Case Construction Equipment will celebrate 170 years of innovation and engineering excellence at this year’s Hillhead quarry equipment exhibition
With a host of new machine introductions this year, Case have continued to invest in a range of Tier 4 Interim emissions standards solutions. This has resulted in the adoption of Tier 4 Interim engines across 90% of Case models, maintaining the company’s position at the forefront of efficient, productive equipment design.
The company will have a range of F-series wheel loaders, C-series excavators and two of their latest skid steers on static display, with a CX370C crawler excavator and a 1021F wheel loader at work at the quarry face in the demonstration area.
In addition to the machinery on show, Case will be running a round of their popular Rodeo operator skills competition at the show, with drivers trying their hand on the firm’s latest mini excavators and T-series backhoe loaders. Equipment solutions will also make up an important part of the stand, with experts available to discuss finance, spare parts, service and maintenance back-up, along with the new Case telematics system.
Faster, more productive and fuel-efficient wheel loaders
Building upon the successful introduction of the F-series wheel loader range last year, Case will show a 521F, a 721FXR, an 821F and the 1021F at this year’s show. Equipped with frugal yet powerful Tier 4 Interim engines, these loaders use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with AdBlue to cut emissions, and offer up to 15% lower fuel consumption versus the previous series.
Designed to work at all levels of aggregate production operations, Case say that the F-series machines deliver unparalleled performance, with reduced operating costs for customers.
C-series excavator expansion
Case will show both the popular CX250C and the larger CX370C at Hillhead, each powered by new low-emission Tier 4 Interim engines offering increased efficiency and fuel savings benefits. Through the use of the Case Intelligent Hydraulic System (CIHS), incorporating five electronically managed energy-saving systems, these models deliver higher productivity with lower running costs to boost customer profitability.
Compact machines deliver performance with stability
With utility machines playing an increasingly important role in quarry operation and in the use of aggregates on road and building construction sites, Case will have two models from their recently updated skid-steer line. The SR175 is a radial lift model, while the SV250 uses a vertical lift arm layout.
Both models benefit from a cab with an additional 25% internal width, improving operator comfort. These powerful loaders ride on the Case Power Stance chassis, which has a 21% longer wheelbase for increased stability and increased lifting forces.
A warm welcome for all
Visitors to the Case Construction Equipment stand will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Case hospitality. In addition Case will be holding one of the UK rounds of their 2012 Rodeo Operator Challenge. Operators from all over Europe take part in these competitions, completing a variety of challenges against the clock.
Last year’s European final included teams from across Europe and Russia, with the prize including a trip to the US finals in Las Vegas, making this a truly global competition.