Company takes delivery of first EU Stage-V-compliant Case excavator in Northern Ireland
BELFAST-based McCormack Demolition have invested in the first EU Stage V-certified Case excavator to be sold in Northern Ireland, a CX90D, supplied by local Case dealers Cowan Bros NI Ltd. The new machine was chosen for its versatility and cleaner engine and is being used on all types of demolition projects and sites across Ireland and the UK.
Eamon Deery, contracts manager for McCormack Demolition, commented: ‘Its compact size means that it can work inside buildings to dismantle sections that the bigger equipment can’t reach. Some sites, especially those in city centres, have extremely challenging access issues and we need machines that are able to manoeuvre in these tight spaces.’
Andrew Mawhinney, sales representative for Cowan Bros, added: ‘McCormack Demolition is a respected and well-established business in our local area. We have worked with the team for a number of years, providing servicing and engine refurbishment on some of their older CASE machines.
‘We knew that the CX90D would be the perfect fit with their existing fleet and we adapted the machine specifically to meet McCormack’s needs; fitting extra demolition guards and rotation circuits to make it fit for purpose in these tricky demolition tasks.’
Having purchased larger Case excavators in the past, McCormack Demolition are no strangers to the brand and the high performance Case machines are renowned for, but the latest Stage V-compliant CX90D excavator takes this to another level.
‘We were impressed with the ease of operation and the comfort inside the cab,’ said Mr Deery. ‘The Stage V engine future-proofs our fleet for inner-city projects where air emission legislation is getting tougher. We need to use heavy equipment to get the job done but now we can do that while creating as little environmental impact as possible.’
The CX90D machine is powered by a Yanmar diesel engine that meets EU Stage V regulations without selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and, despite it being cleaner, the engine delivers 20% more power than the previous model, yet it uses 4.5% less fuel.
Alain de Nanteuil, product director (general construction) for Case Construction Equipment Europe, said: ‘Particulate matter has been reduced by 40% with the introduction of the diesel particulate filter (DPF), but we have been careful that the changes have no impact on the operator. The filter is self-cleaning and another huge benefit for the operator is the best-in-class noise levels of only 69dB inside the cab.
‘We have maintained the low noise levels with this new engine, but we’ve also made it more pleasing to the ear thanks to the different sound frequencies generated by the engine. We have also added a large, latest generation, multifunction monitor which gives operators more control than ever, helping them to get the job done more efficiently.’
He continued: ‘We’ve always considered operator comfort as one of the key features of our heavy line range, and this is something that we will continue to focus on as we introduce further Stage V models to the fleet.’