As with most crane manufacturers, Drive Products, has always offered the option of a factory installed radio system on their BIGMAX line of small hydraulic truck cranes.
However, unlike other crane companies, Drive Products now offers a state-of-the-art wireless remote control system which has the advantage of affordability and ease in being retrofitted onto all standard Bigmax cranes that are already in service.
Drive Products’s new radio control system utilizes the proven Hetronic Hand Held MFSHL Series transmitter, and a multi section electronic valve providing proportional control for all functions.
To operate, the function is selected by engaging a toggle switch and the speed is controlled by depressing or releasing a trigger. The hand held transmitter is available with 4 functions with or without additional PMW toggle switches for other non crane functions. The radio transmitter is available with up to 6 toggle switches, three of which are used to operate the crane. The remaining switches can be supplied in various configurations from PMW momentary-on to 3 position type. The additional switches are typically used to activate boom-mounted hammers, hydraulic outrigger stabilizers and winches.
The multi-function control valve has a flow control section with a flow divider that controls the operating speed of all the hydraulic functions. The electronic control valve is both sectional and proportional and includes man-sized emergency, manual over-ride levers. This safety feature will allow the crane to be operated manually in the event of an electrical problem, or if the transmitter is lost or broken. The wiring harness, which uses DIN connectors, is weather proofed for outdoor use and can even be used on both lines of Marine Cranes sold by Drive Products.
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