The mechanical side arm with the S30 quick attach system can be fitted with lighter (max. 200 kg) attachments like the A430938 S30 cutting bar and the A429926 S30 multi-function drive unit with HD brushes. It is equipped with a mechanical, manually extendable straight telescopic arm and a hydraulic jib arm which tilts the attachment up and down. Telescoping to the side is max. 1000 mm and jib arm movement is max. 45° down and 90° up from the horizontal position.
The side arm is pivoted in the middle, locked with a pin, and can be turned manually up and down with 45° steps – and even 180° to the other side, which makes it possible to work either on the right or on the left side of the loader. The arm is rigid to all directions, there is no release mechanism in case it hits an obstacle.
The optional attachment control switch pack is necessary for operating the side arm: the hydraulic jib arm is operated with the switch pack, and the attachment which is mounted on the side arm is operated with the auxiliary hydraulics control lever, or with the buttons on the joystick (if fitted). If the attachment is not in operation (or there is no attachment on the side arm) the jib arm can be operated with the auxiliary hydraulics control lever.