Where to Find Cable Connections on Off-Highway Equipment
By using the correct cable, a diagnostic kit or scan tool can be attached to your construction or agriculture equipment to read and analyze fault codes. Using diagnostic kits like TEXA or Cojali you can read fault codes, get repair information, and clear fault codes to get your machine back up and running.
However, finding the right place to connect on your off-highway equipment can feel like a scavenger hunt. Nothing on off-highway equipment is standardized. There is no universal cable to hook up to each make and model of equipment, so it seems fitting that the connection port would be located in different places on each. Below are some common pieces of equipment & where to connect your diagnostic cable.
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WHERE TO CONNECT
Bobcat Skid Steer after 2014
Bobcat Skid Steers 2014 or newer have two cable connections – one for machine diagnostics and another for engine diagnostics:
Bomag Roller (Deutz engines)
Where your diagnostic cable connection is will depend on what model roller you have. Most can be found in the two places shown below.
Some Bomag Roller models have the cable port in the step:
Some Bomag Rollers have the connection in the engine bay:
Connections can be found in the cab near the fuse panel or behind the seat:
CAT excavators have connections either behind seat or near batteries:
The hook up for CAT Graders are located in the cab:
CAT loader cable connection is found in the cab:
Caterpillar Skid Steer
Connection will be located either in the cab or in the engine bay.
Backhoe diagnostic connections are in the cab near the fuse panels: