Chris talks about his experience with Tyro Remotes

Remote Control for winch at Tatra truck

A few years ago, Chris Tyler started a project in which he converted a Tatra truck into an Overland Truck. An Overland Truck is intended for travel and is usually equipped with all kinds of comforts. Think of a motorhome in the size of a truck.

Tatra enthusiast

Tatra is a Czech car and truck brand that has been operating under this name since 1919. Chris, a true lover of Tatra trucks, has been writing a blog (in English) while converting the truck. In his posts he shares us what he encounters and how he resolves various issues. A very interesting read.

Tatra Overland Truck

We came across a blog post by Chris in which he shared his experience with Tyro Remotes. With Chris’ permission we would like to share his experience with you one-on-one:

Winch Remotes

Only a small thing but the winch remotes are worth a mention, I used always use “Lodar” remote controls for my winch projects, but on contacting them the nice lady that I used to deal with has been replaced by an all new company man with a take it or leave it attitude. Apparently because I hadn’t purchased from them in a while I have “lost my discount” furthermore they have increased their price drastically and now charge for simple software changes.

Enter Dutch company “Tyro Remotes“. Totally different deal, extremely helpful wanted the business, don’t charge extra for custom software, don’t charge extra for custom buttons, they even put the truck logo on the remotes for me at no extra cost, and their remotes come with cradels and are rechargeable. The price ended up similar to Lodar but for a far superior product and a much, much better attitude.

The remote system has six buttons: On, Off, winch in, winch out, freespool, and spool light. The freespool and light buttons are latching operation (push on, push off).

I have used the same system for both the front and rear winch (one for each).

Receiver for a winch
Here is the unit for the rear winch installed, because they are totally waterproof you can install them upside down, as I have here to keep the antenna clear of metalwork.