REMOTE CONTROL CARAVAN
& TRAILER JOCKEY WHEEL
Optitec Pty Ltd is a small 100% Australian company which has been operating based in Melbourne for over 15 years. Over this period we have been working in the engineering sector focused on mechanical and electrical plant & equipment.
With our interest in automotive mechanics, caravanning, aviation and electrical fields, we could see that there were not many portable, high quality devices available to move a caravan, trailer, horse float, tradesman’s trailer or boat trailer. We decided to pursue this need and after producing and testing several prototypes, and with the enormous success and positive feedback since the introduction of the first Optitec Mover, we are pleased to offer the Optitec V3 Wireless Remote Control Jockey Wheel.
DESIGN OF THE OPTITEC WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROLLED WHEEL:
Optitec designed a prototype Wireless Remote Controlled Wheel back in 2006. The first wheel was very practical and would perform quite ok for most applications, however it was obvious that further development would achieve a far better product and one that anyone would be happy to own and use. We made a number of improvements along the way. We have achieved this in every way in our latest machine demonstrating features of this new Optitec Wheel from the power of its motors & strength of its gearboxes to the operation of its wireless radio control.
Versatility: It wasn’t until 2011 that we finally decided to make a serious effort to develop a really versatile wireless remote controlled jockey wheel. One that could be swapped from one caravan or trailer type to another in a matter of minutes and could be used by anyone who was familiar with the Operator Manual instructions.
Test Caravan & Trailers: The test vehicles used were typical of what we would expect to see the Wheel used for in every day operation. The main test trailer is a flat bed trailer with 2500kgs of concrete slabs to simulate a fairly large caravan, boat, horse float, etc. The Optitec prototype wheels were attached to this trailer and driven non-stop for periods of more than an hour on varying firm surfaces and on varying slopes. The final prototype performed extremely well during these rigorous tests and after confirming the same results manoeuvering a 2000+kg caravan, the production of the Optitec Wireless Remote Control Wheel was commenced.
NEW OPTITEC V3 WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROLLED WHEEL:
The original version model was available through 2014, so we decided to update it to cater for a wider demand. The Optitec V2+ mover incorporated many significant changes to make it a really great machine with around 30% More Power, Heavy Duty support pole, Easy to fit and adjust "keying" system, Updated Radio Control Remote, improved Power Protection System.
The new Optitec V3 looks almost identical to our original machine and to the V2+ on the outside, but has many improvements on the inside.
Power Supply: During design and development we decided against installing a built-in battery because research indicated that they are more trouble than they're worth finding them discharged right when you need them most, adding extra weight, and just another item to be maintained and replaced when they fail. Almost every caravan and even camper trailers have batteries these days, so we designed the Optitec machines to be powered from the van's onboard battery supply and in the case of boat trailers, from the boat's battery. It can also be powered from other 12V battery power or Jump-Starter packs if you wish.
Operational Performance: Since commencement of production, our Optitec Wireless Remote Controlled Wheel has seen many applications including: Boat Trailers 3000kg, Tandem Caravans of 3500kg
Tandem caravans and boat trailers can easily be turned in their own length using our machine.
All Age Groups: It was important to design the Wheel to be used by people of all ages as it’s well known that there are many older people interested in caravanning, just as there are many younger people using heavy trailers and boats. Because it is very compact and only weighs 22kgs, the Optitec Wheel can be carried and installed by almost anyone. It’s so easy to pack - easily fits in the boot of the car, the caravan boot or toolbox.
Contact: We are very happy to answer your questions and assist you... See our webpage.
.....It’s taken a lot of work, but we are very proud of our achievement with this wonderful machine - and our customers acknowledge & appreciate the level of service we provide.
Now AVAILABLE !!!