Latest Stage V-compliant machines set new standards in productivity, efficiency, and operator comfort
CASE Construction Equipment have announced the launch of their new seven-model, high-specification E-Series range of crawler excavators. Building on the company’s legacy of earthmoving innovation spanning 180 years, alongside its manufacturing excellence and customer feedback, the E-Series excavators have been specially designed to help mobile plant operators become more efficient, productive, and environmentally friendly.
The latest excavator models – the CX130E, CX160E, CX180E, CX210E, CX240E, CX250E and CX300E – are all said to provide greater controllability, increased operating efficiency, and improved operator comfort and visibility, with proven productivity, fuel economy and reduced total cost of ownership.
Some of the market-leading features of the machines (from 13 to 30 tonnes) include: new FPT Industrial (FPT) Stage V engines; an enhanced cab design; improved hydraulic controls/settings; and a new full range of CASE Service Solutions.
‘Our customers are facing increasing challenges, which is intensifying competition. So, they look to CASE to develop machines that have the highest levels of uptime, efficiency, and productivity,’ commented Egidio Galano, director of construction equipment product management Europe at CNH Industrial. ‘In response, we developed the E-Series, delivering excellence, efficiency and economy.’
According to CASE, the all-new E-Series are among the most productive, competitive, and efficient excavators in the market, thanks to the CASE Intelligent Hydraulic System (CIHS), new work modes, telematics, an optimized cab control layout and latest fuel-efficient engines.
CASE have continued their longstanding partnership with FPT, who are renowned for their strong construction powertrain designs. All the E-Series excavator models, for example, feature more powerful and efficient Stage V emissions-compliant FPT engines. The 13-18-tonne machines feature N45, the 4.5-litre engines from the renowned NEF series, whilst the N67, from the same engine family, powers the 21- to 30-tonne E-Series models with a 6.7-litre displacement.
Delivering further high-production performance, CIHS – a leading feature of the previous generation excavators – is now integrated with four new work modes, with additional customizable hydraulic settings to adjust the flow priority for arm, boom, or swing movements all controlled by the operator.
Efficiency-enhancing Super Power (SP) mode delivers maximum productivity whilst Power (P) mode provides a surge of power when required and Lifting (L) mode optimizes object handling. When paired with the new FPT engines, the Eco (E) mode is said to deliver fuel savings of up to 17% on some models.
CASE have also improved the uptime and serviceability on the E-Series range; doubling maintenance intervals by up to 1,000h for engine oil, fuel filters and oil filters.
For increased operator comfort and safety, the excavators are equipped with a host of standard in-cab features designed to enhance the overall operating experience. These include: a large 10in touchscreen monitor with five configurable buttons; suspended pilot lever console; larger storage compartments; and fully adjustable ergonomic seats.
Complementing the new E-Series machines and helping customers to deliver potential efficiencies and improvements within their earthmoving operations, CASE offer a full range of aftermarket care, backup, maintenance and telematics programmes (eg CASE SiteWatch, CASE Care, CASE Protect, CASE Fluid Analysis etc.) designed to ease the burden and responsibility of asset management for fleet managers/mobile plant operators.