Optitec Pty Ltd is a 100% Australian company which has been operating based in Melbourne for 20 years. Over this period we have been working in the engineering sector focused on mechanical and electrical plant & equipment. 

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That’s us! We’ve been caravanning since 1950’s

With our interest in automotive mechanics, caravanning (since the 1950’s), 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 actually started out researching available machines because we needed something to manoeuvre our own caravan in a difficult situation requiring the caravan to be pulled along the driveway and then turned 90º into a big shed. Others saw our prototype machine in action and wanted one. 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. If you would like any information about our equipment or to discuss your situation Contact Us

Early Prototype

DESIGN OF THE OPTITEC WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROLLED WHEEL:

Optitec designed a prototype Wireless Remote Controlled Wheel back in 2008. 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 manoeuvring a 2000+kg caravan, the production of the Optitec Wireless Remote Control Wheel was commenced. The Optitec V3 is a huge advancement on our earlier models and is easily capable of manoeuvring caravans and trailers of 3500kg.

…..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.