A stolen JCB fitted with a tracking device has been found eight miles away hidden in woods off the A46 in Market Rasen. The £45,000 to £50,000 JCB loader – which was fitted with a LiveLink satellite tracking device – was stolen from a farm off High Street, Caenby, in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, January 16.
It was discovered hours later the same day thanks to real-time location information. The farm owner was alerted to the theft via text message. Tracking then revealed it had been driven and hidden in Market Rasen.
The police, LiveLink and JCB dealer Peacock and Binnington teamed up to recover the machine and its attachments. Peacock and Binnington company director Andrew Whiteley said: “The recovery of this stolen machine in a matter of hours of the theft proves beyond a doubt the benefit of the JCB LiveLink system.”
JCB LiveLink is an advanced telematics system that enables their large and medium machine operators to better protect their machines and accurately monitor and improve performance. In conjunction with this, JCB and Microlise have designed a new product called LiveLink Lite. Intended specifically to meet the needs of JCB Dealers and customers who operate smaller JCB machines for which the other LiveLink products are not suited.
The LiveLink Lite product provides the user features such as: Machine location, Operating Hours monitoring and reporting, Tow-away alerts, Real-time geo-fence and curfew alerts, Emailed service reports, and Email & text security alerts. All to provide JCB customers with: enhanced machine security and theft recovery, improved control of machine usage & maintenance planning and reduced VOR through improved product support.
LiveLink Lite is currently available as an after market fitted solution consisting of two parts, the system hardware (ECU) and a messaging service agreement (MSA) and can be purchased from any JCB Dealership (see below for contact details)
For more details on the LiveLink Solutions and to contact JCB click here.