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ADVERTISEMENT Connected communities and technology makes theft more difficult rt's a horrible feeling being the victim of theft, knowing that -some people feel they can help themselves to your property that you worked honestly and hard to earn. Early one Sunday morning recently, some low-lifes decided they had the nefarious right to take AGrowQuip's brand new John Deere Golf Greens mower and trailer. Both were parked in a secure lockup facility in Palmerston North and were last seen being towed away by a white Ford, accompanied by two other vehicles. CONECTED SOPPORT YRACTOR AGrowQuip notified the Police, and reached out to the community through Facebook and Instagram posts asking for help. The community reaction was unbelievable, says AGrowQuip CEO Boun Khamwanthong. "We received over 26,000 views shared across numerous platforms, and we were receiving notifications of sightings of our property all the way to the thieves' home address. "Good New Zealanders have Stolen tractor: A brand new John Deere Golf Greens mower similar to that stolen from AGrowQuip in Palmerston North. Window cling on tractor: The Connected Support decal indicates the machine contains a Telematics terminal called JDLink that provides valuable machine information, and enables features for AGrowQuip to better support you. AGrowQuip staff members who went to the thieves' address to standard product in all new John Deere cab tractors. Through JDLink, your tractor is connected to the cloud to alow you to better manage your tractor. AGrowQuip's Cambridge-based Precision Ag manager, Dale Holmes, is dedicated to helping farmers make the most of this advanced technology. Through your mobile or web apps you can locate your tractor, receive notifications and work plans. GEO Fencing is a particularly exciting function; use it to set a perimeter that will send an alert if your tractor leaves a certain geographical area such as your farm, or set a curfew if the machine does not return to a specific location on time. As well as allowing you to track your stolen tractor via your mobile app, GEO Fencing also has a health and safety benefit. The curfew function will alert you if a farm worker using the tractor does not return to the shed as expected; if they have had a health problem or accident, this may be the earliest notification that something is your tractor's error messages and notify you or the dealer if there is an error that may not have been picked up by the operator. After studying symptoms and fault conditions for 15-plus years, John Deere has developed a diagnostic system to alert you prior to a problem with your machine. Early fault detection can allow repairs recover the John Deere mower and trailer. "The Police are under- resourced, especially in our rural communities, and were not available to assist to recover the property at the time, which made the community support all the more valuable to AGrowQuip," says Mr Khamwanthong. Connecting community support and technology such as social media or machine tracking will make theft more difficult. had enough of this degenerate behaviour. By supporting each other we can show we will not accept these actions." AGrowQuip thanks everyone that helped, especially the three people who went out of their way to supply the information to track the thieves, and the two to be made before the fault causes wrong. In addition to machine tracking, Connected Support can monitor other more costly, time-consuming issues. Best of all, JDLink is a free subscription on almost all new cab tractors from AGrowQuip. John Deere Connected Support has many functions and is a ADVERTISEMENT Connected communities and technology makes theft more difficult rt's a horrible feeling being the victim of theft, knowing that -some people feel they can help themselves to your property that you worked honestly and hard to earn. Early one Sunday morning recently, some low-lifes decided they had the nefarious right to take AGrowQuip's brand new John Deere Golf Greens mower and trailer. Both were parked in a secure lockup facility in Palmerston North and were last seen being towed away by a white Ford, accompanied by two other vehicles. CONECTED SOPPORT YRACTOR AGrowQuip notified the Police, and reached out to the community through Facebook and Instagram posts asking for help. The community reaction was unbelievable, says AGrowQuip CEO Boun Khamwanthong. "We received over 26,000 views shared across numerous platforms, and we were receiving notifications of sightings of our property all the way to the thieves' home address. "Good New Zealanders have Stolen tractor: A brand new John Deere Golf Greens mower similar to that stolen from AGrowQuip in Palmerston North. Window cling on tractor: The Connected Support decal indicates the machine contains a Telematics terminal called JDLink that provides valuable machine information, and enables features for AGrowQuip to better support you. AGrowQuip staff members who went to the thieves' address to standard product in all new John Deere cab tractors. Through JDLink, your tractor is connected to the cloud to alow you to better manage your tractor. AGrowQuip's Cambridge-based Precision Ag manager, Dale Holmes, is dedicated to helping farmers make the most of this advanced technology. Through your mobile or web apps you can locate your tractor, receive notifications and work plans. GEO Fencing is a particularly exciting function; use it to set a perimeter that will send an alert if your tractor leaves a certain geographical area such as your farm, or set a curfew if the machine does not return to a specific location on time. As well as allowing you to track your stolen tractor via your mobile app, GEO Fencing also has a health and safety benefit. The curfew function will alert you if a farm worker using the tractor does not return to the shed as expected; if they have had a health problem or accident, this may be the earliest notification that something is your tractor's error messages and notify you or the dealer if there is an error that may not have been picked up by the operator. After studying symptoms and fault conditions for 15-plus years, John Deere has developed a diagnostic system to alert you prior to a problem with your machine. Early fault detection can allow repairs recover the John Deere mower and trailer. "The Police are under- resourced, especially in our rural communities, and were not available to assist to recover the property at the time, which made the community support all the more valuable to AGrowQuip," says Mr Khamwanthong. Connecting community support and technology such as social media or machine tracking will make theft more difficult. had enough of this degenerate behaviour. By supporting each other we can show we will not accept these actions." AGrowQuip thanks everyone that helped, especially the three people who went out of their way to supply the information to track the thieves, and the two to be made before the fault causes wrong. In addition to machine tracking, Connected Support can monitor other more costly, time-consuming issues. Best of all, JDLink is a free subscription on almost all new cab tractors from AGrowQuip. John Deere Connected Support has many functions and is a