[VIDEO] Caterpillar's Smart Grader Attachment Works Like a Side-Shift without the Weight

Cat's Tharen Peterson says the side extensions on the smart grader blade for D3 skid steers can work around obstacles at much lower weight than side-shift functionality

Smart attachments have three defining features:

  1. Attachment recognition, which means the machine knows there's an attachment and what kind of attachment it is
  2. Advance displays providing operator feedback
  3. Mode control, which lets the operator use the existing joysticks to operate the smart attachment