Category: Roads & Bridges

CASE Announces Call for Entries for Third Annual Dire States Equipment Grant

CASE Construction Equipment has issued a call for entries for the 2018 Dire States Equipment Grant. Originally launched in 2016, this is the third year that CASE has offered the grant, which provides one winning community with $25,000 in free equipment use to help offset the costs of building or repairing a critical piece of local infrastructure. Representatives of municipal, county and other local governments are eligible to apply for the grant. Entrants will be asked to describe the project and provide a detailed assessment of how that local piece of infrastructure will benefit the community.

Submissions can be completed at DireStates.com/Grant. The deadline for entry is March 30, 2018, and winners will be announced in April.

CASE G Series Wheel Loaders Win 2017 Good Design™ Award for Design Excellence

Launched in 2016, CASE G Series wheel loaders have been honored with the prestigious Good DesignAward in the Industrial Category from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

CASE Construction Equipment received the Good Design Award for its G-Series wheel loaders – the latest generation of the brand’s proven product line, which introduced a revolutionary windshield design and raised the bar on operator comfort when launched in 2016.

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.

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.

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.”

CASE Boosts C Series Line with All-New CX30C Mini Excavator

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the CX30C to its C Series line of mini excavators. With an operating weight of 6,020-pounds and a 24.8 horsepower Tier 4 Final engine, the CX30C boasts a bucket digging force of 4,520 pounds of force.

This new offering expands the CASE mini excavator lineup to its broadest range of sizes ever, and provides a more comprehensive and feature-driven compact excavator solution to the landscaping, construction, utility and rental markets.

The Operational Benefits of Combi Rollers

Asphalt compaction practices vary from contractor-to-contractor and region-to-region — larger asphalt paving projects generally rely on some combination of double-drum vibratory and pneumatic tire rollers to complete the work. The double-drum vibratory compactor provides the brute force of compaction while the pneumatic tire roller provides varied weight through ballasting, and a kneading action that results in excellent density, fewer voids and a well-sealed finish.

The continued adoption of combi rollers — a vibratory steel drum on the front and a sequence of pneumatic tires on the back — has provided another option for paving contractors that ultimately delivers the best attributes of each standalone design.

Backhoe Maintenance 101

While backhoes are a staple in many large fleets where they are cared for by a full-time fleet manager, they are equally – if not more so – widespread among owner/operators and smaller businesses where the person operating the machine is also the one performing maintenance on it, hauling it, site foreman, lunch gofer, etc.

Even in those large fleets, where they may have “a guy” who performs all the maintenance, there are actions that operators can take in their day-to-day activities that will have a long-term effect on the health and performance of the machine.

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