Case launches B Series compact track loaders and skid steers
By Megan HoeglerConstruction
Case Construction Equipment has launched its B Series of compact track loaders (CTLs) and skid steers.
The B Series, which consists of five CTLs and eight skid steers, spans radial and vertical lift patterns, as well as numerous horsepower and size classes to provide contractors with the equipment choices best suited to their needs.
The B Series loaders feature a redesigned operator interface, including new left- and right-hand posts (all models) with simple ignition, push-button operation, easy throttle control and switches for all core machine functions. An 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).
The loaders also come with Creep Speed Capability, which allows the operator to set the machine’s speed at a consistent/slow “creep” while independently setting attachment speed via the throttle for optimal use of high-capacity hydraulic attachments.
“Case’s CTLs and skid steers are enhanced to deliver a completely new and intuitive operating experience while also standing up to the rigours of heavy earthmoving and attachment use,” George Mac Intyre, Case’s product manager for compact equipment, said in a company release. “The B Series retains the styling of previous Case loaders, yet critical operational systems have been re-engineered for greater performance, and fully integrated with new control and operator interfaces to give contractors a powerful match of productivity, efficiency and convenience.”
Features of the B Series skid steers include 360-degree visibility — enhanced by the new backup camera as well as a cab-wide rearview mirror that comes standard on all machines, along with a low entry threshold and large front window for optimal visibility and low-profile rear hoods to aid rear visibility.
The low entry threshold built into the B Series skid steer allows for easy entry and exit from the cab. Joysticks on the electro-hydraulic models have been designed with a narrower, more comfortable grip, as well as a 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. The cupholder and storage areas in select models have also been repositioned to provide even more legroom,. Options such as a Bluetooth radio and heated seats further improve operator comfort inside of the cab.
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