Late model Cat® construction equipment is in many ways so advanced it can feel as though it’s capable of operating itself. Many modern compact and heavy equipment such as Cat mini hydraulic excavators, skid steer loaders and similar models are designed with state-of-the-art in-cab monitors offering a variety of features capable of helping operators of all experience levels work safer and more efficiently.
It’s important to understand how to navigate the monitor system and put its advanced features to use to unlock the full potential of your equipment. Watch the following video for a short introduction and overview of the in-cab monitor system in a CAT E Series excavator:
Hey, I’m Colin and this is today’s Quick Tip.
Today I am going to share some of the features of the in-cab monitor in your Cat E Series Mini Hydraulic Excavator.
The first button is your main menu.
This will allow you to access any of the menu items you wish.
To exit this screen, hit the return button.
This button controls auto idle, giving you the option to turn this feature on or off.
By pressing this button three times you’ll engage the backup camera.
Pressing it a fourth time will engage full screen.
This button will allow you to adjust flow between 1 and 15.
You can adjust the flow up or down by hitting the buttons next to the left and right arrows.
Then simply hit OK to lock in the change.
These are just a few of the great features built into your in-cab monitor.
As always, consult your operation and maintenance manual for more information.
That was today’s Quick Tip, thanks for watching.
In-Cab Monitors Provide Control at Your Fingertips
The monitor system in your Cat equipment makes it easier than ever to optimize in-cab comfort, safety and equipment performance. It reduces the need for frequent inspections and manual adjustments by providing real-time data and electronic control over primary functions. By following the quick tips contained in the video and exploring your operation and maintenance manual, you’ll be able to:
- Turn on and off auto idle and control the idle of the equipment with precision
- Engage safety features such as backup cameras and hazard detection systems
- Maximize efficiency by adjusting the auxiliary flow to the optimal rate for the task at hand
Michigan CAT Can Help You Get to Know Your New Cat Equipment
Whether you purchase a new machine from us or currently own Cat equipment, our knowledgeable team has the expertise to demonstrate the most efficient ways to operate it. From how-to videos, checklists and operator training to providing the latest productivity and safety technologies, we offer customized solutions for your specific models of equipment.
As the authorized Cat dealer serving Michigan and beyond, we’re your exclusive source for equipment that sets the standard for reliability, durability and power. Make sure you’re optimizing performance by learning how to navigate your in-cab monitor features.
Contact us to speak to a professional representative today, or visit the location in your area for additional details. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and demonstrate how to utilize your equipment best.