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CASE Release the All New 'C Series' Mini Excavator Line

19th January 2017

CASE Release the All New 'C Series' Mini Excavator Line
The All New 'C Series' Mini Excavator CASE Construction Equipment is launching an all-new C Series mini excavator line, with six models ranging from 1.7 to 6.0 tonnes. Additional models will be added during 2017. The new C Series delivers improved performance and even greater comfort and safety – contributing to outstanding productivity for our customers.

Gaston Le Chevalier de la Sauzaye, CASE Product Marketing Manager for mini excavators, commented: “The mini excavator is an essential product line for construction businesses. They account for the biggest industry volumes by far at 53,000 units in Europe and the market is increasing in size every year. With the new C Series range, we are delivering what our customers tell us they need the most from this product line that is so important for their business: outstanding productivity, comfort and safety.”

The new C Series mini excavators are the first products from CASE’s strategic alliance with Hyundai Heavy Industries. The 5.7 and 6.0 tonne models are produced at one of our partner’s facilities, while the CASE Excavator Hub in San Mauro, Italy, assembles the four models below 5 tonnes for worldwide markets.

The C Series mini excavators are designed for performance and reliability, with components sourced from the best, world-class Japanese suppliers. Proven engines and the hydraulic system deliver more power, raising the machines’ performance. Five of the six excavators comply with Tier 4 Final emission standards.

The new mini excavators are loaded with features that will make the operator’s work easier, more comfortable and more productive. They include the new easy-to-read digital cluster that provides useful information and warning lights; a standard Engine Start Limitation (ESL) anti-theft system; a hydraulic Quick Coupler for fast attachment changes and an electric refuel pump and many more.

Safety is always a priority for CASE and the C Series makes no compromise on this respect. Safety features include ROPS, TOPS and FOPS compliance, an emergency stop switch, travel alarm and object handling kit. The safety valves prevent the load from slipping in case of hose failure. A pilot system with accumulator enables the operator to put the attachment down safely even when the engine is off. Double-flange rollers minimise the risk of de-tracking and improve stability, while outstanding all round visibility and a rear view camera further enhance safety on the jobsite. The CX17C and CX18C are designed for customers looking for the best machines to work in confined spaces.

The CX17C delivers productivity, comfort and safety without equal in its category. The CX18C stands out for its powerful performance, working range and all the features it offers in this highly competitive segment.

These two models have compact dimensions, which enable them to work efficiently with the greatest agility in the tightest spots. They feature hydraulically retractable tracks with inner routing of hydraulic hoses: when the tracks are retracted, the machines are less than one metre wide. The CX17C features a Zero Tail Swing design, which ensures there is no risk of hitting an obstacle with the back of the machine when swinging.

Powerful hydraulic flow delivers outstanding digging efficiency – 5% higher than the previous models – and fast cycles. The auto shift-down function on the CX17C, which optimises traction and speed, and the joystick controlled auxiliary hydraulics enable the operator to get the job done even faster. The operator station delivers improved comfort, with the smooth pilot controls, ergonomically placed joysticks, adjustable wrist rests and a standard suspension seat is standard.

The 2.6 and 3.7 tonne models offer excellent working ranges, with best-in-class reach and dig depth, and ample boom swing angles. They are available with a choice of long and short arms, which deliver a maximum dig depth of 2,645 and 2,420mm respectively for the CX26C, and 3,440 and 3,135mm respectively for the CX37C.

These two models are available with additional counterweights, and rubber tracks. Steel tracks are also available on the CX37C. The standard equipment includes an emergency stop switch, pilot system with accumulator, two-speed travel with auto shift-down system, a foldable boom swing pedal, standard ESL anti-theft system, centralised greasing and waterproof digital instrument cluster. Single and double joystick-controlled auxiliary hydraulics make it possible to use the wide variety of attachments available for these highly versatile models.

The two models at the top of the range stand out for their best-in-class engine power and lifting capacity. Comfort features include factory readiness to accommodate the latest technologies that make the operator’s job easier. It all adds up to ultimate comfort for the operator, who can concentrate on getting the job done efficiently and productively with minimum fatigue.

The spacious cab with ample legroom, together with the ergonomic seating and control layout, the fully adjustable heated seat, multiple storage compartments and sunshades, make for an extremely comfortable operator station. The extraordinarily quiet operation and the low vibrations resulting from the cab being mounted on silent blocks, add to the operator’s comfort and fatigue-free work day. Standard auto-idle further reduces the noise when the machine is not working.

The 5.7 and 6.0 tonne models feature the best instrument cluster on the market with a multi-colour, 5.7-inch LCD touchscreen. The convenient hands-free system with USB and AUX ports, SD card reader and 12V power outlet make it easy to integrate most modern mobile devices.