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Old 04-02-2013, 12:20 AM
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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.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:14 AM
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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.
Interesting, its seems most machines here that dont have a pattern changer are ISO. I am surprised that those 400 sized machines were SAE. Maybe I am not odd, I just work in the wrong area.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:14 AM
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Never jumped in an excavator here on the west coast that wasn't ISO and if I had to guess, I'd say I've run well over 60 different hoes in the last 10 years. I feel like SAE is an east coast/backhoe situation.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:04 AM
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I have both ISO and SAE machines as well as 4 stick and SAE backhoes.

Only takes a few mins to get used to the machines pattern.

I personally like the deere pattern except on the backhoe, the 110 is fun but the SK is the bomb with 4 sticks

I don't consider myself a good operator but a good operator should be able to run any machine, any pattern within 30 mins
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:09 AM
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I have both ISO and SAE machines as well as 4 stick and SAE backhoes.

Only takes a few mins to get used to the machines pattern.

I personally like the deere pattern except on the backhoe, the 110 is fun but the SK is the bomb with 4 sticks

I don't consider myself a good operator but a good operator should be able to run any machine, any pattern within 30 mins
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Perhaps if you settled on one operating system, you find that your skills improve.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:03 AM
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Perhaps if you settled on one operating system, you find that your skills improve.
I have no depth perception due to the loss of an eye. Settling on 1 operating system won't change that.

My point is, an operator is an operator and can adapt to any machine or control pattern without difficulty.

btw, i do ok for a 1 eyed guy.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:30 AM
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Guys, just to clarify, Cat is actually the ones who run SAE and Deere has historically run ISO, not the other way around. Up here, it's almost unheard of to run into an ISO machine, 99.999% of machines run SAE.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:36 AM
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I'll see if I can dig up a couple pictures to support my claims.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:01 AM
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Guys, just to clarify, Cat is actually the ones who run SAE and Deere has historically run ISO, not the other way around. Up here, it's almost unheard of to run into an ISO machine, 99.999% of machines run SAE.
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Yeah you're right, I get them confused. Word on the street is always "Cat or Deere", forget the damn acronyms.
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