AgNerds: Bluetooth Alert — Your Lawn Mower Needs an Oil Change

iOS 7 GUI PSD (iPhone 5S/C)We’re in the midst of a smartphone app era, some as trivial as games of pursuit, others as significant as financial management. In agriculture, we’ve seen the use of apps truly grow, from a few simple calculators to tablet displays. But, some apps seem to make the mainstream market before spreading their roots into agriculture.

That’s certainly the case the Cub Cadet’s new app. It’s a Bluetooth app that alerts owners about oil changes, blade maintenance, air filter replacements and other routine maintenance. It records task in a maintenance log, provides access to product registration, do-it-yourself maintenance instructions, click-to-call customer service, locations of nearby service centers, online purchase of parts and a mobile operator’s manual.

Here’s hoping agricultural equipment manufacturers and distributors jump on board to create something similar.

Filmed at TechTour Live: AgNition’s Peter Gredig and RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney meet up for another episode of AgNerds to discuss Cub Cadet’s new app, the agricultural implications and…the likelihood of autosteer on lawn tractors? 

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