Remote control machines are not new to our industry. What’s new and unique about the system we have developed is that the machine can be used in both manned and remote control with the turn of a key.

Why is dual use  important?  In some  high risk applications,  where  the  possibility of rollover is assessed  as high, the  use of a remote  control machine may be the  best  or only option. Remote control operation  can also be beneficial when working to an edge, ie working next to a concrete pavement,  as the  operator  has clearer  visibility of the  roller’s  drum  edge.  However, whilst the remote  control system is a practical solution for some works, in most normal applications manned operation is acceptable and more efficient.

Currently, Conplant has  several functional prototypes  on  in-field trials including  2.5 tonne  and 4.5 tonne Ammann tandem  rollers and  7 tonne  Ammann single drum rollers but the system is capable of being fitted right up to 28 tonne single drum rollers.

If you’re operating in a high risk application, our remote control systems with integrated ROPS2 (Roll Over Preventative System) can help you control your risk.
Check out the Earthmover & Civil Contractor Magazine’s article here