To help counter the increasing problem of tractor and machinery theft, John Deere has announced that all its Mannheim-built tractors will be fitted with the official CESAR Scheme Datatag security system as standard, starting later this year. This will cover all 5M and 5R Series utility tractors from 70 to 100hp, as well as larger 6030 Standard and Premium Series, 7430 and 7530 models. John Deere dealers will also be trained to install Datatag on other product lines in due course, where it is not available ex-factory.
Datatag ID Limited, which operates the CESAR (Construction & Agricultural Equipment Security and Registration) scheme, is the European market leader in security identity systems for a range of manufacturing sectors, including ATVs, motorcycles and scooters, horseboxes and trailers, and construction and plant equipment.
CESAR already has wide support in the agricultural and construction markets, including the backing of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), as well as the police, the Home Office and the British Machinery Insurers Association (BMIA). The AEA announced its support for the scheme and the Datatag security system last year, in association with the CEA.
On installation of the Datatag system, unique tamperproof CESAR registration plates are prominently fitted to the tractor to deter theft or vandalism, along with additional state of the art ID technology, including miniature transponders, Datadots and a unique forensic DNA solution. John Deere dealers will keep individual records of Datatagged machines, and details of any stolen CESAR-registered machines can be circulated by Datatag worldwide to 187 countries via Europol and Interpol from its secure 24/7 accredited database and call centre, which is supported by the Home Office and police.
Leading insurance companies, including NFU Mutual, have already indicated that discounts are available for Datatagged equipment, with further reductions for machines fitted with additional tracking and immobiliser systems.
Individual door keys are already available for John Deere tractors, as well as anti-vandal kits to lock the bonnet, side shield, fuel tank, transmission oil reservoir and hydraulic oil reservoir, which are sold through the JDParts system.
For further details and/or photographs, please contact:
John Deere Limited
Tel: 01949 860491
Fax: 01949 860490