Teleo Retrofits Snow Plow with Remote Control

March 6, 2024
The Supervised Autonomy system enables operators to work from a central command center.

Teleo, alongside Storm Equipment and its dealer RDO Equipment, has retrofit a Deere 332G skid steer with Storm Equipment’s Metal Pless snow plow blade for remote operation. 

The Supervised Autonomy system keeps operators involved, having them remotely perform complex tasks that the technology cannot yet fully handle autonomously, according to the company.

Teleo can retrofit any make and model of heavy equipment for remote-operated and autonomous operations, along with an autonomous-ready snow plow blade properly sized for each machine type from Storm Equipment. 

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“Remote operation of snow plows is a truly disruptive prospect for the industry,” said Jordan Smith, owner, Storm Equipment, in a statement. “Snow removal companies typically don’t have just one make or model in their fleets, so the fact that Teleo’s technology can be retrofitted onto virtually any make and model of heavy machinery makes it a great option for the industry. Utilizing Teleo’s game-changing system, the shrinking pool of skilled snow plow operators can cover a lot more ground in a shorter time period. With the click of a button, they can move to a different loader and plow on a job site across town, or even in a different state." 

Fleets of machines that are used for applications such as loading gravel, peat moss, and other bulk materials in warmer months are used to move snow in the winter months. Teleo’s technology can be easily retrofitted on those fleets, introducing the ability to integrate remote and semi-autonomous technology without the need to purchase new machines.

“Commercial snow removal, specifically mass snow clearing in large parking lots and on other long stretches of open, flat surfaces, is yet another ideal application for our technology,” said Vinay Shet, co-founder and CEO Teleo, said in a statement. “The collaborative Teleo-Storm Equipment approach introduces a way to get the job done more efficiently, safely, and without customers having to purchase new machines; that makes it a realistic solution for companies of all sizes.”

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