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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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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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Getting the Most Out of Your Winter Attachments RoyBrookhart

Getting the Most Out of Your Winter Attachments

RoyBrookhart

Most of the United States has already experienced freezing temperatures and the inconvenience of snow and ice even though winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st. Machine owners and operators have to put more thought into matching the right equipment—such as wheel loaders, skid steer loaders and even backhoe loaders—with the right attachments for all types of snow and ice management tasks. Regardless of the job requirements, attachments can play a large role in improving machine efficiency and versatility.

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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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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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