Hand controls

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Dec 27, 2005
On page 166 of my 742B Parts Manual is a Hand Contols Kit. Would I be correct in assuming this changes the bucket to hand control and machine drive to foot control? If so, does anyone out there have any experience with this kit? I have had my Bobcat for about a year, and I still have to maintain a very high level of conscious attention to the fact that the bucket is activated by my feet, and the hand levers drive the machine. Compare that to my farm tractor bucket loader, or a rented excavator, and with no thought at all my feet automatically drive the machine, and my wrist automatically controls the bucket. I presume the kit costs an arm a leg, but how well does it work ??