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Working Smarter — Not Harder — With the Right Landscape Attachments

It’s all about labor and time savings with these landscaping attachments.

When talking about attachments, we often start with the fact that the machine — whether it’s a skid steer, a compact track loader (CTL), a backhoe or a wheel loader — is the base platform that allows the owner/operator to do a job. The base purchase of that machine comes with a standard bucket, which is great for many applications.

Tracks, Tires and Total Cost of Ownership: Selection, Maintenance Considerations and Best Practices for Tracks and Pneumatic Tires

Tracks and pneumatic tires represent a significant percentage of total cost of ownership (TCO) for any piece of landscaping equipment. Proper maintenance and operating practices can go a long way to ensure that equipment owners are getting the most out of their investment, as well as working towards a safe and productive job schedule.

This article serves to identify some initial purchase considerations that will ultimately affect TCO over the course of a machine’s service life, as well as maintenance and operational factors that will extend the life of each asset and ultimately lower its TCO.

Rent vs. Buy: Attachment Edition

The rent vs. purchase equation is discussed at length in the landscaping industry—but the conversation is most often geared towards the primary equipment platform: the skid steer, the mini ex, etc. The decision to rent or purchase attachments and other ancillary equipment shares many of the same financial considerations, and there are several factors that help a business owner determine whether it makes more sense to rent or purchase attachments.

There is no right answer that will work for every business owner. Each individual should look at factors such as cash flow, taxes, estimated utilization rates, as well as associated costs like maintenance, depreciation and resale values. Additional factors include the size of the operation and the types of jobs and applications in which the attachment will be used.

CASE Announces Enhancements to N Series Backhoe Loader Line

Legacy backhoe loader line gains round of enhancements to hydraulic and electrical systems, drivetrain, serviceability and more.

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced several machine enhancements to its N Series backhoe loaders incorporated throughout the machine—from cab and drivetrain improvements to enhancements to the hydraulic and electrical systems. CASE has also made standard several options that were previously optional, and now offers an increased suite of factory options on all N Series backhoe loaders.

The Pre- and Post-Operation Equipment Inspection Checklist

The equipment operator can prevent downtime, extend service life and ensure more efficient operation with just a few minutes of preventive inspection both pre- and post-operation.
By Brad Stemper, product manager, CASE Construction Equipment

 “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – old Ben Franklin wasn’t a heavy equipment operator or fleet manager, but he might as well have been when he first said those famous words.

The Journey of the Owner/Operator: Sam Eaton

“Bulletproof” CASE 450B dozer keeps running strong after 34 years on the job
By Max Winemiller, product manager, CASE Construction Equipment.

There may be no occupation that represents the roots of the construction industry better than the owner/operator.

CASE Receives Four Top 100 Awards from Construction Equipment Magazine

CASE Construction Equipment had four new products/product groups—the CASE G Series wheel loaders, the CX750D crawler excavator, the DV23CC and DV26CC combi rollers, and the SV340 skid steer loader—named to Construction Equipment’s 2017 Top 100 New Products list.

Compiled based on editors’ reviews and nominations, the Top 100 awards are designed to recognize the top equipment of the year based on advances in technology, new product lines, significant improvements to existing products and increasing competition in the field.

Snow Edition: Skid Steers Vs. Compact Track Loaders

The equipment industry is still moving notably from traditional skid steers (w/ rubber tires) to rubber-tracked compact track loaders (CTLs). The appeal of compact track loaders is undeniable — lower ground pressure, greater lifting capacities in a comparable footprint, smoother operation over varied terrain — but there are still some applications where skid steers hold an advantage. Dedicated snow removal is one of them.

It’s important to note: if snow removal is a secondary/seasonal job for you, and you’re using CTLs that you deploy for dirt work in the summer for snow work, they’re going to work just fine. But it’s the one thing that makes these machines different that gives skid steers the advantage.

CASE “CX700 Series” Wins EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership Recognition in Large Excavator Category

EquipmentWatch awarded the CASE “CX700 Series” excavators with the Lowest Cost of Ownership award in the Large Excavator category as part of its inaugural Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards, announced at Traction 2017. According to EquipmentWatch: The winners in each category “represent the models, within their respective equipment types, with the lowest five year total cost of ownership and were identified using proprietary EquipmentWatch Ownership Cost data.”

The current CASE excavator in the “CX700 Series” is the CX750D, the largest and most powerful machine in the CASE excavator line. Operating at a best-in-class 512 horsepower, the CX750D is available in standard and “mass excavation” configurations. The mass excavation configuration features a shorter boom and arm that allow for greater breakout forces and faster cycle times, and is capable of handling larger buckets for added capacity.

CASE Extends Standard Full-Machine Warranty on Skid Steers, Compact Track Loaders

CASE Construction Equipment has extended its standard, full-machine warranty on all skid steers and compact track loaders to two years, 2,000 hours (up from one year, 1,000 hours). The new full-machine warranty applies to all models in both product lines, with skid steers ranging in operating capacity from 1,300 pounds up to 3,400 pounds, and compact track loaders rated from 2,700 pounds up to 3,800 pounds.

“The new standard warranty reflects several enhancements made to the product line to improve performance and reliability,” says John Dotto, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment, “It signals our commitment to quality as we continue to evolve both product lines.”

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