Having the right tools for your landscaping business can make a world of difference when it comes to your productivity. I sat down with Tharen Peterson, Caterpillar Product Application Specialist, to learn more about how Cat Smart Attachments are changing the game for landscapers and how they can help you get more done on the job.
There are some features that set Smart Attachments apart from standard landscaping attachments:
One of the great advantages of Smart Attachments are their technological features. The Smart Grader Blade and Smart Dozer Blade both feature ASSIST. This technology allows you to set the slope for one side of the Smart Grader Blade and automatically adjusts the slope for the other side so you can maintain a cross-slope setting even as the blade is angled. The ASSIST feature also helps you make adjustments more easily to the Smart Dozer Blade.
The Smart Backhoe attachment in particular comes in handy for landscapers who may already own a skid steer loader. It allows you to use your machine like a backhoe for things like trenching, digging footings and more, rather than bringing out another machine to the job site or investing in a new machine if you don’t already have one to complete those jobs.
Probably the biggest advantage that Cat Smart Attachments have over standard attachments is their ease of use, especially for newer operators. Joystick controls can help less experienced operators more easily control the attachments and the Smart Technology features help make minute adjustments to the attachments automatically, saving time on the job.
And for landscapers who also do seasonal snow and ice removal, the Smart Dozer Blade can be used for those applications as well. Smart Attachments can open your business to the possibility of adding more seasonal work to your offerings if you don’t already work in the snow and ice industry.
“These attachments also give the operator more feedback and intuitive controls through the joysticks so they create less mental and physical fatigue,” says Tharen.
When you have the right tools for the job, a day on the job site gets a lot easier and Smart Attachments come with plenty of advantages that make them a benefit to any landscape business.
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