1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

CAT 416C Backhoe Controls

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by KTS77_416C, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. KTS77_416C

    KTS77_416C Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Northwest Ohio
    Dumb question,,

    Is it possible to switch the controls on the 416c backhoe...switch the "boom" stick to the opposite side and the "stick" stick to the other side..do you follow me??

    Thanks!
     
  2. bruce michael

    bruce michael Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Occupation:
    Plant Operator/Truck Driver
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Hi KTS77

    Have a look at this thread for some information?

    "http://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/showthread.php?14865-Cat-416C-how-do-I-change-control-pattern"
     
  3. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,081
    Location:
    IL. USA
  4. KTS77_416C

    KTS77_416C Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Northwest Ohio
    thanks for the help guys, will have to check under the left fender tmr to see if it has the valve control switch!! keeping my fingers crossed :D

    i run a kobelco excavator usually 3 times a week, boom and stick are exact opposite of the 416, very irritating at times!!! :Banghead
     
  5. Deere500a

    Deere500a Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    170
    Location:
    Castro Valley ca
    If there is no switch, take the plastic cover off at the controls and you'll see the linkage going from the pivot point to the valves, see if you can't switch the linkage.
     
  6. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    718
    Location:
    S/W CO
    There is no switch on the C model 416=they are not pilot control. The switch uinder the fender arrived with the 420Ds. 416Ds remained mechanical controls to save costs so Cat could offer a lesser expensive backhoe. You will have to buy the different linkage required for the different control pattern. Check your Cat dealer for new parts or try 2nd Steel for used.
     
  7. KTS77_416C

    KTS77_416C Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Northwest Ohio
    well definately no switch like dgodgr said...:mad:

    im sure the parts needed to do this from cat will cost me a fortune!! will try to find this 2nd steel, never heard of it..Thanks fellas
     
  8. KTS77_416C

    KTS77_416C Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Northwest Ohio
    found them, no luck on their website. will maybe call them to see
     
  9. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    718
    Location:
    S/W CO
    Yes, call them. They can get what you need. I have purchased the parts to switch my 416C from Sherman controls to Cat controls. If you have the parts manual you can find the Cat part numbers yourself. Be sure to have your serial number handy when you call 2nd Steel.
     
  10. KTS77_416C

    KTS77_416C Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Northwest Ohio
    ok i will do that..went by cat dealer this am so i stopped and seen what it would take, could cost $1000 from them!!!
     
  11. case 580sm

    case 580sm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Occupation:
    full time backhoe operator
    Location:
    Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
    What kind of controls are they- 2 stick?

    Case 580sm
     
  12. KTS77_416C

    KTS77_416C Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Northwest Ohio
    yes, 2-stick with foot controlled xtend. Has the Cat excavator controls, would like to have the JD controls at least i think thats what they are