Remote operators can work from the comfort of a control center.  -  Photo: Teleo

Remote operators can work from the comfort of a control center.

Photo: Teleo

Tomahawk Construction will become the first customer to deploy Teleo’s autonomous capabilities on an active job site.

Tomahawk Construction’s articulated dump trucks will be able to use autonomous functions to move material to build a residential community in Naples, FL starting in December.

In addition, Teleo announced deals with eight new construction customers, including Florida-based Ajax Paving Industries of FL.

Collectively, Teleo’s new customers have placed orders for 42 machines.

Teleo also announced the addition of Ozark Laser, Murphy Tractor and Position Partners to its global dealer partner network, establishing its dealer footprint across seven states in American Midwest, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Teleo's Autonomous Dump Trucks for Job Site Efficiency

Teleo is launching its initial autonomous capability, focusing on tramming, which involves autonomously hauling materials from one location to another. Tomahawk Construction plans to deploy Teleo-equipped articulated dump trucks for autonomous tramming at a job site in Naples, Florida, where the trucks will transport materials for the construction of a residential community. The introduction of the autonomous feature will commence with three machines and progressively expand to 12 machines over the next few months.

Dump truck operators typically spend a significant portion of their time tramming between points. Automating this tramming process enables one operator to manage multiple machines simultaneously, significantly boosting productivity. The actual dumping of materials will be remotely controlled by a single operator, overseeing multiple machines from a comfortable command center.

To date, Teleo has been testing the autonomous capabilities on two John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader skid steers at its Pleasanton, Calif. proving grounds, and on a Komatsu WA500 wheel loader moving dirt at the Ouluzone race track property in Finland, which is affiliated with the University of Oulu.

Eight new customers will deploy the 42 new Teleo enabled machines on 17 job sites across eight U.S. states and Europe  -  Photo: Teleo

Eight new customers will deploy the 42 new Teleo enabled machines on 17 job sites across eight U.S. states and Europe

Photo: Teleo

New Customers and Orders

Teleo’s eight new customers will deploy the 42 new Teleo enabled machines on 17 job sites across eight U.S. states and Europe. Teleo will retrofit machines from brands such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere and Volvo for remote and autonomous operations and these machines will range in model year from 2005 - 2022. Teleo plans to have 20 machines on customer sites by the end of this year.

Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC will outfit two new Caterpillar wheel loaders with Teleo’s technology. These loaders will be stationed at two of the company’s asphalt manufacturing plants to load the bins at the plant.

The plants are roughly 80 miles apart, marking the first time one operator will work across two job sites.

Ajax Paving’s collaboration with Teleo was facilitated by one of Teleo’s dealers, Dobbs Positioning Solutions, a division of Dobbs Equipment that covers Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. Ajax Paving is the first company to introduce remote operation technology from among approximately 3,500 asphalt manufacturing plants across the United States.

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