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Which Loader Is The Easiest To Control?

Posted: 10/16/2016

Control At Your Fingertips

Joystick controls help you work faster. With critical functions right at your fingertips, you have a better command over your machine. While most loader manufacturers offer joystick controls, they’re not all created equal. Selectable Joystick Control (SJC) from Bobcat® is the industry’s most advanced joystick system. Kubota®, Caterpillar®, Case® and New Holland® say they have advanced controls, but feature-for-feature, nothing compares to Selectable Joystick Controls. Watch the test to see for yourself.

Get An Overview

Joystick controls can significantly affect your productivity. Engineered correctly, these controls can help achieve a streamlined operation, from adjusting speed to speed to machine performance and steering drift.

Watch the Full Test

Operation controls on the industry’s top brands of compact track loaders can vary greatly. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your options. We tested the top brands to see the differences. Which brand compact track loader has the most capable efficient controls? Watch the test results to find out.

Bobcat vs. Other Brands

A graph compares the different joystick features found in a Bobcat, Kubota, Caterpillar, Case and New Holland loaders

Test Results


For this test, we compared the different functions and features that Bobcat, Kubota, Caterpillar, and Case and New Holland incorporate into their loader controls. These include speed management, horsepower management, drift compensation, drive response and more. As you can see, Bobcat literally puts more controls into your hand.

How We Test Equipment

When you’re shopping for a new machine, it’s easy to compare specs. After all, that’s the best way to compare machines, right? Not quite. With specs, you’re only getting part of the story. They don’t measure real performance on your jobsite and that’s what matters most. It’s the reason we put top brands through the paces with fair, accurate, and repeatable tests. Watch to see how we developed the tests.

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