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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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3 WAYS TO IMPROVE UNDERCARRIAGE LIFE

3 WAYS TO IMPROVE UNDERCARRIAGE LIFE

Did you know that undercarriage repair and maintenance can be as much as 50 percent of your machine’s maintenance cost over the life of the machine? While undercarriage maintenance is not complicated, track machines, which have much better flotation than wheel machines, can be managed so that the undercarriage life is optimized and owning and operating costs are reduced.

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Family Ties

Family Ties

Father and son team grows business on reputation.

Before the recession hit in the late-2000s, Charles Glossop ran a company that provided custom tillage and planting services to farmers in western Minnesota. With a degree in agronomy and soil science, Glossop emigrated from England to the U.S. in 1976.

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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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