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Case CX130C crawler excavator

Contractor strengthens Case machinery fleet with addition of a new CX130C crawler excavator 

ACCORDING to Case Construction Equipment, the CX130C crawler excavator model is proving to be the machine of choice within its class, as the company reports strong sales during the first six-months of 2013.

West Midlands-based Tonbrie Construction have further increased their fleet of Case machines by taking delivery of a CX130C excavator, which was supplied by Case dealers Southern Plant. 


Case’s popular C Series range of crawler excavators is renowned for its use of new low emission Tier 4 Interim engines and the equipment manufacturer’s advanced Intelligent Hydraulic System, both of which offer increased efficiency and fuel savings benefits.

Tonbrie have been running Case equipment for more than 20 years and their current fleet comprises six 130Bs and a variety of machines ranging from three to eight tonne.

Brian Hill, managing director of Tonbrie Construction, commented: ‘We purchased our first Case machine in 1992, and although we have tested and owned other models over the years, we consider Case products best meet our requirements in the sectors we operate in. This is why we opted for the Case CX130. We were impressed by its innovative design and fuel economy.’

The C Series range delivers impressive digging performance with low emissions and savings on fuel consumption – as a result of the Tier 4 Interim engines, which use cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) to provide a cleaner burn.

Case’s Intelligent Hydraulic System offers five key energy saving systems. The Boom Energy Save lowers engine revs during boom lower and swing operations, while the Auto Energy Save system reduces engine revs when the joystick control levers are inactive. The Swing Relief Control manages the hydraulic power distribution at the start of a slewing operation, enabling efficient use of hydraulic flow and pressure. The Spool Stroke Control automatically adjusts the hydraulic pressure during digging operations, and Idle Shutdown turns the engine off after a preset time has elapsed.

Improving operator comfort and safety are key elements that Case are committed to, and this has been evident in the new C Series cab. It is 5% larger than the B Series and quieter too. Noise levels have been reduced to the level of ‘luxury car’ and air-conditioning performance has been improved. 


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