Machinery manufacturers John Deere and Claas, along with software developer 365FarmNet, have made the Data Connect machinery data-sharing platform commercially available.
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It allows users to view information such as fuel levels and machinery locations on different platforms, which will be music to the ears of those running mixed-brand fleets.
The cloud-based system lets users select their preferred platform and, once they are connected, all machines, regardless of manufacturer, appear automatically. The developers say further partners and functions will be announced soon.