Imog stay loyal to Case brand with the addition of five new F-Series wheel loaders
LONG-standing operators of Case equipment, Imog have strengthened their machinery fleet with the addition of five new F-Series wheel loaders purchased in recent months.
The Belgium-based recycling operator operates two treatment facilities; processing a wide range of waste materials, including bottom ash, wood waste and compost. Imog have high expectations of their equipment, as they typically operate round the clock, seven days a week, in very harsh conditions.
The company, therefore, regularly renews its equipment for optimum fleet productivity and has been, and continues to be, a loyal Case customer for the past 20 years.
The latest Case wheel loaders – three 821F models and two 1021F units – are currently working at Imog’s two recycling sites, loading trucks and handling a variety of waste for processing and production.
Jereon De Craemere, purchasing manager and project engineer for Imog, explained the company’s preferred choice of Case wheel loaders for their operations. ‘We need our wheel loaders to be very powerful, but also to offer low fuel consumption,’ he said. ‘They also have to provide great visibility, as they work in a busy environment. Case wheel loaders meet these demands and our operators appreciate the excellent comfort of these machines.’
The F-Series wheel loaders have been specially designed with features for waste-handling applications, from the Hi-eSCR technology and rear-mounted engine to the heavy-duty cooling cube.
The Hi-eSCR system, which does not use exhaust gas recirculation or a diesel particulate filter (DPF), not only provides eco-friendly performance but also safety operational benefits because the exhaust’s maximum temperature is said to be between 200°C and 500°C lower than it would be with a DPF.
This is particularly useful in facilities such as Imog’s, where the F-Series wheel loaders are handling flammable materials such as wood and paper. For added safety, the machines have pressurized cabs to protect operators in the dusty conditions and are equipped with radars and reversing cameras for easy manoeuvring.
Another key contributing factor to Imog’s continued loyalty for Case products is their strong business relationship with local dealers Delvano NV. Joachim Vanierberghe, sales director of Delvano, highlighted the importance of delivering the right know-how, after-sales services and technical expertise to their customers.
‘I believe that in order to provide good support to our customers, it is essential to know their business very well and to stay in contact regularly, so that we can anticipate their needs and work with them to ensure their fleet always matches their requirements and works at its best,’ he commented. ‘That’s why we keep in close personal contact with Imog’s operators and management team.’