Cat Hand and Foot Controls


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H.O. Penn is pleased to announce that you now have a choice in control options for D Series Skid Steer Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders and Compact Track Loaders. Announcing Cat® Hand & Foot Controls as a factory option on a wide range of models.

If you’ve operated other brands of equipment in the past and are comfortable with the Hand & Foot Controls, we now offer that option. Cat Hand & Foot Controls differ from competitive “mechanical” hand and foot controls. Cat Hand & Foot Controls utilize the electro-hydraulic architecture of the D Series models enabling drive and implement response can be adjusted to match operator preference.


Superior Operator Comfort

Feature:  The D Series equipped with Hand and Foot controls provides an extensive list of features to keep operators comfortable all day long:

Cat Hand & Foot Controls Competitive Mechanical Hand & Foot Controls
Short throw, low effort joysticks Long throw, higher effort levers
Independently adjustable seat mounted joystick controls and arm bars Fixed position control levers and arm bar
Seat, controls, and arm bars move fore-aft together Fore-aft seat adjustment only
Low step-in height Deeper step-in height
One-piece Sealed and Pressurized cab Two-piece cab relies on foamseals to join sections
Integrated rearview camera None


Benefit:  More comfortable and ergonomic operation compared to competitive mechanical hand and foot controls.

Value to Customer:

  1. The combination of low effort joysticks and highly adjustable seat, controls and arm bars allows for comfortable operating positions for operators of any size –Increased Productivity, Reduced Fatigue
  2. The rearview camera and mirror provide excellent visibility from a forward looking operator position, eliminating the need to twist the body to see behind the machine. -Increased Comfort, Jobsite Safety


Advanced Machine Performance

Feature:  The Cat D Series machines provide the operator machine control features to achieve higher levels of performance in a wide range of applications. The following features differentiate Cat Hand & Foot Controls from competitive mechanical hand and foot controls:

  • Steering and bucket response adjustment
  • Speed sensitive ride control
  • Straight line tracking
  • Anti-stall

Benefit:  Electro-hydraulic controls enable these features that allow the machine and operator to work smarter, not harder.

Value to Customer:

  1. Controls are customizable to operator skill, preference or task for smoother and more precise operation –Increased Productivity, Improved Job Efficiency
  2. Allows for utilization of speed sensitive ride control feature in a broad range of applications and travel speeds –Increased Productivity, Improved Job Efficiency, Increased Operator Comfort
  3. Straight line tracking and anti-stall work in the background to deliver optimum machine performance –Increased Productivity, Improved Job Efficiency, Reduced Downtime

Hand and Foot Controls are available for the following models:

Skid Steer Loaders: 226D, 232D, 236D, 242D, 246D, 262D
Multi Terrain Loaders: 257D, 277D, 287D
Compact Track Loaders: 239D, 249D, 259D, 279D, 289D


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