During the last years, Gerotto monitored the American market with attention and decided to send the Lombrico "on the road". The mini excavator was loaded on a van and presented to some of the main companies producing vacuum trucks and hydro excavators in the United States. In a series of live demonstrations, they could see the Lombrico in action and try it out. People were impressed by the ease of use of the robot and by the possibility of working in a safe way.
The Lombrico mini excavator gained a great success among the companies, so Gerotto decided to invest in this great Country which offers many opportunities, and still demonstrates its confidence in the technology and quality of Italian products.
Gerotto's Lombrico is a totally Made in Italy product and soon American customers will have the possibility to buy it directly in the USA.
Distribution of GEROTTO's products in USA and Canada
Starting from 2017, the Gerotto Lombrico is distributed in the US exclusively by FS Solutions (12 locations) and in Canada by Joe Johnson Equipment (8 locations), a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation.
“We are pleased to work with Gerotto Federico S.r.l. to launch the Gerotto Lombrico in the North American market” said Craig Aspinall, general manager, FS Solutions.
“The robotic attachment’s ability to remotely control the end of the vacuum hose on an industrial vacuum truck provides access to tight locations that may be difficult to reach using traditional methods.”
Gerotto's Lombrico is a radio-controlled Mini Excavator that has to be attached to the suction hose of the vacuum truck. The operator can control it from a safe distance, avoiding exposure at risks such as working in tight spaces and chemical and gas exhalations.
Lombrico is the perfect solution for hands-free vacuum control and can be used in industrial and environmental cleaning.
Advantages include also an increasing in productivity and jobsite safety, while reducing costs for the companies.