IT'S a grass care machine, but not as most people know it.

McConnel has extended its remote-control product line-up of with the introduction of the new tracked Robocut2 RC40.

The new, mid-range, 40hp model bridges the gap between McConnel’s smallest, 28hp fine-turf remote control mower and the larger 56hp and 75hp, heavy-duty RC mulchers.

Designed especially for tackling tough terrain, the new model features a low centre of gravity design and durable rubber tracks that make it a safe all-terrain mowing machine. It's capable of mastering slopes up to 55° whilst enhancing operator safety by removing them entirely from the danger zone.

Power comes from a 40hp, three-cylinder, Yanmar diesel engine that uses a DPF filter system to ensure it meets the latest Stage V emissions regulations without the need for AdBlue.

Hydrostatic drive features two speed range, with speeds up to 4kph in range one and up to 7kph in range two. Track options include standard-rubber, super-rubber, studded and spiked versions for the toughest of terrain.

Twin roll-over protection bars and fully enclosed, all-metal body panels not only prevent the ingress of dust and debris, but also provide outstanding protection and durability when working in harsh conditions.

Compact Hetronic remote control units provide precise control up to 150m away from the operator

Compact Hetronic remote control units provide precise control up to 150m away from the operator

A Hetronic handheld remote-control unit provides intuitive and easy-to-master control of RC40 and offers a working range of 150m. Two large joysticks provide control of motion, steering and attachment control, while key features such as gearing, rotor speed, speed sensitivity, radiator self-cleaning and emergency stop can all be accessed at the touch of a button.

The new RC40 is compatible with a comprehensive range of cutting attachments, including the 1.3m and 1.6m grass flailheads and 1.3m mulching flailhead.

Further attachments such as stump grinders, trenchers, material handling and snow blowers transform the RC40 into a versatile remote-control work platform that increases safety, productivity and efficiency in a wide range of applications.

It's already available through McConnel’s extensive distribution network. Retails prices start from £48,500.