CASE Construction Equipment has reached an important milestone of 175 years of developing practical and effective solutions for construction businesses worldwide, as Plant & Civil Engineer’s Justin Carrigan reports following a recent trip to Turin in Italy.
During our visit to the CNH Industrial Village in Turin, CASE unveiled its new mini excavator range and upgraded backhoe loaders as company representatives discussed the brand’s readiness for a new year of growth.
Over the years CASE has grown and evolved with its customers, shared their challenges and, anticipating their needs, provided the solutions.
As it celebrates this important 175-year anniversary, CASE is ready to take up the challenges of the future. It has ensured the growth of its wide tracked excavator offering with the extension of its long-standing strategic alliance.
It is looking forward to exciting new product launches, starting with a brand new mini excavator range and the upgrade of its successful T Series backhoe loaders. More new product introductions will follow, maintaining the CASE product offering at the forefront of the industry.
The all-new C Series mini excavator line features 6 models ranging from 1.7 to 6.0 tonnes. These are the first products of the new range, which will be extended with additional models during 2017. The new C Series raises the bar compared to the previous range, with better performance, a rich array of features, and even greater comfort and safety – all contributing to outstanding productivity.
Gaston Le Chevalier de la Sauzaye, CASE Product Marketing Manager for mini excavators, commented: “The mini excavator is an essential product line for construction businesses: they account for the biggest industry volumes by far at 53,000 t units for Europe – and the market size is increasing each year. With the new C Series range, we deliver what our customers tell us they need most from this product line for their business: outstanding productivity, comfort and safety.”
The new mini excavators are loaded with features that will make the operator’s work easier, more comfortable and more productive. They include the new easy-to-read digital cluster that provides useful information and warning lights; the standard Engine Start Limitation (ESL) anti-theft system; the hydraulic Quick Coupler for fast attachment changes; the electric refuel pump and many more.
Meanwhile, the upgraded T Series backhoe loaders presented the opportunity of Tier 4 Final compliance to introduce improvements and more choice for customers, as well as the new CASE livery.
The new models achieve the demanding emissions standards with CASE’s unique SCR-only solution, which ensures a powerful performance with outstanding fuel efficiency – and no need for Diesel Particulate Filter or regeneration. The efficiency of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) after-treatment system has been optimised so that Tier 4 Final standards are achieved without a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst.
This reduction in the number of components has enabled CASE to rationalise the engine layout. The after-treatment system has been repositioned externally providing better access to the engine, the electronic module and fuses. The new layout facilitates servicing, resulting in lower Total Cost of Ownership.
In addition to the new engine layout, the exhaust pipe has been moved to the right-hand pillar, improving visibility.