Not just a boy's toy!

Published:  08 February, 2012

McConnel has launched Robocut, a new remote control mower specially designed to help local authorities tackle tough terrain, enhance operator safety and dramatically boost productivity.

Robocut's low centre of gravity and high-grip tracks enable the machine to tackle all-terrain by being capable of mastering slopes up to 55 degrees. The company claims that this machine can save customers time and money by working up to 25 times faster than hand-mowing. With a 1.3 metre flailhead, it improves safety by removing an operator from the danger zone.

It can be used in a wide-range of work environments such as public parks, riversides, road embankments, congested and restricted areas, and in hazardous areas where safety is paramount. Manoeuvred by an remote control, Robocut allows an operator to work at a safe distance up to 150m away, while still maintaining control of the machine and its cutting functions. Backed by a 40hp Isuzu diesel engine, ROBOCUT is enabling users to work at speeds of up to 7km/h while keeping fuel costs down.

McConnel General Manager Christian Davies said: “Robocut is a major breakthrough in safety and allows local authorities to protect their employees while working in hazardous or restrictedaccess areas.”

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