Distance assistant: Even more safety and even more convenience when working with a remote-controlled mower
With the AS 940 Sherpa 4WD RC, AS-Motor Germany GmbH & Co KG offers a ride-on mower for difficult mowing jobs that can also be operated by remote control – a major advantage on steep slopes or under low-hanging branches. A new distance assistance system makes the device even safer and even more convenient.
There are many situations where the capability of the ride-on mower operator to dismount and control the device by remote control is advantageous. This capability increases safety on difficult and steep terrain and it increases mowing convenience. The new distance assistance system for the remote-controlled ride-on mower AS 940 Sherpa 4WD RC not only increases operator safety, it also facilitates work with the device. The system detects the operator's distance from the device and automatically adjusts certain device parameters, such as speed. This makes it easier, for example, to mow out difficult areas or to load the device.
When the distance assistant is activated, the maximum driving speed, starting at a distance of approx. six metres to a distance of approx. two metres is gradually reduced to zero km/h – i.e. the device stops in front of the operator – thus preventing a collision. In addition, when the blade drive is switched on, if the operator is too close, the device first warns visually and then acoustically before automatically switching off the blade drive. Nevertheless, there are no unnecessary work interruptions, since the device only stops in the immediate vicinity of the operator or switches off the blade drive as a last measure. And if there are good reasons for the mower to be close to the operator when the mower is running: The operator can also deactivate the distance assistance system.