Originally Posted by ksss
ISO because when you move to bigger iron most machines that dont have a pattern changer are ISO. So if your familiar with ISO from the start its never an issue. That is not the case with SAE. You can change the hyd lines on the valve bank but its a pain and you have to know the machine to pull that off without experimenting. If I could do it again I would have learned ISO, since I went from wobble sticks on a backhoe, it became second nature to run SAE in an excavator. It has bitten me numerous times, but I am not interested in learning to run ISO at this point.
I see. One of the companies we work alongside and have a very good relationship with just bought a brand new 374D Cat and I think you can change it.
I don't think I'll ever have to run a 170k pound machine but we'll see.
All the P400LCs and 345C/D's I've ran were SAE.