More Comfort Cabin for Caterpillar Track Harvester
Cat 501/501HD track harvester. Photo source Caterpillar
Caterpillar launched for Cat 501/501HD track harvesters new cabs with significant improvements to the ergonomics and other features, including better airflow, a more comfortable seat and improved night visibility. The new air suspension seat absorbs shocks and provides added comfort during extended shifts. The seat has a reinforced structure specifically designed for track machines to absorb the added shock loads. Lumbar support and neck rests are adjustable. Armrests and joysticks are also adjustable in all directions and angles.
The AC/heater system’s capacity has been increased for more effective cooling and heating. Automatic control maintains a consistent cab temperature. The seat and back support are also heated for additional warmth on cold winter days. Consoles on both sides of the operator have storage areas, open trays and a cup holder to control cab clutter. Each console has a 12-volt power source for flexibility in mounting additional electronic/electrical equipment. The molded head liner has built in stereo speakers, lighting and air flow vents.
The new style foot pedals that control carrier movement are positioned at a more comfortable angle. The third pedal, for telescopic boom or fixed head side tilt, has been replaced with a slider switch on the joystick, allowing the operator to move the carrier while operating other functions.
In addition, several new options will be available including pull-down window shades on all windows and an HID lighting package for better vision during night operations. Although the reverse slope front window sheds rain and debris, the new windshield wiper/washer provides increased visibility during inclement weather.