R-Series: Selectable Joystick Control

Bobcat® Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC) are the most advanced joysticks on the market, engineered and built to help you run your machine and attachments more efficiently than ever.

Selectable control pattern gives you further flexibility to choose between ISO or H-Pattern, satisfying different operators with the flip of a switch. 

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. They can be adjusted separately from the operator seat, making operation comfortable for anyone.

Features & Benefits

Selectable Joystick Control System On Bobcat Loader

Ultimate Hand Control

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.

Interior Of The Bobcat S510 Skid-Steer Loader With The Operator’s Hand Resting On The Selectable Joystick Control

Increased Comfort

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 foot throttle, operators enjoy increased legroom inside the cab. An auto-idle function on machines equipped with Selectable Joystick Controls also reduces noise levels.

Functions

Bobcat R-Series Compact Track Loader Clearing Brush With Rotary Cutter Attachment

Speed Management

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.

R-Series Compact Track Loader Grading Construction Jobsite With Loader Attachment

Horsepower Management

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.

Bobcat Compact Loader Instrument Panel

Steering Drift Compensation

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.

Bobcat Compact Loader Instrument Panel

Drive Response Mode

Drive response mode allows you to choose how the drive responds to joystick movement. Whether you like a more gradual response; quick, instant feedback; or something in between, three different settings put you in control.

Applications

Bobcat Compact Track Loader With Planer Attachment

Construction

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.

Compact Skid-Steer Loader Clearing Snow With Angle Broom Loader Attachment

Grounds Maintenance

Use speed management to operate attachments that require a consistent speed, like snowblowers, mowers or sweepers. Fingertip controls give you easy access to functions on the angle broom, snow blade, tree spade and tiller.

Operator Using R-Series Compact Track Loader To Condition Soil On Construction Jobsite

Landscaping

For landscapers, horsepower management automatically adjusts your engine rpm to avoid stalling when digging into dirt, rocks and other heavy material. Using the Selectable Joystick Control, operators can make precise movements and have the attachment control needed for finish work around the jobsite.