Case Construction Equipment is launching a range of four Construction King T Series tractor loader backhoes, offering customers improved productivity, lower running costs and quicker operations.
The Case T series loader backhoe offers customers the chance to specify a machine that is right for their operation, with a choice of powershift and powershuttle transmissions, pilot and mechanical backhoe controls and two-or four-wheel steering. Every machine offers a 10 per cent drop in fuel consumption, a 20 per cent improvement in loader productivity and about a 30 cm reduction in transport height.
Case was the first to introduce a factory-built tractor loader backhoe, the Construction King, in 1957. Since that time, it has continued to innovate, being the first to develop an extending dipper, the first to offer ride control and the first to provide a powershift transmission on a loader backhoe.
Now, the Construction King range takes the loader backhoe performance to a whole new level, reducing costs for customers and boosting productivity. All four models feature a 1.2 m3 front loader bucket as standard, 20 per cent larger than the previous models. Case will also make a standard mechanical quick coupler for the backhoe, with an optional hydraulic coupler feature.
The Case loader backhoe cab has fully adjustable control lever towers, to provide a comfortable working position. A suspension seat with adjustable lumbar support is standard and internal noise levels are just 77 dB (A). All four cab windows can be fully opened for improved ventilation and the rear screen can be tilted up to provide a clear view to the working area. Load sensing hydraulics ensure that power is available on demand, contributing to a 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and lower engine noise levels.
As the most powerful loader backhoe on the market, all T Series models come as standard with a 20 per cent larger front bucket. This means that a truck that would have required the filling of five buckets to do the job can now be loaded in four cycles, increasing productivity and boosting profitability for the customer.
Overlapping backhoe boom cylinders provide a transport height under 3.6 m, and a slim boom profile for improved visibility. This 30 cm lower transport height will cut downtime on the jobsite and will result in quicker movement of the machine between the operating areas.
The outer dipper section of the Extendahoe is powered by a sturdy hydraulic cylinder and the curved main boom profile ensures easy truck loading and improved digging ability. Boom and swing cylinders come with standard end stroke cushioning to prolong component life and reduce fatigue for the operator.
A larger fuel tank and 10 per cent lower fuel consumption mean that the average loader backhoe operator will be able to run for up to two days between refills, reducing downtime and increasing productivity. The company is not stopping there however. In 2011 there will be further developments, with the introduction of a hydraulic side shift for the backhoe at the Samoter exhibition which will be held in March 2011.
An optional handling kit comprises a safe lifting hook with hose burst valves on boom and dipper cylinders and an overload warning device. The stabiliser legs are also supplied with safety hose burst valves, while rubber pads on the legs can be used to prevent damage to the working area.
All Case T Series loader backhoes have daily check- and-fill points accessible from ground level, reducing daily maintenance and cutting downtime. The braking system uses the machine’s hydraulic oil, so there is no requirement for a separate brake fluid reservoir. The Case Electronic Service Tool (EST) can be used with the common rail engines to rapidly diagnose any faults, reducing repair times.
In 2005, Case hit the half-a-million mark in loader backhoe production and today, is well on its way to making 750,000 loader backhoes. With innovative features, powerful fuel-efficient engines, low ownership and operating costs and the productivity to meet the needs of the toughest jobsite, the Case T Series loader backhoe is without a doubt the Construction King.