Welcome! Sign In to personalize your Cat.com experience
If you already have an existing account with another Cat App, you can use the same account to sign in here
One Account. All of Cat.
Your Caterpillar account is the single account you use to log in to select services and applications we offer. Shop for parts and machines online, manage your fleet, go mobile, and more.
If you want to cut down on fatigue and save a bit of time, joystick steering could be the solution. Instead of steering with the wheel and then moving your hands back to the joysticks to control implements, you can keep your hands in one place.
Estimated read time: 2 minutes
Our video about Cat® wheeled excavator joystick steering shows you just how easy it is to turn the feature on and then immediately get to work.
Estimated watch time: 2 minutes
As you see in the video, the joystick steering feature is simple to use. It could be just what you need to get your work done.
HOW TO TURN ON WHEELED EXCAVATOR JOYSTICK STEERING [00:33]
Press the joystick steering button on the right control panel.
You’ll see the button’s indicator light turn on.
Use the left joystick thumb wheel to turn your excavator.
Press the button again to turn joystick steering off.
HOW TO USE JOYSTICK STEERING [00:40]
The feature works in gears 1-2, when you’re operating up to 9 mph (15 km/h). If your cab is facing forward, steering works as expected. That means when you move the thumb wheel to the left, your machine turns to the left.
But if your cab is facing backward, steering and travel speed pedal functions are reversed.
Remember: Always refer to your Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM) for guidance on maintenance, safety, settings, features and more.
To learn more about joystick steering and how to use other features on your wheeled excavators, Caterpillar offers extensive operator training through Equipment Training Solutions.
Get the most from your excavator with operating tips, safety advice, maintenance help and much more.
Need to see your manual on the go? Your excavator has an electronic maintenance manual.GO PAPERLESS NOW
Just starting out? Learn where to find important features on your new 350 excavator.GET STARTED NOW
Using Cat Payload for excavators to measure load weight as you work increases efficiency and reduces operating costs.Learn More
A thumb for your excavator can boost productivity and versatility. Find the ones you need.SEE MORE
Gain unlimited access to must-know information about your machine. Find ideas you can put to work on the job right away, including business insights.