Cat® machines won’t work without operators
The hydraulic safety interlock system installed on all Cat mini excavators is designed to prevent accidental machine operation. Your equipment won’t start unless the interlock lever is in the “up” position. Then, once the engine is running, nothing will operate on the excavator until the lever is put back down. It’s a simple safety concept but one that prevents dangerous situations involving unmanned machines. If you’ve ever accidentally kicked a control while exiting an excavator, you can appreciate the hydraulic safety interlock system.
Fluorescent seat belts stand out
It’s not a fashion statement. Cat uses 3-inch fluorescent seat belts so that supervisors and safety officers can more easily see that operators are wearing them. Cat mini excavators also come equipped with a seatbelt monitor switch that triggers a display to the in-cab monitor to remind operators when their seatbelts are not engaged. For work areas that are highly regulated, a beacon can be attached on top of the excavators to show that an operator’s seatbelt is engaged.
Swing protection made easy with Ease of Use E-fence
Cat Next Gen excavators have a swing control protection feature called E-fence. This feature can be set to prevent the boom from swinging out of the protected range, so the machine does not contact people, walls, power lines, etc. E-fence gives total zone protection, covering the circumference of the machine, below grade, above grade and at the front of it.
Being seen and heard
A worksite is a busy place. Travel alarms and backup alarms let others know when your machine is in motion. Cat mini excavators also feature safety courtesy lights on the boom and cab. There’s even a setting for lights to stay illuminated for up to 90 seconds, in case you’re working past sundown and need to walk through a site filled with potential pitfalls and debris.