Cat 414E IL Features Joystick Control of Rear Implements

Wed April 11, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Caterpillar’s 414E IL industrial loader for the construction and landscaping industries follows the 416E IL and is based on the Caterpillar backhoe loader platform.

Seat-mounted joystick implement controls in the 414E IL provide increased operator comfort and promote greater productivity. With just one joystick instead of the traditional four or five levers, the machine gives the operator full control of all five functions (raise, lower, float, tilt and pitch) of the three-point tool carrier along with the ability to activate auxiliary hydraulics and work tools.

The category two three-point hitch on the 414E IL is fully integrated into the purpose-built box section frame. That means simplified operation and even greater operator comfort, according to the manufacturer.

The machine is compatible with a wide range of Caterpillar and existing aftermarket work tools.

The front loader is the same as the system used on the Caterpillar 416E backhoe loader. The front loader can use a l-cu.-yd. (.76 cu m), a 1.25-cu.-yd. (.96 cu m), or a 1.3-cu.-yd. (l-cu-m) multi-purpose bucket as well as a wide range of additional Caterpillar work tools.

The operator station is designed to reduce fatigue and to boost operator efficiency. A sloping front hood and divergent lift arms allow the operator to see more of the forward work area and loader attachments. The operator has an unobstructed view to the rear work tool.

The seat rotates 20 degrees from forward for visibility and operator comfort when operating rear implements. The seat-mounted joystick controls for the rear implement rotate with the seat for easy operation regardless of the seat position.

The power train features a Cat 3054C DINA (Direct Injection Naturally Aspirated) diesel engine, producing 74 net hp (55 kW). An optional turbocharged 3054C DIT produces 89 net hp (66 kW). All-wheel drive is standard for productive performance in all underfoot conditions.

Load-sensing hydraulics provide power when and where it is needed without wasted fuel or wear. The 414E IL has the Caterpillar Power-Shuttle transmission that permits on-the-go shifting of all gears, up or down. There are four speeds forward and four reverse as well as a conveniently-placed lever that enables the operator to make instant changes between forward and reverse.

The 414E IL is designed to work effectively with a wide variety of work tools for expanded versatility in construction and landscaping applications. Front work tools, in addition to general purpose and multipurpose buckets, include forks, a material handling arm, angle brooms and snow pushers.

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