New Holland adds telematics option
New Holland’s FleetForce telematics system allows fleet managers to monitor the location and usage of each machine, set geo-fencing, curfews and other alerts to detect unauthorised movement, optimise maintenance and simplify back office administration.
The system can be specified on a range of products to map the location of each machine and monitor the engine load, fuel consumption, idling times, running hours and other parameters.
It can identify under- or over-used items and enable fleet managers to compare the performance of similar machines or identify trends in fuel use. Hire companies can also use the system to check for weekend use.
Updates are transmitted from each machine every 10 minutes, while out-of-parameter alerts or unauthorised movement alarms are instantaneous. Running hour information can be used to plan maintenance and New Holland dealers also have access to service scheduling and machine health information for diagnostics and troubleshooting.
FleetForce is available on two- or three-year subscription.