Optitec Pty Ltd is a 100% Australian owned company focused in the early days on mechanical and electrical systems in the automotive industry, aviation, RVs, and general electrical and mechanical fields. The company has been based and operates in Melbourne, Victoria for the past 15 years.
In the early stages of the company we could see a need for small portable devices that were capable of moving RVs, horse floats, tradesman utility trailers and boat trailers into restricted places and assist those that were not skilled at reversing trailers.
In 2006 a few prototypes were produced but it was not until 2011 that work began in earnest to develop a wireless remote controlled 12V electric jockey that was simple for anyone to use; light weight; powerful enough to move 3500kg; and interchangeable between trailers in minutes making it versatile for use with any type of trailer.
The Optitec team put the Wheel through extensive and robust testing using travel and utility trailers with concrete weights on varying surfaces. Different motors and gearboxes were tested until a product was produced that met expectations. With enormous positive feedback on the first version we are now on version 3. Each version offering some level of improvement but still carry the heart of the earlier versions that are still running strong.