Caterpillar® has developed an Advanced Display Screen (ADS) designed to provide the information and precision controls operators need to work safer and more efficiently. Available in a variety of new Cat equipment, the ADS makes it possible to keep tabs on fuel levels, adjust engine speed (RPMs), monitor the temperature of fluids and components and much more. Displays are large enough and positioned to provide a clear view at a glance and offer touch-screen technology that allows drivers to access many different features from the home screen.
If you’re used to operating older equipment or have never owned a new Cat machine, the following video provides an introduction and overview of navigating the ADS.
Hey, I’m Dave with today’s Quick Tip and today I am going to show you how to navigate your way through our advanced display screen.
This is your home screen.
The bottom left is your fuel gauge, top left is your engine coolant temperature, top right is your hydraulic temperature, and bottom right is your RPM.
In the middle, you will see your hours and voltage in the system.
Your creep control is the snail in the top left corner.
Your creep control can be changed here on your home screen.
Just click the buttons right below the arrows signaling up or down.
You can turn off the creep control by using the bottom left button on your left joystick.
Now its time for the backup camera located on the bottom left of the screen.
Clicking the button directly below the camera allows the backup camera to be visible at all times.
Otherwise, the backup camera becomes visible once the joystick is moved to the reverse direction.
Knowing how to navigate your in-cab display will help ensure you get the most out of your machine.
That was today’s Quick Tip, thanks for watching.
Adjust on the Fly Using the Advanced Display Screen
It’s easier than ever for operators to get to know the equipment they’re working on by utilizing the ADS. Operating efficiently depends on choosing the optimal settings for power, speed, levels and temperatures based on the environment or project parameters. With an ADS, you get the information and control you require without having to take your eyes off the task at hand.
The Cat ADS shown in the video displays monitor fuel gauge, engine coolant temperature, hydraulic temperature and RPMs as well as hours and voltage from the home screen. The ADS not only lets you monitor your equipment, but it also provides the control to customize settings. From turning off creep control when you don’t have a use for it to setting your backup camera to be visible at all times in wide-screen mode, operators have the comfort and confidence to increase productivity.
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