The TC2 is very light 0.45Kg (1 Lb) and comfortably small.
EMERGENCY STOP BUTTON
The emergency stop button (E-Stop) should be pulled up to apply power to the TC2. Hit down on the E-Stop to cut the power from the internal batteries to the TC’s circuit board.
The Tilt-Detector is activated when the TC is tilted more than 45 degrees from the horizontal plane in any direction.
A comfortable neck-strap is provided with every TC2 and the Operator should always wear it to prevent the TC from being dropped on the ground. If the TC is dropped it will dangle from the neck-strap on it’s side which will activate the tilt-detector and cause the remotely controlled loader to stop.
There are two stainless steel deadman buttons at the front of the TC2 which are zero-force or ‘touch’ buttons. Once the operator is familiar with the TC operation he will normally touch and hold either the left or right button to release the brakes and enable the tramming functions. Cruise Control is always available because it gives the operator excellent proportional joystick control with minimal effort. Once he has set the tramming ‘cruise’ speed, all he has to do is steer. He can increase or decrease the ‘cruise’ speed at any time and select or cancel Cruise without taking his hands off the joysticks.
The liquid crystal display (LCD) has two lines of characters (16 per line) and a very bright LED backlight.
The current drawn by the TC2’s internal rechargeable batteries (with the LED backlight on) is only 65mA. Therefore the TC will operate continuously for approximately 16 hours before it needs recharging.
The charging time is approximately 5.5 hours.