Month: June 2016

Controlling Operational Costs is Key for Wisconsin Snow & Ice Removal Company

Nate’s Landscape Company is a landscaping and snow removal company located in Belgium, Wisconsin. With more than 16 years of experience, the company has been serving Eastern Wisconsin since 2000.

“In Wisconsin, it’s not a question of if snow will fall, but when,” explains Nathan Kohn, owner of Nate’s Landscape Company. “We’ve been plowing snow commercially since 2000. Most recently we’ve gone exclusive with snow and ice removal in the winter, focusing primarily on retail, commercial, and industrial snow and ice control.”

CASE Introduces New Sectional Snow Pushers

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced a new line of six heavy- and light-duty sectional snow pushers compatible with both current and older model wheel loaders, skid steers, compact track loaders and backhoes. The independent moldboard sections move independently, allowing each section to shift up and down in response to uneven pavement or obstacles. The light-duty models, designed for compact equipment and backhoes, feature pushers up to 13-feet wide. The heavy-duty line offers pushers up to 17-feet wide for full-sized wheel loaders.

The new CASE pushers are also compatible with competitive equipment and allow a snow removal contractor to standardize on a single type/style of pusher across their fleet.

Jake Wood at MOBEX Motor City

 

Team Rubicon Co-founder and CEO Jake Wood discusses the MOBEX Motor City training exercise and how it is helping his organization prepare for disaster response operations. For more on Team Rubicon, visit TeamRubiconUSA.org. For more on the CASE partnership with Team Rubicon, visit: http://bit.ly/25OmMwD

Head-to-Head Fuel Tests, Operator Feedback Lead Fowler to Add 1121F Wheel Loaders

The greatest indicator of whether a machine will work in any application is putting that machine under the stress of actual operating conditions before you buy it. 

Fowler Construction did just that before deciding on adding two new 320-horsepower CASE 1121F wheel loaders to its fleet, working both to load trucks with aggregate and feed the company’s asphalt plants that serve its paving operation (Fowler Construction is a repeat winner of the Canadian Ministry of Transportation’s provincial “Paver of the Year” award).

CASE PT240 Pneumatic Tire Roller Helps Fowler Simplify Roller Fleet

Fowler Construction recently added two PT240 pneumatic tire rollers to its asphalt paving fleet. The PT240 allowed two primary advantages for one of Ontario’s busiest asphalt paving companies: The machine allowed for a customized tire heating system to improve operation in the cooler conditions found in Canada; and the ability to ballast the roller with an additional 24,000 kg in weight helps the company achieve final compaction with the PT240 and only one other steel drum roller in many applications. 

“When we looked at the CASE PT240s, I liked the way they were built, the cabs, the wheel configurations, so we took two of them on,” says Genders. “I adapted skirting around the tires to hold the heat in because up here it’s cool and we lose heat off our tires and we’ll pick asphalt up, so we designed the skirting system and then we put infrared heaters at the back lower sides of the tires. There are two heaters at each end of the tub. The heat rises up through the tires, it warms them. It works very well because I can warm them in the morning and once I get on the road and I’m rolling asphalt, I can shut them off.”

CASE and CNH Industrial Contribute to Record-Breaking 2016 Victory Garden Blitz

CASE Construction Equipment and CNH Industrial donated a skid steer to the 8th Annual Victory Garden Blitz, located in the Greater Milwaukee area. Held in May, this year’s event marked the record-breaking installation of 555 gardens – achieving a grand total of more than 3,000 gardens for communities throughout Milwaukee since the project started in 2009.

The original Victory Garden Initiative started as a way to support the war effort during WWI and WWII. Today, their mission focuses on empowering communities to grow their own food and re-establish the relationship between human and food ecology.

CASE Supports Team Rubicon, MOBEX Motor City

CASE Construction Equipment, Southeastern Equipment and Paladin Attachments provided equipment and product support to Team Rubicon as part of MOBEX Motor City, a five-day training exercise that trained Team Rubicon members in damage assessment, chainsaw use and heavy equipment operation. Command, general staff and strike team training also took place as part of Team Rubicon’s largest training mobilization to date.

CASE and Southeastern Equipment provided three excavators and three skid steers to the event, and Paladin Attachments donated two grapple buckets to Team Rubicon for use in future training and disaster response operations.

Compaction Technology – Specifying the Right Roller for the Job

There are many variables that determine the right roller for each compaction job. The first is whether you’re compacting soil or asphalt. Other factors are the width of the area to be compacted, the final density required, the grade of the area to be compacted, the type of asphalt mix, soil type, as well the type of materials that lay below the lift being compacted. There are also considerations related to weight, frequency, amplitude and centrifugal force that will have an effect on final density.

Intelligent compaction technologies—ranging from simple meters to automated systems that adjust machine performance for the operator—help simplify operation and allow contractors to improve productivity and eliminate costly rework by getting the job done right the first time.

CASE Announces Availability of All-Makes Tutela Powershift HD Transmission Fluid Through Dealer Network

CASE Construction Equipment announced that Tutela Powershift HD all-makes powershift transmission fluid is now available through its dealer network to allow CASE dealers to better service mixed fleet customers. Tutela Powershift HD is recommended for use in heavy-duty powershift transmissions and final drives of today’s construction and mining equipment. It’s designed for all makes of equipment, which makes CASE dealers one-stop shops for service and maintenance needs for non-CASE branded equipment.

The oil is engineered to deliver balanced friction performance to transmissions, clutches and wet-brakes, while protecting axles, final drives and other drivetrain components.

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