Case Construction Equipment, part of CNH Industrial group, has brought in to the Asia Pacific market its next generation of skid steer loaders (SSLs) and compact track loaders (CTLs) with the introduction of the new B-series — offering radial and vertical lift patterns, as well as numerous horsepower and size classes, to provide customers with the equipment choices best suited to their operations.
The Case SSLs and CTLs are enhanced to deliver a completely new and intuitive operating experience while also standing up to the rigors of heavy earthmoving and attachment use. The B-series retains the styling of previous Case loaders, but critical operational systems have been re-engineered to boost performance, and fully integrated with new control and operator interfaces to give contractors a powerful combination of productivity, efficiency and convenience.
The B-series loaders feature a redesigned operator interface, including new left- and right-hand posts with simple ignition, push-button operation, easy throttle control and intuitive switches for all core machine functions. When choosing the specifications for a new machine, customers may choose between standard mechanical, mechanical hand-and-foot, and electro-hydraulic controls. Electro-hydraulic models provide the additional simplicity of switching between ISO and H operating patterns with a simple touch of a button.
The Case loaders offer 360-degree visibility enhanced by a cab-wide rearview mirror that comes as standard on all machines. The low entry threshold and large front window provide excellent visibility to the front of the machine and down to the attachment. Large side windows and a wide curved rear window provide great sightlines towards the sides and the rear of the machine.
Rear visibility is further aided by low-profile rear hoods, and an extremely low-profile H-Link on vertical-lift models that is better at avoiding impeded rear visibility compared to most competitors’ equipment, according to Case.
The extremely low entry threshold built into each machine allows drivers easy entry and exit from the cab. Case boasts one of the widest cabs in the industry on its SSLs and CTLs, leading to greater comfort and better operator positioning.
Joysticks on electro-hydraulic models have been designed with a narrower, more comfortable grip, and a closer switch layout with a smaller head-size for easier operation. The electro-hydraulic pods on each joystick have also been made smaller, giving the operator more legroom inside the cab.
Mechanically controlled models of the SR210B and larger models also feature servo-assisted joysticks, for easier operation and less operator fatigue. Moreover, the cupholder and storage areas in select models have been repositioned to give more legroom, while options such as a Bluetooth radio and heated seats further improve total operator comfort.
The new B-series is designed with powerful breakout forces, a range of auxiliary hydraulic options that allow each machine to run hundreds of attachments, and highly stable wheel and track bases that permit operators to work with confidence on any type of terrain. The full range of vertical- and radial-lift machines provide excellent options for every application, from concentrated groundwork and grading to truck loading and material handling.
In terms of attachment operation, the Case B-series offers either standard, high-flow or enhanced high-flow auxiliary hydraulics with pressures up to 267 bars for running high-capacity hydraulic attachments such as cold planers and mulchers. In addition, all models feature a connect-under-pressure manifold design that allows for quick and tool less disconnection of hydraulic lines.
Other optional features such as ride control and self-levelling further improve overall operator performance and efficiency.