Posted 8/6/2022 08:05 (#9782886 - in reply to #9782302) Subject: RE: yet another h-pattern vs iso post....
ISO is really the new method and the method the industry is going towards. It offers several advantages.
One slight challenge IMO with ISO is if you want to drive and start a turn, but the tracks/tires have a high degree of traction, the machine may not turn as it normally would. Because of that, you compensate by moving the joystick to turn harder. As soon as the machine does turn, it may turn more than intended. I feel like this scenario is a bit more predictable in H pattern.
Another advantage for H pattern is when you are working on the tires/tracks on one side of the machine, for example installing a track. It is much easier to drive one side while working on it in H pattern.
Overall, I much prefer ISO. Most new/newer machines offer a pattern change by the push of a button to go between the modes.