BOBCAT is launching a new remote control system for its compact loaders, allowing operators to leave their seat in the cab and control their machine from outside. 

It is compatible with Bobcat skid-steer, compact track and all-wheel-steer loader models equipped with the company’s selectable joystick controls.

Bobcat says it is the first manufacturer to introduce a remote control system as original ‘plug and play’ equipment, rather than offering it as an add-on development from a third party. The new system will be commercially available later this year.

Jiri Karmazin, loaders product manager, Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “We first presented our remote control prototype at Bobcat Demo Days, with excellent feedback from our customers, then subjected it to further improvements, testing and licensing, before finally introducing it as an easy ‘plug and play’ solution for existing machines.

“The remote control system can be used in many applications with the focus on limitless visibility, the ability to communicate with the surroundings without the need to be present in the cab, comfort enhancement for applications with noise, vibration and harshness or even in dangerous areas. This was the voice of our customers and the issues we observed on most jobsites.”