Month: June 2014

CASE 885B AWD Motor Grader Proves Its Mettle in Big Sky Country

As Road Supervisor for Toole County, Mont., Lloyd Omdahl understands the importance of power and versatility in his equipment. With nearly 2,000 square miles of land—about the size of Delaware—and just over 5,200 residents, it’s a county that needs to make the most of its equipment purchases.

When the county needed a new Motor Grader last year, Omdahl decided to give the CASE 885B AWD (all wheel drive) a try.

A Detroit Success Story: New CASE 1150M Dozer Tears Through Frost; Improves Operator Control

Over the past 40 years, the Walker family has learned a thing or two about adaptability and durability. Being able to adjust to the often-tumultuous Detroit-area economy and transform their business to include everything from demolition to finish work has given them the adaptability they’ve needed to survive.

When it came time to add a new dozer to their fleet, they were prepared to go with the same brand they had for the past 35 years. That long history of devotion was overturned, however, when they purchased the new 1150M dozer from CASE Construction Equipment.

OAT Diesel Engine Coolants Formulated for Tier 4 Engines Provide Operational, Service Benefits

Tier 4 diesel engine technology has changed the way many construction equipment systems run – and that includes engine coolant. Tier 4 engine advances generally create higher combustion temperatures and cylinder pressures. Coolant must resist deposit buildup and other issues that can occur rapidly under these conditions.

As a result, manufacturers have begun shipping Tier 4 Final machines factory filled with Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolant (a form of extended life coolant, or ELC). By way of example, CASE began shipping select machines with this coolant in December 2013 and will expand it across further product lines through 2016. All CASE Tier 4 Final machines with FPT engines in the ≥ 56 kW emissions category will have OAT coolant when they leave the factory. The factory will phase-in OAT coolant at varying intervals through other emissions categories.

Measuring Up: Factors for Sizing Equipment from Backhoes to Bulldozers

What size machine does it take to get the job done? It’s a question with varied answers dependent on the type of equipment, the application, methods of transportation and the environment you work in. And it’s an important question: too small of a machine could leave you short of your production needs, and too large of a machine could prove inefficient and costly related to owning and operating costs.

Consultation with your local equipment dealer will help nail down the right machine, but having a basic understanding of the following factors related to size will give you a good start as you begin to look at renting or purchasing a new piece of equipment. In this article, we’ll make connections between size/weight and capacity, and take a look at five key product categories: backhoes, dozers, excavators, skid steer loaders/compact track loaders and wheel loaders.

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