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Caterpillar's New Hand and Foot Controls Option: Answering Your FAQs SkidSteerJeff

Caterpillar's New Hand and Foot Controls Option: Answering Your FAQs

SkidSteerJeff

Caterpillar recently announced that Hand and Foot Controls are now an option on 14 Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loader models. Since then, questions about the new option have been pouring in. We want to take this opportunity to answer some of the top questions from equipment owners and operators.

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Utilizing Construction Machines for Farm Work BarnCat

Utilizing Construction Machines for Farm Work

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Almost every farm is likely to have an all-terrain vehicle, a truck and a tractor, but you might be surprised that many farmers are utilizing construction equipment as well. Take a closer look at modern day farms and you’ll find that equipment is diversifying. Tractors are being replaced by machines traditionally used on construction sites that can perform a dozen different jobs to save time and costs. Trends show that farmers in the U.S. rely on skid steer and compact track loaders, while the telehandler is popular across Europe.

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How Safe Are Your Jobsites?

How Safe Are Your Jobsites?

Machine owners and operators face pressure to complete tasks quickly on a regular basis, which can create a dangerous situation if deadlines take priority over safety. All it takes is being distracted for a fraction of a second to cause equipment damage or injury to an operator or ground personnel.

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Skid Steer Loaders: Safety Advancements Protect You and Your Farm

Skid Steer Loaders: Safety Advancements Protect You and Your Farm

Over the years, skid steer loaders have become an absolutely essential piece of equipment on modern day farms. Today's skid steer loaders are fast, powerful and, most importantly, versatile–which translates to significant improvements in efficiency and production. Fortunately, as skid steer performance capabilities continue to advance, so do the safety features available for them.

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Tracks vs. Wheels: Choosing the Right Compact Loader for Your Needs SkidSteerJeff

Tracks vs. Wheels: Choosing the Right Compact Loader for Your Needs

SkidSteerJeff

Tracks versus wheels. It’s a common compact loader debate. Several factors come into play when choosing the right loader for your applications… the terrain, ground speed, traction, load-handling capabilities and the list continues. After receiving a ton of helpful feedback from our followers on social media, we decided to share some “food for thought” for any of you who are still grappling with the decision between tracks or wheels.

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