Claas offers Big Brother-style monitoring for farm kit

German manufacturer Claas has introduced a free monitoring systems within its Telematics software.

The new remote service function will allow dealers to remotely monitor machines, analyse error messages and book in maintenance intervals to avoid delays, we’re told.

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Launched in time for this year’s cereal harvest, the service is available on all Lexion and Tucano combines, Jaguar foragers and large Xerion and Axion tractors built since October 2017.

The service is free, but still requires the customer’s permission to ignite the software and can be functional for the first five years of the machine’s life.