Trimble and John Deere announce integration of telematics technologies

Trimble is integrating its LOADRITE L2180 payload scale for John Deere four-wheel-drive loaders with John Deere's JDLink Ultimate telematics system.

Trimble and Deere & Company's Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division have announced the integration of the LOADRITE L2180 payload scale for John Deere four-wheel-drive loaders with the JDLink Ultimate telematics system - part of the John Deere WorkSight suite of business optimization solutions. Scale integration with JDLink gives quarry and aggregate operations instant access to production information in real time through their JDLink Ultimate online interface. JDLink Ultimate enables remote analysis of this production information to help increase loading efficiency and track material movement for improved profitability.

Integration with the JDLink Ultimate interface and the LOADRITE L2180 includes information such as total bucket loads, trucks loaded, and totals by material in addition to other JDLink data. The LOADRITE L2180 for John Deere system has a separate monitor in the cab and accommodates an optional printer for outputting load tickets or end-of-shift reports in the field.

"John Deere WorkSight turns data into solutions to optimize machines, uptime, and customers' jobsites," says Liz Quinn, Product Marketing Manager, John Deere WorkSight. "Utilizing JDLink telematics, we're able to bring LOADRITE L2180 for John Deere payload reports straight to the quarry manager in the office, giving the customer more visibility to operations; which is incredibly valuable for making quick adjustments to cycle times or watching production trends over time."

"The collaboration between Trimble Loadrite and John Deere reinforces our commitment to serving machinery manufacturers and their customers with the tools to maximize loader utilization. This recognizes Loadrite as the market leading scale provider across a wide range of machine sizes, brands and uses in construction, mining or aggregate sectors," says Johan Smet, General Manager of Trimble LOADRITE.
With machine data from the four-wheel-drive loader and payload data from the LOADRITE L2180 scale now available in a single interface, managers can easily optimize loading performance.

The LOADRITE L2180 for John Deere scale is available now on all 444K-844K models. Additionally, all Z-Bar and High-Lift K-Series Loaders shipped by John Deere will be pre-wired for simple installation of the LOADRITE L2180 system.