Command for dozing - the Cat remote control system already proven in thousands of hours of operating Cat D10T and D11T dozers in mining applications - is now available for the D8T for use in construction and aggregates operations. The system can be equipped for line-of-sight operation or for teleremote operation with the addition of video and audio feeds from the site and dozer.
The system is designed to enhance safety and efficiency by enabling an operator to control the dozer nearby using a compact, portable console or a comfortable operator station. The over-the-shoulder console is recommended for short-duration activities such as cleaning up near highwalls and road cuts, stabilizing slides and working in any area that poses increased risks. Line-of-sight control distances can be as much as a quarter mile.
The remote operator station enables the operator to work from a comfortable, seated position away from the active dozing area. The station is modeled on the actual cab of the machine, with all ergonomic controls, alarms and features operating as they do in the dozer. With the addition of video and sound to the system, the station can be used in a distant location. Deep integration with Cat machine systems enables smooth, precise control for efficiency and productivity. The design of the remote operator station allows it to be configured for easy transport in a truck or trailer.