The machines are designed incorporating the four main criteria for any product offered by Case like operator comfort, productivity, serviceability and low operating costs, says Anil Bhatia, Director - Sales and Marketing, Case New Holland Construction Equipment India. Excerpts from the interview.
What are the technology/product trends seen in the backhoes segment?
The equipment uptime is one of the major factors which customers consider while deciding on the machine. Time-bound projects need reliable machines, and considering this fact, all equipment manufacturers are trying to innovate and adapt the latest trends and are in continuous process of improving the productivity of the machine. Case 851, the backhoe loader in 96 HP category, has dual-stage pump with load sensing system which results in higher productivity with fuel efficiency. The 4-wheel drive version of this model has gained much acceptance in the tough hilly terrain of the northeast and Nepal due to higher wheel torque and force.
Tell us about the range offered by Case in backhoes and motor graders.
Case is known for offering a full line of premium quality construction equipment. It's determined to build the same reputation in India. Case offers model 770, model 770OL, model 851 in backhoes and in India, we have two models, CASE model 845B and 865B.
Case 770, driven by 76 HP engine has a higher breakout force and digging depth as compared to contemporary product offerings, making the machine suitable to work in Indian conditions. It has also gained acceptance in the hiring segment due to its low fuel consumption and operating cost.
The recently launched B Series motor graders are offered with a state-of-the-art NEF engine with variable horsepower. The engine horsepower varies depending on the load exerted on the machine. The grader is offered with an automatic ZF transmission. The machine has a multi-curvature moldboard which reduces the resistance coming on the engine and hence, reduces the fuel consumption. The cabin of the grader is spacious and provides excellent moldboard visibility.
These machines are the best available in its class and are engineered to give a long product life. NHAI has indicated that this year many projects are going to be awarded on EPC basis, which will definitely give a boost to the road construction. Our Case 865B grader is a powerful grader which will find application in the mining segment.
Why should a client come to Case?
The machines are designed incorporating the four main criteria for any product offered by Case, like operator comfort, productivity, serviceability and low operating costs. In a resource constrained environment optimal utilisation of resource takes topmost precedent. At Case, we realise that the use of the best technology actually helps in bringing down the overall costs.
We understand that Indian customers expect the best in terms of product, service, aftersales support, finance and the aim is to always try our level best to meet their expectation. Case holds leadership position in vibratory compactors and is a market leader in loader backhoes; as such it is an established brand in India, which makes us a preferred choice.