The 260 Backhoe has been designed with maximum operator comfort in mind. The features listed below will keep you comfortable all day long when working on various projects.
Swivel seat system
Seat in tractor position (1026R Tractor shown)
Seat swivels from tractor to backhoe position
Seat in backhoe position
Due to the limited space behind the operator station and where the backhoe mounts, the 260 Backhoe utilizes the 1023E, 1025R, and 1026R Tractor's standard seat. Included with the backhoe's mounting kit is a swivel mechanism that will be added to the current suspension system on the tractor.
With the swivel mechanism installed, the seat will retain full travel fore and aft as well as keeping the proper clearance in the safety envelope that the roll-over protection structure (ROPS) provides.
Swiveling the seat is as simple as rotating the base upward, holding it up as you turn the seat counter-clockwise, and then rotating the seat downward toward the backhoe. There are no latches or tricky controls to open or close in order to perform this function.
Comfortable operator platform
With the comfort of the high-back tractor seat and the easy-to-use two-lever controls, the 260 Backhoe makes for safe and easy operation all day long.
All controls are in an ergonomically comfortable position and are easily reachable from within the operator platform when in the backhoe position.
The 260 Backhoe has a tapered valve control covering, which allows for maximum leg room and great visibility into the trench being dug. This keeps the operator comfortable and productive all day long.
NOTE: The seatbelt is not to be worn when seat is turned around in the backhoe position. The ROPS is not in the proper location to keep the operator safe in a roll-over situation.