The operator's compartment is composed of the compartment enclosure, the instrument panel and box assembly,
the operator's seat assembly and the compartment floorboards.
The compartment enclosure is bolted to the front main frame with the operator's seat assembly mounted on a
raised platform at the rear of the enclosure. The seat height is controlled by the adjustable mounting bracket.
Directional movement of the seat is controlled by a spring loaded ratchet device. A handle to operate the locking
mechanism is provided. A second locking device allows the seat to be tipped forward during periods of inactivity.
This protects the cushions from the heat of the sun and inclement weather.
The loader control levers are mounted to the upright portion of the elevated platform and to the right of the
operator. Just forward of these control levers is the boom kick-out control. The heater is mounted to the upright
portion of the elevated platform and to the right of the operator.
The air horn control valve button is mounted on the floorboard beneath the transmission control levers, to the left of
The two brake pedals and accelerator pedal are mounted on the front floorboard and the transmission control
cables, hand throttle linkage, and steering gear shaft pass through it.
Figure 24. Operator's Compartment.