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Cat offers hand & foot controls on mini loaders

4 Nov 15 Caterpillar is introducing the option of hand & foot controls on its skid steer, multi terrain and compact track loader models.

Operators who prefer this type of control can now take advantage of the full suite of features that the Cat D Series loaders deliver, the manufacturer says.

The controls can be customised to preference, with multiple control modes that allow operators to tailor the drive and implement response to their skill or task.

Single-axis joysticks are used for the fore/aft movement operators are used to. Shorter joystick travel, compared to traditional hand levers, enables operators to fully use the armrest for comfort.

The Cat hand & foot controls option will be available for: the 226D, 232D, 236D, 242D, 246D and 262D skid steer loaders; the 257D, 277D and 287D multi terrain loaders; and the 239D, 249D, 259D, 279D and 289D compact track loaders.

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