Cat Command for Excavating

Cat Command for Excavating

Cat Command is a remote control system for excavators that allows an operator to dig, lift, and track from a safe working distance in hazadrous applications.


Cat Command for Excavating is a remote control option that contributes to jobsite safety by allowing operators to run an excavator remotely in hazardous applications.

Work at a Safe Distance

  • When used in a potentially hazardous application, remote control allows the operator to dig, lift, and track from a safe working distance.
  • Lower potential injuries from slips, trips and falls when climbing on and off machines.
  • Remove operator risk from machine rollover or sliding.
  • For added security, only one operator interface can control the excavator at a time.

Cat Command for Excavators
Cat Command for Excavators

Enhance Productivity

  • Restart production immediately following disruptive processes, such as blasting in quarry applications.
  • Operators can quickly and easily switch between Cat Command installed machines, and change jobsite locations, with no downtime.
  • Improve productivity and reduce operator fatigue by eliminating the effects of vibration and sound.
  • Control the machine with the same response time as sitting in the cab.
  • Allow operators who have had medical concerns to return to work and operate machines earlier.

Cat Command Console

  • Available for select Cat dozers, excavators, and wheel loaders.
  • Operators work safely and comfortably off the machine while remaining on-site and having direct visual contact.
  • Provides line-of-sight operation from up to 400 meters (437 yds.) away.
  • Controls are fully integrated with machine electronics to provide the same control and response as if operating from the cab.
  • Does not require any on-site communications infrastructure.
  • Uses either a 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz frequency communications protocol.
  • View comprehensive machine information including engine rpm, fuel level, hydraulic temperature, engine temperature, aftertreatment status, operation modes, pressures, and machine warnings through the LCD display.
  • The machine will shut down if the controller is tipped more than 45 degrees, indicating that the operator has fallen.

NOTE: Command Console is unavailable in Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.

Cat Command for Excavators

Cat Command Station

  • Available for select Cat dozers, excavators and wheel loaders.
  • Enables the operator to work remotely in a comfortable, seated “virtual cab” with familiar controls and machine displays.
  • Can be located in a command center onsite or many miles away.
  • Reduces operator fatigue with a comfortable indoor working environment.
  • Operator inputs are sent directly to the machine electronics via a dedicated radio transmitter/receiver, resulting in real-time implement control.
  • Controls deliver the same response time as in the cab, maintaining precise control for all excavator applications.
  • High-quality video delivers a clear view of the work area.
  • Operators can easily switch between machines, or change jobsites with no downtime.
  • Enables trainers to stand beside an operator, without noise or movement.

Get Started With Cat Command

  • Cat Command is designed exclusively for – and deeply integrated into – select Cat machines, resulting in system reliability and durability.
  • Select Cat Command models include easy-to-install Command kits.
  • Cat Command can be retro-installed on certain existing Cat machines.
* Talk to your Cat dealer for more information about Cat Command.