction machines and the JDLink system enables geofencing and curfews that provide an instant alert if the machine is out of customer-defined bounds.

Customers also like to remotely monitor fuel and DEF to know when a machine needs refueling. Customers can use hours and location to track and manage preventive maintenance in the in-base Maintenance Manager application that includes a single click for online parts ordering from their local John Deere dealer.