July 22, 2019

In-Cab Monitor Features

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Quick Tip Video: In-Cab Monitor Features

Every machine in your fleet is a little bit different. Training your team to operate different types of machines makes them much more well-rounded in their skillset. When your workers know every one of the features and capabilities of the machinery, they can confidently get the job done right.

Your Cat E-Series Mini Hydraulic Excavator has an in-cab monitor that has several important features and control capabilities. Understanding this monitor system is key to its proper operation.


Hey, I’m Collin and this is today’s quick tip.

Today I’m going to share some of the features of the in-cab monitor in your CAT E-series mini hydraulic excavator.

This button is your main menu.

This will allow you to access any of the menu items you wish.

To exit this screen hit the return button.

This button controls auto idle, giving you the option to turn this feature on or off.

By pressing this button three times you will engage the backup camera.

Pressing it a fourth time will engage full screen.

This button will allow you to adjust flow between 1 and 15.

You can adjust the flow up or down by hitting the buttons next to the left and right arrows.

Then simply hit OK to lock in the change.

These are just a few of the great features built into your in-cab monitor.

As always consult your operation and maintenance manual for more information.

That was today’s quick tip.

Thanks for watching.

Key Features

The monitor has several key features that need some training to understand. You would never want to tell someone to operate this machine without giving them a thorough explanation of how to utilize the monitor.

These are the monitor’s key features:

  • Main Menu: The main menu lets you navigate to the other controls and features accessible on the monitor. You can go to different controls and easily navigate back to the main menu when you need to.
  • Auto Idle: You can engage or turn off auto idle easily from the monitor. Whether you need new instructions or are switching drivers, it’s more efficient to put the machine in idle instead of shutting it off completely.
  • Backup Camera: The backup camera is an excellent safety feature that you can engage from the monitor. With more eyes around the machine, you can reverse more easily and safely with the monitor.
  • Auto Flow: Access auto flow controls and change it up or down depending on the job at hand.

For more detailed information about these features, and more, that you can access from the in-cab monitor, be sure to consult the operation manual.

Know Your Machine Before Getting Started

Understanding a machine’s capabilities before using it is key to its safe and effective operation. When your team understands the machines they’re using, you’re less likely to have accidents on your site and more likely to stay on schedule.

Inexperienced team members need more time to complete a task than more experienced people and can make mistakes that cost time and money. Getting to know the machine completely before getting started also gives you a better idea of what it’s capable of. If you aren’t trained on a machine, you may be missing out on features that will make the work easier.

Ensuring every member of your team knows how to use all of the controls and features of your fleet means you’ll get the job done right and be less likely to have an accident on the site.

Trust Altorfer Cat for All Your Maintenance Needs

Even when we take great care of our machines and have experienced technicians using them every time, those machines are prone to maintenance and repair needs. Since your machinery is so important to your daily operations, you need it fixed as soon as possible. Choose Altorfer Cat to find the best solutions for all of your maintenance and repair needs.

We have more than 60 years of experience and 29 locations in 24 cities. Contact us today or give us a call at 800-333-5993 to learn more about our services and schedule maintenance.