GATTO OF VENICE
In 2016 Gerotto decided to dedicate its new Gatto to the Venetian County Seat, to remember the first works done in the most famous city in the world: Venice.
In 2002 the lagoon city of Venice discovered a special type of cat, that helped it recover its splendour: the Gatto of Venice, a Mini Excavator produced by Gerotto Federico S.r.l. to participate in the cleaning of the “Rii Terrai” (underground channels), within the Leonardo Project for the renovation of the historic city center.
Together with the Lombrico, another famous robot produced by Gerotto, this innovative and multifunctional machine contributed to clear one of the most beautiful places in the world from mud and debris, reducing the annoyance of a more traditional cleaning system.
The Gatto of Venice, constantly used in construction and remediation activities, has continued to register enormous successes and has been improved over the years.
Today it is realized with stainless steel, a material that makes it more resistant to wear (chemical agents, rust) and increases its weight guaranteeing a stronger grip to the ground; it is also configured to be controlled remotely for working in confined spaces.
This Mini Excavator has been redesigned in a modular way, so it can be disassembled, inserted through a Ø600 mm manhole, and then reassembled inside the sewer to clean.
The new Gatto of Venice is equipped with:
• two hydraulic driven rubber tracks
• hydraulic manual manifold mounted on board
• quick connectors to the hydraulic source
• frontal stabilizers
• possibility to add a central hose, depending on the need to dig and suck up material at the same time
• rollbar for better ensuring the safety of the operator (optional)
The radio controlled version of this Mini Excavator, called Gatto RC, proves to be the perfect solution for working in confined spaces, such as underground tunnels and siphon galleries, because the operator can perform precise and accurate interventions, remaining at a safe distance.
A variant of the Gatto RC Mini Excavator is the Suction Gatto, where it is possible to equip the mechanical arm with a suction hose held vertically, in order to reach a greater depth when necessary.
Thanks to the mechanical arm it's easy to move the hose to the desired position, allowing operations of line, sign and pole installation, potholing, daylighting, rehabilitation of sewers and pipes and many other employments.
The Suction Gatto option is ideal for working with Vacuum Trucks and Hydro Excavators.