Case brought next-generation of fuel-efficient construction equipment to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
Case’s stand inspired by their renowned Tomahawk Customer Center in Wisconsin’s North Woods bustled with visitors, attracted by the latest products on display and the surprising events that buzzed around Case’s stand throughout the week.
At the exhibition, Case announced their partnership with country music star Kip Moore to participate in a number of customer engagement and community events in 2014, including Moore’s exclusive live performance during the trade show. Handcrafted Case M Series dozer replicas were given to visitors participating to a special Twitter giveaway while people spotted wearing a Care orange vest in or outside the venue had the chance to win $100 and other prizes.
Case also unveiled a Ram Laramie Longhorn-inspired 580 Super N Wide Track backhoe loader with a distinctive black and gold livery. The backhoe will tour the US at Ram and Case-sponsored events with a new Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 truck.
As part of their mission to meet the most stringent emission standards, Case presented an expanded line-up of Tier 4 Final compliant machines. Relying on the engine technology developed by sister company FPT Industrial, Case confirmed to be best positioned to succeed as the Tier 4 Final regulations come into effect.
Mario Gasparri, brand president of CNH Industrial Construction Equipment, said: ‘CONEXPO-CON/AGG was a very successful event for Case. At our stand, we welcomed an impressive number of customers from all over the world, with a significant representation of European key-accounts and dealers. They commented on how impressed they were with the welcoming feel of the stand, the extent of our brand’s product ranges, and the importance of the global group we belong to.
‘We are very proud of our latest introductions presented in Las Vegas. They successfully incorporate our strong commitment to quality, productivity and fuel efficiency, helping our customers to get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively, exactly the way they want to. These are Case’s well-known strengths since 1842. Today, our expanded line-up perfectly expresses the DNA of our brand which has been built on strong foundations, creating a modern, innovative and professional partner to the construction sector.’
In a world exclusive preview, Case unveiled the new CX350D hydraulic excavator, the first model of the Tier 4 Final D Series that will be available in Europe next year. With a 268hp engine and an innovative Tier 4 Final solution that combines cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) technologies, the CX350D hydraulic excavator maximizes power and performance. Together with improved hydraulic controls, Case say that the CX350D provides more digging force and lift capacity and up to 10 % greater fuel efficiency.
Case also showcased their improved-performance C-Series of crawler excavators with a 28.1-tonne CX250C long-reach model. Powered by a Tier 4 Interim diesel engine, the C-Series optimizes productivity and efficiency thanks to advanced technologies such as the Case intelligent hydraulic system that helps manage the engine and hydraulics. With an 8m boom in the long-reach version, the CX250C crawler excavator can reach up to 18m.
A Case CX80C model represented the Case mid-excavator offering. Launched in 2013, the CX80C excavator is equipped with a Tier 4 Final engine that uses up to 5% less fuel. With great serviceability, minimized downtime and reduced dimensions with no compromise in visibility and comfort, the CX80C is built to deliver the performance of higher class excavators.
Case M-Series dozers, launched during Bauma in Europe, took centre stage at CONEXPO-CON/AGG with the M1150, the M1650 and the M2050 models. Redesigned from the ground up, this three-model line-up boosts productivity with best-in-class drawbar pull, powerful horsepower ratings and operating weight up to 20 tonnes. Powered by Tier 4 Interim FPT Industrial engines with industry-exclusive SCR technology, the M-Series dozers are said to provide superior performance in load response, max torque and achieve lower emissions and higher fuel savings. The operator has total control on the machine performance to better match the ground conditions thanks to new control customizations, including blade sensitivity, steering sensitivity and shuttle sensitivity settings. With a new cab-forward design built for maximum visibility and comfort, and a robust C-frame for heavy earthmoving, the M-Series dozers offer durability and higher productivity in every working condition.
Case introduced the new Tier 4 Final 921F wheel loader. With a 7.2-ton payload, which can fill 28-ton payload trucks in three passes, Case say the new 921F model raises the bar on performance, fuel savings and ease of maintenance. Equipped with ProShift transmission, the 921F model delivers up to 10% more fuel savings while its Cooling Cube design keeps the dust away from the radiators and ensures constant temperature and high efficient cooling. The rear-mounted engine gives the safest-in-class maintenance accessibility at ground level. Available with full climate control, the cab provides outstanding comfort and unmatched all-round visibility. The 921F wheel loader offers a diesel particulate filter-free solution thanks to SCR engine technology with AdBlue, implemented in Case wheel loaders since 2011.
Spotlights were also made on the Case 321F, coming from the new F-Series of compact wheel loaders. Completely redesigned for improved manoeuvrability, versatility and performance, the new F Series features Case’s proven ‘maintenance-free’ Tier 4 Final particulate matter catalyst solution and offers increased breakout force and lift capacity in a more compact design, which makes it suitable for general construction, landscaping and supply yards work.
The new Tier 4 Final 321F compact wheel loaders will be introduced in the European markets by the end of 2014, while the Tier 4 Final compliant Case 921F wheel loaders will be available in 2015.
The Case skid-steer and compact track loaders on display further emphasized the company’s commitment to providing the most advanced Tier 4 solutions.
Case ‘Dire States’ Panel to Reviving America’s Infrastructure
The ‘Dire States’ tour made a stop at Case’s stand, where Case hosted a panel discussion that featured government and business leaders to highlight the problems facing American infrastructure. The panel served as finale to present the progress and key findings of the ‘Dire States’ tour, a road trip across the United States at the steering wheel of a 1949 Hudson car on display at Case’s stand. The project was born from the collaboration between Case Construction Equipment and the former White House appointee Dan McNichol and it is intended to raise public awareness to the infrastructure investment shortfall while identifying innovative ways to spur the sector’s development.