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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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Buy From The Grower

Buy From The Grower

In the early 1900s, Frank Gerten began selling his top-quality produce primarily to local farm markets. From day one, he was a steward of his beloved Minnesota land. Frank’s small truck farm grew rapidly to the point that he handed over the business to his two sons, Bob and Jerry.

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Finding the Sweet Spot

Finding the Sweet Spot

Contractor leverages design-build capability to serve residential market.

In the hill country north of San Antonio, crews from Elite Landscaping move limestone boulders into place as they create an entryway to a new subdivision. Another crew digs a trench using a Cat® 262C Skid Steer Loader outfitted with a trencher attachment that cuts through dirt and rock.

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Year-Round Contributor

Year-Round Contributor

Versatile Skid Steer Loader adds to landscaper’s bottom line.

After working for a landscaper in his teens, Greg Cote knew early on that he wanted to work for himself. In 2007, at the age of 21, Cote broke off and formed his own lawn care service in Newington, Conn.  Starting out with a small pickup truck, a trailer and a lawn mower, Cote went to work.

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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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A Leg Up

A Leg Up

Attachments give landscapers an edge.

As a landscape maintenance company operating in the greater Phoenix area, NatureScape gets a leg up on the competition by outperforming 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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