Loaders Get an Upgrade

Technology in the cab continues to advance, giving operators a whole new way to maneuver machines, which enables greater productivity on the construction jobsite. One new example of this is the Cat 986K.

The wheel loader features Cat STIC steer that combines directional selection, gear selection, and steering into one single joystick. The loader’s Auto Engine Idle Shutdown maximizes fuel efficiency by reducing engine idle time. Load sensing hydraulics enhances machine performance and efficiency by directing hydraulic fluid flow through the implement and steering only when needed.

While this is one example, a number of loaders continue to advance technology in the cab, creating a better and safer experience for the operator.

In this case, the large front and side windows, plus standard rear vision camera, offer excellent visibility of the working area to improve operating safety.

Integrated electronics also provide flexible levels of information for both the operator and company. Cat Product Link helps manage the loader and maximizes uptime by offering remote monitoring through VisionLink. Scheduled service event reminders and fault code alerts can also be sent to key service and management personnel to improve machine uptime availability. This one example of new technology and innovations in construction equipment, which point to the way equipment will be in the future.

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