CASE Construction Equipment has announced the availability of a new open canopy option for its F Series compact wheel loader lineup. Ideal for rental businesses, agriculture, supply yards, warehouses and other applications where open-cab units are preferred/acceptable, the new rugged four-post ROPS/FOPS-compliant canopy option offers excellent visibility to all sides of the machine and includes the same new upgraded electro-hydraulic controls as the enclosed-cab configuration.
CASE F Series Compact Wheel Loaders
CASE Construction Equipment’s F Series compact wheel loaders provide operators with more reach, lift capacity, visibility and comfort compared to other light equipment. The F Series compact wheel loaders feature CASE’s proven maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution that requires no regeneration or related downtime. A compact frame and articulating rear axle provide stable lifting strength of more than 8,300 pounds at full height.
CASE Construction Equipment partners each year with Construction Equipment magazine to present the Annual Report & Forecast, a look at the year ahead in the construction industry from the perspective of fleet managers, as well as businesses in transportation infrastructure, residential construction, non-residential construction and water infrastructure.
Rod Sutton, editorial director of Construction Equipment, introduces the 2020 report as follows:
CASE Construction Equipment received the prestigious Good Design® Award for ProjectTETRA, the methane-powered wheel loader concept that provides an insight into a sustainable, connected and technologically advanced future of construction.
The Good Design® program is the oldest design awards program, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and recognizes the best designed products across the globe for sustainability, superior design and unparalleled function. The jury of the 69th Good Design program, composed of renowned international specialists with broad design experience, selected this year’s winners following the original program’s criteria, which include the innovation, functional and ecological impact of each winning product. As a winner of the award, ProjectTETRA will be featured in the Good Design Yearbook for 2019-2020 and can be viewed at the Museum’s website at https://www.good-designawards.com/.
At Northeast Cartage LLC, a single stream recycling operation in northeast Pennsylvania, the core goal is to run a clean operation with minimal environmental impact. Every truckload of recyclable waste arrives as a jumbled mass of cardboard, paper, various types of cans and metals, and plastic and glass containers.
The job of Northeast Cartage is to take those collected materials, separate them and convert them into a saleable product. The first piece of equipment to handle the material that comes into the facility is the CASE 721G waste handler, a specially outfitted and guarded wheel loader designed for use in waste and recycling applications.
CASE Construction Equipment’s new full-size CX350D LR excavator provides increased operating performance in applications that require long-distance bucket reach and precision. The new model features an elongated boom and arm and additional counterweight for increased digging capabilities in deep or long-distance digging applications, while providing the same improved responsiveness and control of the D Series.
With an operating weight of 88,200 pounds, the CX350D LR features a 268 horsepower Tier 4 Final diesel engine and up to 24,500 foot-pounds of bucket digging force. The extended arm and boom provide a maximum dig radius of 61 feet 3 inches, and a maximum dig depth of 46 feet 3 inches.
CASE Construction Equipment had four new products/product groups—the CASE DV Series small-frame vibratory rollers, N Series backhoes, 2050M dozer landfill configuration and Laser Grading Box attachment—named to Construction Equipment’s 2019 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.
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is a 2,040-acre park on the north side of Las Vegas. Centered around a group of small natural lakes, this oasis in the Mojave Desert is a popular outdoor recreation spot for travelers and local residents. The easternmost area of the park is a wooded area with established trails which has been plagued with reoccurring wildfires and subsequent damage from windstorms. Team Rubicon deployed a limited-scale disaster response task force as a follow-up to an initial operation that took place in 2018.
All you need to know about Tom Kelpe can be summed up by a story from his childhood. His father, Claude Howard Kelpe, dug the foundation for an addition to their modest home — by hand — at about the same time that the first backhoe loaders were hitting the market. When Claude started Kelpe Contracting in 1960, and took ownership of his first backhoe, he wanted to help ease that labor for others. It made an impression on his son who now runs the family business almost 60 years later.
“His philosophy was: ‘I am doing this as a service to the people,’” says Tom Kelpe, son of Claude Kelpe. “And that’s still what we do. We will do a $100 job and we’ll do a $10 million job. We will take care of you. We are service-oriented.”
CASE Construction Equipment dealer Medico Industries supported veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon with equipment, including a compact track loader and mini excavator, to perform flood mitigation work along a series of properties in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
The initial damage occurred during severe storms that moved through the area in August of 2018. Team Rubicon performed a response operation at the time to help support flood damaged areas, and recently returned with its heavy equipment team to perform work that included stream bank restoration, debris removal from properties, structure demolition and other cleanup as needed.
CASE Construction Equipment sponsored and participated in the latest season of the Lifetime Network show “Military Makeover”, which debuts on November 8, 2019 (set your DVR and check local listings for screening times). The show, hosted by Montel Williams, enlists “designers, contractors, landscapers and other home improvement professionals to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country.”
This new season — the show’s 20th — focuses on Steven Wojcik and his family in Strum, Wisconsin. Wojcik, who had served four years of active duty with the U.S. Marines and, to date, sixteen years in the Army Reserves, earned the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He continues to serve his community today as a Wisconsin State Trooper.