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CASE Dealer Miller-Bradford & Risberg Donates Two Compact Track Loaders to Team Rubicon for Patriot North National Training Exercise

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Miller-Bradford & Risberg provided Team Rubicon with a pair of compact track loaders to complete community service projects, multi-agency training drills and operator training during the Patriot North ‘19 event.

The event, based at Camp Douglas and Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Juneau County, Wisconsin, included more than 70 Team Rubicon representatives and hundreds more from National Guard units, the Salvation Army and other emergency response organizations.

CASE Dealer Ina Store Supports Team Rubicon and Habitat for Humanity for Baldwin, Michigan Veterans’ Village

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Ina Store supplied a compact track loader and grapple bucket to Team Rubicon for a land clearing project in Baldwin, Michigan. The site will be developed by Habitat for Humanity of Lake County Michigan into a new Veterans Village development that provides 850-to-1,000-square-foot homes for qualified veterans, active military and spouses of those who have served.

Team Rubicon deployed sawyer teams and heavy equipment operators to clear the area, allowing the first phase of the project to move forward.

CASE and Trekker Group Support Team Rubicon and Salvation Army in Home Rebuild for Military Veteran After Hurricane Irma

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Trekker Group donated the use of a CASE SV185 skid steer loader to help Team Rubicon finish rebuilding the home of Earl Bishop, an Army veteran, and his wife Elizabeth. The Bishop’s home, located in Immokalee, Florida, sustained substantial physical and flood damage during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

After the Bishops realized the money provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would not do enough to make their home livable, Team Rubicon and the Salvation Army stepped-up to help, launching ‘The Bishop Rebuild.’

CASE, Sonsray Machinery Provide Team Rubicon with Equipment for California Wildfire Response

CASE Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery have donated the use of a CX80C excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River, a response to the wildfires that burned more than 23,000 acres between Orange and Riverside Counties in California.

Operation Wind River assisted residents in the Robin Hood Oaks community, located in Lake Elsinore, California. After the wildfire was contained in mid-September, the community experienced heavy rainfall leading to mudslides that filled with decomposed granite and sand. Additional rain caused flooding that severely damaged three homes.

CASE Sponsors NALP Regional Workshop

CASE Construction Equipment is a sponsor of the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ regional Account Manager Excellence Workshop scheduled for February 5-6 in St. Louis, Missouri. CASE’s support of the event is the company’s latest initiative to give back to the landscaping industry and small business owners throughout the trade.

The workshop will focus on helping landscape account managers develop skills that will lead to closer, stronger relationships with clients of all types and sizes, teach them how to sell services, how to manage crews and how to manage their time and work.

CASE TV370 Compact Track Loader Named to Construction Equipment Top 100

Construction Equipment magazine named the CASE Construction Equipment TV370 compact track loader to its list of Top 100 new products for 2018. The annual awards are selected by Construction Equipment editors as they take into consideration four key criteria related to new product introductions for the last year: “an advancement in technology, a new product line, offers significant improvements to existing products, or increases competition in its field.”

The CASE TV370 is a 74-horsepower compact track loader that combines a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution with the strength and reach of a large-frame CTL. The TV370 provides a 3,700-pound rated operating capacity (50 percent tipping weight) and a vertical-lift design that makes it ideal for loading trucks, and lifting and placing heavier palletized materials.

CASE, Titan Machinery Support Team Rubicon in Colorado Wildfire Cleanup

CASE Construction Equipment, and heavy equipment dealer Titan Machinery, donated the use of skid steers and compact track loaders for wildfire cleanup in Costilla County, Colorado as part of Operation Freedom Fire. The Spring Creek Fire spread to more than 100,000+ acres this summer — 70 Team Rubicon volunteers logged almost 4,000 service hours and saved the local community an estimated $115,000 in cleanup efforts.

“It’s been a particularly active wildfire season for Team Rubicon this year, and our dealers continue to step up to support the efforts and help these communities move back towards rebuilding,” says Michel Marchand, vice president — North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “The heavy equipment program with Team Rubicon continues to grow and evolve, and these efforts are invaluable to communities hit hard by disaster.”

Lil’ Gashouse Gang, Gashouse Gang Take Home National Gas Rodeo Championships

The 2018 National Gas Rodeo, organized by MEA Energy Association and sponsored in part by CASE Construction Equipment, held its annual two- and four-person team championship events September 13-15 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The 2018 overall Rodeo champion in the two-person field was Lil’ Gashouse Gang (Steve Bouse, Barry Hicks and Jeff Busch [alternate]) of Spire. Mercaptan ‘Merica (Joshua Jaskolski and Steve Scheffel) of Alliant Energy took second place, while the High Pressure Hitmen (Reece Graves, Andy Andrews, Caleb Overton [alternate] and Scott Overcash [alternate]) from Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas took third place.

CASE, Southeastern Equipment Work with Team Rubicon on East Cleveland Blight Removal

CASE Construction Equipment, and heavy equipment dealer Southeastern Equipment, donated the use of compact track loaders and excavators for blight removal in East Cleveland, Ohio as part of Operation Ray Chapman. “The Beast”, a specially outfitted CASE SV340 skid steer, was also deployed on the operation with a forestry mulching head to assist in removing years of overgrown brush.

Equipment for the operation was supported out of Southeastern’s Brunswick and Mentor, Ohio locations.

Tips for Buying, Operating and Maintaining a Thumb Attachment for a Mini Excavator

A thumb attachment can dramatically increase the versatility and performance capabilities of a compact excavator. A relatively inexpensive investment, a thumb can allow an excavator to handle a variety of high-precision material handling, land clearing, utility and road building applications. Below are a few quick tips on buying, operating and maintaining a thumb attachment for a mini excavator.

Buying
In terms of buying and spec-ing a thumb for a mini excavator, the most basic and important thing to consider is that it has to match the bucket. It’s not as simple as taking a thumb and putting it on a machine with any bucket—they have to match. Depending on the size of the thumb and the size of the machine, thumb attachments for mini excavators typically have two tines.

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