safe location. It can be used on demolition projects
that are deemed too dangerous to risk an operator
in the cab or in contaminated structures where
human access is unsafe.”
Coleman had already identified the specific multi-pro-
cessor attachment as the only existing attachment that
complied with the project specification when it commis-
sioned JCB to develop a 21 tonne machine capable of op-
The next challenge was to prepare the machine for the
high-risk environment in which it will operate.
Remote control enables the operator to work the ma-
chine while positioned in a mobile elevated work platform
or cherry picker above the beam being demolished allow-
ing for close assessment of the task in hand.
The integrated infra red laser fence restricts the unit’s
operation to a designated safe zone preventing it from op-
erating too near the edge of the suspended floor.
In addition, the JCB excavator also features LED lighting
for night vision, a non-biodegradable safe fuel system, TAB
(triple articulated boom), range control plus many more
The Future is Here
As more and more contractors learn of this possibility, so
remotely controlled excavators and other equipment will
be developed and deployed.
Where the slope is too steep, close to a drop or in any
environment where it is not safe to ask an operator to go,
this is the solution.
Contractors World International Vol 6 No 1
The First Full Remote
Collé Rental & Sales, the
Benelux, Germany and Austria
importer of Magni telehan-
dlers has introduced the com-
pany’s first remote controlled
After the successful intro-
duction of a full range of rotat-
ing telehandlers (lifting capac-
ity 4.000 to 6.000 kg and lifting
height 18 to 35 m), Magni de-
veloped the remote control
Through the control box,
the operator can remotely
drive, extend and retract of the
stabilizers, and activate all of the hydraulic functions of the
machine. The first user of this unique Magni telehandler is
Dutch facade contractor, V.d. Tillaar Gevelmontage, whose
owner, Ron V.d. Tillaar, owner of V.d. Tillaar Gevelmontage
“Thanks to the user-friendly remote I have full
control of the Magni 5.26S. At one of my last
projects, I independently connected the elements,
transported the elements internally and mounted
them directly. Thanks to the radio remote control
I can help from the workplace and a rigger is
unnecessary. It works more efficiently, the benefits
speak for themselves! "
The radio controlled remote has a clear classification for
the three different function groups (stabilizing, transmis-
sion and hydraulic functions).
These give a full control of the telehandler. Once stabi-
lized, all the functions can be operated and is it possible to
rotate the upper structure, lift the load, tilt the forks and
operate the accessories.
The remote control works also fully with the workbas-
ket. For safety reasons the drive functionality can only be
operated in transport position.
The remote control function is optional on all Magni
•C ollé Rental & Sales
•Magni Telescopic Handlers Srl