Follow Fleet Health with CASE SiteWatch
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Telematics are meant to make it easier to maintain and manage equipment, but that relies on platforms that make this data easy to understand. In July, CASE Construction Equipment, Racine, Wisconsin, announced it had released the next generation of its SiteWatch telematics platform to do just that.
The updated platform offers a new dashboard with more intuitive navigation, as well as new overview sections that make it easier to quickly identify critical information. SiteWatch is available on the entire CASE equipment line, including rollers and wheel loaders, and complies with the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) 2.0 telematics standard, which ensures compatibility with mixed fleets.
CASE is easing the transition for longtime SiteWatch users by making it possible to switch from the new interface to the previous version for a limited time.
“Telematics data from construction equipment only helps if it’s easy to engage with and easy to understand when it’s presented to you,” says Richie Snyder, product marketing manager for construction equipment digital and precision solutions and telematics at CASE. “[SiteWatch] presents users with a high level of critical data on a very clear and intuitive dashboard, and then puts all critical machine and performance data within just a click or two.”
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In addition to the improved dashboard, SiteWatch continues to offer real-time alerts so fleet managers and business owners are aware of machine conditions that may require their attention, such as when a machine leaves the area where it’s supposed to be or requires maintenance.
SiteWatch makes it possible to know where each machine is at all times, so the fleet manager knows which equipment is on which job site. This feature can also improve equipment security by helping locate stolen equipment. It can also be used to identify unauthorized use. For example, managers can tell if a piece of machinery leaves its assigned job site on a Sunday when no work is being done.
“The unauthorized use of construction equipment opens its owners up to liability, not to mention the added wear and tear that unauthorized use puts on a machine,” reads CASE’s announcement. These instances can be identified by real-time alerts when a piece of machinery leaves a geofence or retroactively by looking at machine reports.
In addition to knowing the location of each piece of machinery, SiteWatch also knows its working status. For example, if a foreman on a job says they need to rent a wheel loader, the fleet manager can see if there might be a wheel loader on another job that isn’t being used.
“Knowing when and how equipment is being used can improve profitability/total cost of ownership for the equipment you already own, and help you make smarter equipment buying/renting decisions,” continues the announcement. SiteWatch’s historical view into machine use can also assist with bidding and estimating jobs.
Lastly, SiteWatch knows if any machinery requires maintenance or service and alerts the fleet manager or business owner in real time. Mechanics can also improve record keeping by replacing the service whiteboard in the shop with SiteWatch, which also makes it easier to keep records and share this information across the company as needed. It’s also possible for a company to grant its local CASE dealer access to the company’s SiteWatch data for a more proactive preventative maintenance partnership.
Contact your local CASE dealer for more details, or visit CaseCE.com/SiteWatch for more information.