Remote Controlled Bulldozer (RCD) designed while working for BEML, India.
Remote controlled dozer is a Disaster management equipment and is built for the first time in India in 2001-2002.The system allows operator to perform all vehicle functions from a distance from any position to deploy in any hazardous environment without any possibility of the operator being getting hurt. It is an unmanned equipment remotely operated with a trans-receiver. The dozer is meant for removing nuclear wastes and debris after an earthquake. I have designed and developed the mechanical system and the electronic controls have been developed by another group. It is powered by 324 hp@2000 rpm engine. It weighs about 34930 kg. The remote control system has a range of operation of 60 m under normal operating conditions and 300 m with clear line of sight.
Features of the Radio Controlled Dozer
1. Provides remote control for the operating functions of the dozer
Functions which are achieved by the remote controlled unit
1. Engine start/stop
Places where Radio controlled dozer can be used
During an emergency: Demolishing partially collapsed buildings after an earthquake.
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