The JCB VM 1500F high-impact ground compactor is just like the VM 1500M except itís remote controlled. Itís still designed for maximum productivity on a variety of different soils. Unlike infrared or cable systems JCB's radio remote control system allows you to operate the machine with obstacles in between as often happens during typical trench operation. This ensures maximum operating safety and comfort. The VM 1500F trench roller is a class-leading performer and, when you look at the spec, itís easy to see why. Our compaction rollers feature 4-drum drive steering and a center-mounted vibration exciter system. It also features an extremely robust design considering its typical use in very confined areas for that kind of machine: all covers are made of robust steel to avoid damages. Thereís hydrodynamic braking, a quiet 23hp (16.8kW), 3-cylinder Kubota water-cooled engine, dual scrapers on each drum, an electric start and an engine pre-heater.