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, i.e. 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.