McMurtry Ltd

Model MAS - RC-01 - Radio Control Slope Mowers


610mm rotary-deck slope mower. 13.5hp petrol engine with electric and pull-cord start. Electromagnetic clutch to disengage blade. Hybrid technology – electric motors can move RC-01 without running the engine when loading/unloading or inside buildings. No need to refuel on a slope – just drive RC-01 onto level ground.

  • Small, light and simple to operate.
  • Two joysticks: FORWARD/REVERSE & LEFT/RIGHT.
  • Blade ON/OFF, Engine STOP/RUN/START, Steering trim control.
  • STOP button.
  • Battery indicator.
  • Keyswitch – to prevent unauthorised use.
  • Built in battery pack – over 8 hours operation. Charge from mains or cigarette socket.
  • RC-01 will automatically stop safely if handset is out of range, switched off or damaged.

  • 610mm rotary deck.
  • Conventional bar blade or 4-blade swing tips.
  • Electromagnetic clutch allows remote control of blades.
  • Blades automatically stop if handset is out of range.
  • Blade stop time is under 5 seconds.
  • Simple, manual adjustment of cut height: 25mm – 120mm.

  • High power/torque 24V DC motors drive durable rubber tracks for ultimate stability and traction.
  • Specially designed track undercarriage maximises reliability in extreme conditions.
  • Optimum weight distribution ensures maximum stability on all slopes.

  • Built with safety in mind – keep your operator on level ground.
  • Remote control blade engagement – allows the operator to start cutting when RC-01 is at a safe distance from people/animals/property.
  • Safety rated relays and drive contactors.
  • Emergency Stop button on vehicle – complete power-down of RC-01.
  • Battery disconnect – disable the vehicle for safe maintenance.
  • Handset communication: handset out of range, damaged, switched off or unusual radio interference will all cause RC-01 to shut down safely.
  • Fail-safe motor brake – operates even when machine is unpowered.
  • Roll-cage – prevents damage in the unlikely event of rolling RC-01.
  • Electric motors – RC-01 can be driven off the slope without the engine running for safe refuelling. Also allows for quiet and safe loading/unloading.
  • Safety beacon – flashes amber whenever RC-01 is active.
  • Three colour LED shows battery/charging status.

  • Dry Weight 235Kg
  • Cut Width 610mm – 2 or 4 swing tip blades
  • Deck lift Manual on machine – 25mm to 120mm
  • Speed 0.8m/s
  • Measured Noise 100dB (engine running, blades engaged)


  • Deck, Chassis, axles and cage Steel
  • Control box and battery box Aluminium
  • Track Rubber 150mm wide
  • Drive Wheels Nylon
  • Track wheels Polyurethane and plastic


  • Briggs and Stratton 13.5hp Petrol
  • Manual throttle control Remote control Start/Stop
  • ALTERNATOR 24V – 120Amp
  • BATTERY 24V Traction: 2x12V-22Ah  / Engine Start : 1x12V-22Ah


  • 2x worm gearbox motors – one with failsafe brake 24V 800W. Max current measured working on slope: 80A at 24V
  • Motors are fan cooled – IP55 24Vdc 1.74A 2x motor controller with in line contactor
  • BLADE CONTROL Electromagnetic clutch, blade stop time <5s


  • E-STOP & ON/OFF switch on vehicle – Hardwired Orange Warning Beacon
  • Battery connector on vehicle


  • Forwards, Backwards, Turning Vehicle Stop
  • Engine Start/Stop Blade ON/OFF
  • RANGE 100m (line of sight)
  • POWER 7.2V 2100mAh rechargeable

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