Case Construction Equipment has launched its next generation of compact track loaders (CTLs) and skid steers with the introduction of the B Series — five CTLs and eight skid steers spanning radial and vertical lift patterns, as well as numerous horsepower and size classes.
The Case B Series loaders feature a completely redesigned operator interface, including new left- and right-hand posts (all models) with simple ignition, push-button operation, easy throttle control, and intuitive switches for all core machine functions. Customers may choose between standard mechanical, mechanical hand-and-foot, and electro-hydraulic controls when specifying a machine. An all-new eight-inch LCD multi-function 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 push of a button.
The new eight-inch LCD multi-function display serves as the command center for the machine. It provides operators with the following features:
- 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: The display provides 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.
- 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.
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 hp units) that also requires no lifetime filter maintenance — although it does require filling with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
Daily checks on all models are simple, with all regular service points and checks easily grouped at the rear of the machine.