Case unveil extensive Hillhead 2014 line-up
Heavy machines take centre stage along with others from the company’s Midi and Compact line-ups
WITH one of the largest stands at this year’s show, Case Construction say they will be exhibiting an extensive selection of machines that demonstrate innovation and engineering excellence for the quarrying, construction, and industrial sectors, with 90% of all machines equipped with the company’s latest T4i engines and SCR advanced fuel-saving system technology.
The Case Heavy range, which is renowned for machines equipped to work in the most demanding environments, will take centre stage with a line-up that includes the 621FXT, 721FXR, 1021F, 1121F F-series wheel loaders; the CX130C, CX145, CX210C, CX370C and CX800C crawler excavators; plus a 1650M dozer.
The Case F-series has been designed to work across all aggregate production operations, and all the machines within this range are equipped with efficient, low-emission Tier 4i engines and fuel-saving selective catalytic reduction technology (SCR). Efficient transmission is provided by the Case Proshift five-speed transmission, which incorporates a range of features that allow operators to work at lower rev/min and fully utilize the engine’s torque.
The F-series is also said to deliver class-leading comfort and visibility, including the Case Quiet Cab, optional joystick steering, a standard rear-view camera, floor-to-ceiling windows and improved lighting system.
Case’s C-series crawler excavator range offers some of the most productive machines in their class. They are fully equipped to work in demanding applications ranging from waste re-handling to demolition, rock handling and mass excavation. As with other ranges, the C-series benefits from Tier 4i engines, and from the Case Intelligent Hydraulic System (CIHS) which incorporates five electronically managed energy-saving systems.
The M-series dozers use highly efficient hydrostatic transmissions to deliver a class-leading drawbar pull (311kN for the 1650M model). They are powered exclusively by Tier 4i FPT engines and also use SCR technology to achieve lower emissions with improved fuel consumption. These machines boast a 9–16% increase in power, yet deliver more than a 10% fuel saving, along with a 19% increase in productive efficiency.
Machines from Case’s Midi range will include the WX180 wheeled excavator, together with the Tier 4 final CX75C SR and CX80C SR tracked models, while the Compact line-up will include Case’s new Tier 4 SV185 and the CX18B, CX30B and CX50B zero-swing mini-excavators, plus a 580ST series backhoe loader.
Hillhead will also be the venue for the second qualifying round of the Case Rodeo Challenge, where entrants are invited to test their skill operating a Case mini-excavator against the clock. The winner will go on represent the UK and compete against operators from across Europe in the final which will be held in Paris later this year.
Case will also be launching ProCare, a new and inclusive maintenance package solution which offers three years’ extended coverage, cost control with planned maintenance, and easy fleet management with Case’s advanced SiteWatch system.
In addition to the company’s static stand display, Case will have four machines working in the quarry demonstration area – an F-series 1021F wheel loader, plus CX350C, CX370C, and CX210C crawler excavators.