Whether you're maneuvering your loader, operating attachments or pushing and lifting materials, control means everything. With Bobcat® Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC), available on most loader models, the power is in your hands. They're the most advanced joysticks on the market, engineered and built with technology and features to help you run your machine and attachments more efficiently than ever. They’re also the most reliable joysticks we’ve ever made.
Control is everything when you work long days on tough jobs. That's why the Selectable Joystick Control (SJC) features fingertip switches and selectable control pattern. Fingertip controls enable you to easily control numerous machine functions without letting go of the joysticks. Operate a planer, trencher or tree spade with ease, or control the angle functions on the soil conditioner, angle broom or grader. Selectable control pattern gives you further flexibility to choose between ISO or H-Pattern, satisfying different operators with the flip of a switch.
Get improved functionality without sacrificing ease of use. Controls are exactly where you expect them to be: at your fingertips. Plus, joysticks can be adjusted separately from the operator seat, making operation comfortable for anyone. Since the feet are free of controls with SJC, a standard foot throttle conveniently increases engine speed when needed. Because there's only one convenient foot throttle, operators enjoy increased legroom inside the cab.
Take advantage of speed management and steering drift compensation when using attachments that require consistent, slow travel speeds during operation, such as a trencher or planer. Horsepower management automatically adjusts your engine rpm to minimize stalling when digging into large piles of material.
These low-effort joysticks allow the operator to control all machine functions with their hands. This state-of-the-art system is also loaded with several exclusive features that adapt the loader’s performance to specific job requirements.
Simply “dial in” your required travel speed in small increments to match speed to your operation requirements and maximize attachment performance. Speed management gives you a full range of joystick motion at a slower speed, giving you precise control of machine movements while maintaining maximum driveline torque and full hydraulic power.
Bobcat horsepower management automatically adjusts the loader drive system to maximize pushing and digging power while minimizing your chance of stalling. Unlike other anti-stall systems, Bobcat horsepower management lets the operator obtain maximum engine and drive torque to match the toughest digging conditions. If you prefer to work without it, simply disengage with the push of a button.
Steering drift compensation keeps you on a straight path by helping you make minor adjustments to the steering. It’s beneficial when you side-shift certain attachments, such as planers or trenchers, as this will tend to pull the machine to one side. You can also use it while driving on surfaces that cause the loader to gradually drift left or right, such as crowned roads. Make fine steering adjustments to either side and stay on target
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