CASE Construction Equipment has launched its next generation of compact track loaders (CTLs) and skid steers with the introduction of the B Series — five CTLs and eight skid steers spanning radial and vertical lift patterns, as well as numerous horsepower and size classes* to provide contractors with the equipment choices best suited to their operation.
“CASE CTLs and skid steers are enhanced to deliver a completely new and intuitive operating experience while also standing up to the rigors of heavy earthmoving and attachment use,” says George Mac Intyre, product manager for compact equipment, CASE. “The B Series retains the styling of previous CASE loaders, yet critical operational systems have been re-engineered for greater performance, and fully integrated with new control and operator interfaces to give contractors a powerful match of productivity, efficiency and convenience.”
A Simple Operator Experience
New CASE B Series loaders feature a completely redesigned operator interface, including new left- and right-hand posts (all models) with simple ignition, push-button operation, easy throttle control and intuitive switches for all core machine functions. Contractors may choose between standard mechanical, mechanical hand-and-foot, and electro-hydraulic controls when specifying a machine. An all-new eight-inch LCD multi-function display with backup camera comes with all electro-hydraulic models — and it can be added to mechanical configurations for use with the backup camera and operational displays (but without the electro-hydraulic control capabilities). Electro-hydraulic models provide the additional simplicity of switching between ISO and H operating patterns with the simple push of a button.
CASE CTLs and skid steers feature industry-leading 360-degree visibility — enhanced by the new backup camera as well as a cab-wide rearview mirror that comes 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 large curved rear window allow for great sightlines to 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 doesn’t impede visibility to the rear when compared with select competitive equipment.
A More Comfortable Operator Experience
The extremely low entry threshold built into each machine allows for easy entry and exit from the cab. CASE features one of the widest skid steer and CTL cabs in the industry, providing excellent space for more comfort and operator positioning. Joysticks on electro-hydraulic models have been designed with a narrower, more comfortable grip, and closer switch layout and a smaller head size for easier operation. The electro-hydraulic pods on each joystick have also been made smaller to give the operator more legroom inside the machine.
Maintenance-Free Tier 4 Final Emissions and Easy Service
All B Series models (except the SR160B) feature either a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) design with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) that requires no fluids or lifetime filter maintenance, or a CEGR design with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment (on 90 horsepower units) that also requires no lifetime filter maintenance — although it does require filling with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) as needed.
Daily checks on all models are simple, with all regular service points and checks easily grouped at the rear of the machine. Fleet managers can further expand the simplicity of maintaining B Series models with the addition of an optional CASE SiteWatch™ telematics subscription that provides insight into operational data, service intervals and total machine performance — and CASE dealers can be granted access to that data to further build proactive service and support plans around each machine.