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On a 2018 cat 426f2 backhoe loader

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I'm looking for the control pattern switch or valve on a CAT 426F2 backhoe loader

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I am stick on "John Deere" controls and would like to switch to "CAT" controls

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Construction and Road Equipment
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Mechanic: catmastertech, Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hey, sorry to hear you are having these problems. I know that can be frustrating. Hopefully, we can get you back to work quickly.  I see no one could help you earlier, and I hope this is not too late to be helpful. Please note that I am not set up for phone calls, you can ignore the site pop-ups. We can post to this chat as much as you like to work through this issue. All experts are not employees, and we work from home in our spare time to answer questions.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Here is the complete VIN plate as requested. I have had no luck finding the pattern control switch or valve on this machine. Right now it is stuck "John deere/ backhoe" controls, and I need it switched over to "CAT/Excavator" controls. Thanks for your time.
Mechanic: catmastertech, Technician replied 1 year ago

Thanks for that info.

This machine has the(###) ###-####Standard mechanical backhoe control group and pattern. The only way to change the control pattern is to replace the current group with the(###) ###-####nbsp;Excavator control group. The replaces all the control rods and the stand to convert the machine control to excavator pattern.

Only the machine ordered with the hydraulic joystick controls have the Alternate Pattern switch ability.

You can order a kit from your CAT dealer to make the change to the(###) ###-####nbsp;CONTROL GP-HYDRAULIC HAND -BACKHOE S/N EJ41-UP EXCAVATOR-AN ATTACHMENT.

I don't have any pricing information but, it could be fairly expensive.

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