Trenching works for remote-controlled Bobcat loader

By Leila Steed27 July 2021

Bobcat T770 compact loader with remote control Vitrac Obra Pública’s new Bobcat T770 compact loader with the remote control system in Mallorca, Spain.

Vitrac Obra Pública has became the first company in Spain to use the new remote control system for compact loaders from Doosan Bobcat.  

Based on the island of Mallorca, the earthmoving and civil works specialist recently added Bobcat’s new remote control system and its T770 compact track loader with the WS32 wheel saw attachment.

The company made the investment so it could carry out trenching works on road projects across the island.

According to Vitrac, the combination of the 4.7 tonne T770 compact track loader, wheel saw and remote control unit provided an increased level of stability and safety, which it could not get with other equipment.

A spokesperson for the company said, “When making trenches, the remote control gives us better visibility of the work area and greater control of the environment in which we work. We can carry out the work more quickly with just one operator and there are fewer delays.

“Thanks to the external positioning of the operator who controls the loader, the attachment, as well as the entire environment, the quality of the finish is improved as well as the safety of the works. 

“The Bobcat T770 loader and the new attachments, we can carry out other types of work that up to now we could not do, such as pipelining in public works.”

Bobcat T770 compact loader with remote control The handheld control unit of the remote control system allows operators to stand at a safe distance from the machine.

Now widely available, the portable Remote Control System kit can be mounted and dismounted on a number of the manufacturer’s M and K Series compact loaders in about two minutes.

According to the manufacturer, the system’s two-way communication enables operators to perform “most of the functions” that a loader under direct operation can.

Its handheld control unit features a 3.5 inch LCD display that provides users with the loader’s fuel and oil status, as well as safety warnings.

Bobcat says, “Remote control aims to increase visibility, comfort and productivity by distancing the operator from dust, noise, vibrations and other hazards encountered on job sites that require special safety precautions.”

Bobcat T770 compact loader with remote control The 4.7 tonne Bobcat T770 compact track loader, wheel saw and remote control unit in operation in Mallorca, Spain.

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