Remote Control Introduced For Track Trenchers

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | March 2014, Vol. 69 No. 3

For terrain leveler units working in surface mines, remote control removes the operator from potential cave-in incidents and falling debris when working near high side walls and the risk posed by other equipment moving around the work site.
“Remote control of construction equipment is not new,” said Lynch. “Many large earth-moving machines and other equipment are operating with it today and now Vermeer has brought remote operation to track trenchers and terrain leveler equipment. It’s another step in getting operators away from the machines they run. The day is coming when someone can sit in an office or other remote location and control equipment on remote job sites.”

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