The new controls ease the driving of the harvester and the operator can always sit comfortably
The new operating levers have 13 buttons on each handle, which results in 26 buttons in total. The driver can hold the operating levers as before which will retain a sense of familiarity. They have the same shape and size as the previous model. Because of the added buttons, the harvester operator does not need to let go of the operating levers while working and can seamlessly interact with the machine’s control system and crane. Previously, Logset had operating levers with five buttons on each handle. The operator had to let go of the operating handles to be able to press the buttons placed next to the operating levers.
The new palette consists of a silicone mat with lit buttons. The silicone mat protects the buttons from moisture and dirt, and it is easy to replace if the symbols on the buttons are worn out. All buttons on the silicone mat are unique. The operator can feel which button is which without looking at them. Both palettes have a lever that the operator can steer with their little finger without letting go of the operating lever. The lever on the right palette is for frame steering and the lever on the left palette is for optional functions like controlling the crane or steering the bulldozer blade.
Operators have unique ways of driving. Some like to hold the operating levers from the side, while others like to hold them from above. The wrist support is adjustable. The operator can first adjust the wrist support to suit the height of the arm rest, then adjust the palette with the operating levers and buttons on a comfortable height. The operating lever has edges so that the hand gets a good grip and can easily feel where the buttons are. Source