Case introduces 13 B Series compact track loaders and skid steers at World of Concrete
Next generation loaders feature new 8-inch LCD command centre
Case Construction Equipment launched its next generation of compact track loaders and skid steers with the introduction of the B Series at World of Concrete. The five CTLs and eight SSLs spanning radial and vertical lift patterns, as well as a range of horsepower and size classes.
A simple operator experience
Case has completely redesigned the operator interface with the introduction of the B Series. This includes new left- and right-hand posts on all models with simple ignition, push-button operation, easy throttle control and intuitive switches for all core machine functions.
Standard mechanical, mechanical hand-and-foot, and electro-hydraulic controls are all available.
Case's all-new eight-inch LCD multifunction display with backup camera comes with all electro-hydraulic models – and it can be added to mechanical configurations for use with the backup camera and operational displays (but without the electro-hydraulic control capabilities). Electro-hydraulic models provide the additional simplicity of switching between ISO and H operating patterns with the simple push of a button.
The new eight-inch LCD multifunction display serves as the command centre for the machine. It includes a backup camera visible in a split-screen display with machine data. The camera is operational in both forward and reverse and enhances the B Series' visibility with even greater jobsite perspective and awareness.
New features include:
- New Electro-Hydraulic Control Performance: Operators can set total machine responsiveness to low, moderate or aggressive, or independently set tilt, lift and drive speed, as well as loader arm and drive control to best meet the demands of the job.
- New "Creep Speed" Capability: Creep Speed allows the operator to set machine speed at a consistent/slow "creep" while independently setting attachment speed via the throttle for optimal use of high-capacity hydraulic attachments such as cold planers and brooms.
- New Operator Profiles: Operators can store and recall specific setting profiles to match either individual operator preference or job types.
- New Economy Mode and Engine Protection Settings: New Case B Series skid steers and CTLs feature engine shutdown, ignition timeout and engine protection features that extend the life and performance of the engine, battery and other critical systems.
- New Automotive-Style Information Display: From basic operational information such as engine hours and fluid levels to "trip meters" and utilization data that provide fleet managers and operators greater insight into machine performance, all new B Series models improve total operational intelligence.
- New and Improved Fault Codes and Troubleshooting: New fault codes with descriptive text help better identify specific issues the machine may be going through and make it easier to communicate with the dealer to determine next steps, if necessary.
New backup camera boosts visibility
Case CTLs and skid steers feature 360-degree visibility enhanced by the new backup camera as well as a cab-wide rearview mirror that comes standard on all machines. The low entry threshold and large front window provide excellent visibility to the front of the machine and down to the attachment. Large side windows and a large curved rear window allow for great sightlines to the sides and the rear of the machine. Rear visibility is further aided by low-profile rear hoods, and an extremely low-profile H-Link on vertical-lift models that doesn't impede visibility to the rear when compared with select competitive equipment.
A more comfortable operator experience
The extremely low entry threshold built into each machine allows for easy entry and exit from the cab. Case says that it features one of the widest skid steer and CTL cabs in the industry, providing excellent space for more comfort and operator positioning. Joysticks on electro-hydraulic models have been designed with a narrower, more comfortable grip, and closer switch layout and a smaller head size for easier operation. The electro-hydraulic pods on each joystick have also been made smaller to give the operator more legroom inside the machine.
Mechanically controlled models of the SR210B and larger models also feature servo-assisted joysticks for easier operation and less operator fatigue.
The cupholder and storage areas in select models have also been repositioned to provide even more legroom, and options such as a Bluetooth radio and heated seats further improve total operator comfort.
Built for productivity and a range of attachments
Case has been producing skid-steer loaders for more than 50 years, and new B Series CTLs and skid steers leverage that experience to provide extremely powerful breakout forces, a range of auxiliary hydraulic options that allow each machine to run hundreds of attachments, and extremely stable wheel and track bases that allow operators to work with confidence across any type of terrain. The full range of vertical- and radial-lift machines provide excellent options for every application from concentrated groundwork and grading to truck loading and material handling.
The Case B Series provides either standard, high-flow or enhanced high-flow auxiliary hydraulics with pressures up to 4,000 psi for running high-capacity hydraulic attachments such as cold planers and mulchers. All models additionally feature a connect under pressure manifold design that allows for quick and toolless removal of hydraulic lines.
Additional optional features such as Ride Control and self-levelling further improve overall operator performance and efficiency.
Maintenance-free Tier 4 Final emissions and easy service
All B Series models (except the SR160B) feature either a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) design with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) that requires no fluids or lifetime filter maintenance, or a CEGR design with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment (on 90 horsepower units) that also requires no lifetime filter maintenance – although it does require DEF.
Daily checks on all models are simple, with all regular service points and checks easily grouped at the rear of the machine.
The addition of an optional Case SiteWatch telematics subscription provides insight into operational data, service intervals and total machine performance – and Case dealers can be granted access to that data to further build proactive service and support plans around each machine.