John Deere announced on July 7 that it would be extending its JDLink Ultimate Service base subscription from three to five years. The company is working to develop solutions for customers who are increasingly adopting new technology and using equipment for extended periods of time.
The equipment covered under the extension includes the 250D-II, 300D-II, 370E, 410E and 460E articulated dump trucks; 1050K crawler dozer; 470G, 670G and 870G excavators; and 744K-II, 824K-II, 844K-II and 944K wheel loaders. JDLink is a system that remotely connects owners to their equipment. In turn, they can receive alerts and machine updates from out in the field.
"Production-scale customers are different,” said Jena Holtberg-Benge, director of John Deere WorkSight. “They work in high-volume, high-production situations, so they need their equipment to run longer and harder than ever — sometimes around the clock. These customers told us they have a different set of needs, and we listened. We responded by providing the two additional years of JDLink Ultimate, more proof that we are partnering with our customers and our dealers to make sure their machines stay up and running."
JDLink is a part of John Deere WorkSight, a technology solution that’s designed to reduce downtime and operating costs.
In addition to providing updates, JDLink can give operators insight into the location of their machines, as well as how the equipment is being used. Those who want to learn more about the base subscription extension are advised to visit www.JohnDeere.com or contact their local John Deere dealer.