The all-new CASE B Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs) provide a wealth of new features and functionality to make operation simpler, more intuitive, and more productive. The line features five CTLs ranging in operating capacity (50% of tipping load) from 2,700 pounds up to 4,500 pounds, and eight skid steers with operating capacities from 1,600 pounds up to 3,400 pounds.
CASE offers a mix of vertical and radial lift designs, ranging from 60 to 90 horsepower, to provide contractors with the right solution for their type of work. The new series retains the same structural frame as previous models but features reworking of many of the machine’s primary systems and components.
At the core of the new B Series is an entirely redesigned operator interface that features an all-new 8-inch LCD display, and new startup and machine controls that are easy to use and set.
The 8-inch LCD display makes all critical machine operating information, such as fuel consumption and trip meters, easily accessible. It includes the industry exclusive split screen ability to view both the backup camera (operational in both forward and reverse) and machine operating parameters in a single view. That camera can be closed to show additional trip and operational data.
CASE has updated and overhauled the controls and settings within the cab of the B Series. The machine now features more simplified ignition and “operate” controls, easy buttons for selecting between ISO and H patterns (on electro-hydraulic models), an intuitive throttle control, as well as simple environmental controls.
Electro-hydraulic controls on new B Series models feature easy, high-level buttons on the front of the display that set overall machine settings to a low, moderate or aggressive responsiveness. Operators can also independently set tilt, lift, and drive speed, as well as loader arm and control aggressiveness, in just a few easy keystrokes within the new display.
The joysticks on electro-hydraulic models have been improved for operator comfort and responsiveness, with a narrower, more comfortable grip, and closer switch layout and a smaller head size for easier operation.
Each B Series machine with electro-hydraulic controls also comes with creep speed, which sets a lower, consistent machine speed and allows the operator to independently set attachment speed for optimal performance.
Each new unit with the LCD display features an easy-to-set economy timer that lets the operator set a time limit for idling, from 5 to 30 minutes, which automatically shuts the engine down. This saves fuel and cuts down on unnecessary engine hours.
Each machine also features an ignition timeout that powers the system down when the machine is off and the key is left on to save the machine’s battery.
The B Series also features an engine protection feature that automatically shuts the engine down when certain conditions are detected that may require additional service or attention. For more information on the entire lineup of CASE B Series Skid Steers and CTLs, visit www.casece.com, or stop by WOC Booth: C6361.