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Operations Center & Connectivity

What is the John Deere Operations Center?

The John Deere Operations Center is a digital farm management tool that helps you make better, smarter, more informed business decisions. It works with all units, drives efficiencies, saves real money per hectare - and it’s FREE. 

When you purchase a John Deere tractor from Ripon Farm Services, it comes with the ‘My John Deere’ platform connecting your unit, the business owner or farm manager, an agronomist and our technology team in order to help you drive innovative improvements to your business efficiency.

What can it do?

Starting with information laid down via our innovative boundary mapping service, the operations centre can capture the work that’s being done in each individual field operation. Enabling the farm manager and agronomist to login to ‘My John Deere’ to review the history of the field, interpret the data regarding productivity, yield, speed rates etc. and a make informed and accurate planning decisions on future activity.  

Unbeatable mechanical support

In order to keep your business moving and reduce downtime, the John Deere operation system enables us to login and see mechanical data, service history, pre-empt potential issues and keep your units working and your business moving.

How can it benefit me?

Ripon Farm Service specialist experience and expertise with the ‘My John Deere’ Operations Center platform helps busy, hard-working farmers to drive efficiencies in their business by

  • Tracking jobs and sending data wirelessly
  • Managing machines and sharing field data
  • Analysing fields instantly and making smarter decisions

JDLink Modems

JDLink Modems connect your machines for fast data transfer and connects your entire fleet regardless of equipment brand or age. 

JDLink connections allow machine and field data to flow automatically to the John Deere Operations Center™. With a JDLink connection, you are always connected to the work in progress and can make timely adjustments to keep things moving, whether you are cultivating, planting, applying, harvesting, managing your fleet, or maintaining your property.

The JDLink Modems seamlessly deliver valuable location, machine performance, and agronomic data (John Deere Display required) to the John Deere Operations Center where you can manage your operation, keep your machines running at peak performance and share data with agronomists, dealers, and others if you choose.

M Modem

The JDLink M Modem is an easy-to-install, cost effective product that brings connectivity to compatible machines in your fleet - regardless of brand or age.

The M modem is an option for you if:

  • Your run older machines that didn’t come with a built-in modem
  • You own a mixed fleet and want all your data to go into the Operations Center


R Modem

The JDLink R Modem is ideally suited for advanced telematics, applications such as machine health monitoring, advanced logistics, machine control and remote diagnostics. 

The JDLink R Modem is the recommended 2G or 3G upgrade solution for most situations. The R Modem has been designed to work with the existing brackets and mounting locations on most equipment types. The high performance antena is required for Machine Sync. 

John Deere Operations Center Updates

John Deere regularly release new software updates for the John Deere Operations Center, usually 3 times a year. Check back here for the latest update information. 


  • July 2023 update


    JDLink automatic enrollment - Customers creating new John Deere accounts can now select the option to have JDLink Connectivity turned on automatically for compatible equipment currently in their organisation and for any that may be added in the future.

    Activate JDLink while adding equipment - Customers can now connect their equipment with JDLink when they are adding it to their organisation. 


    Previous location history shows as a line - Monitoring where your machines have been is now easier with lines where they have been when you select a date range that is more than one day. The lines also have directional arrows so you can see which route your machines have taken. 

    Custom alerts on the mobile app - You can now set a speed and idle threshold for each machine. When the machine has been sitting idle longer than what the threshold is set for, or the machine speed exceeds the speed threshold that was set, a push notification is sent to your mobile decide via Operations Center. 


    Operator and Equipment Information - You can now track work by operator, helping to answer who is the most productive operator whilst making sure the job quality has not suffered. 

Want to get started with Ops Center?

Our Technology team is on hand to help. Contact us today to learn how technology can deliver for you:

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