JCB is now offering landscapers more versatility with their skid steers and compact track loaders by introducing “myCHOICE” software, which enables operators to adjust travel and loader controls for various applications.
The new software allows the user to choose between six control modes, with three for the transmission and three for the loader functions. The modes are selected the same way as with the previous software.
“We recognized that JCB needed skid steer software to satisfy a wide range of customer applications and demands,” said Kenneth Walton, chief engineer for JCB. “When customers see electronic controls, they expect to be able to modify them to suit their needs, similar to how one modifies a cell phone to match personal preference. myCHOICE skid steer software allows them to do just that.”
According to JCB, the new software is simple enough that operators can feel like experts regardless of the amount of experience they actually have.
The software will also be periodically updated and JCB dealers will install these updates during clients’ preventative service appointments.
“Skid steers and compact track loaders will continue to get smarter and smarter,” Walton said. “We’ll see increasingly sophisticated electronic controls that will allow operators to do even more with their machines. In the end, myCHOICE controls are about making it easier for JCB customers to do their jobs.”