Question about backhoe controls...

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Andyinchville, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Andyinchville

    Andyinchville LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    HI All,

    I just bought a Case 680 E Backhoe....too good of a deal to pass up....Only thing is I dont like the 3 stick and foot controls to operate the backhoe....HOw hard / expensive would this be to change over to the 2 stick system where the right stick controls the dipper stick and bucket and the left stick controls the boom swing and boom ( I think this is the JD style controls?)..

  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    It is possible to change the towers out. The dealers do it all the time. Check the internet you may find a used tower for a steal.
  3. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    we have a 580sl with 4sticks(extendahoe) i would suggest running it for a week or do and you will adapt very quickly i like it better than jd controles but i really like the excavator controls but they are a very differant setup
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Cat > JD > Case

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