Industrial design students reimagine the Case backhoe
This CNH Industrial Behind the Wheel webisode is a behind-the-scenes look at the students' creative process in the development of new designs.
ArtCenter students were challenged to re-imagine the Case Loader Backhoe. They were asked to develop an improved Loader Backhoe or a comparable machine that does not exist today but can perform specific functions (e.g. dig, move dirt/material, grading, dozing) in a more efficient, convenient and comfortable way to improve the overall operator experience. A fundamental part of this challenge was to transform the interior cab into a mobile workspace. Students also needed to take safety considerations into account given that construction equipment is often used in built-up areas.
The design ideas included the latest trends impacting modern construction equipment, such as smart technologies, alternative fuels/energy and semi-autonomous operations.