Construction and earthmoving equipment distributor CSE Equipment has supplied the South African market with more than 80 machines, following the expansion of the Case backhoe loader range with the local launch of the robust 570T series in mid-2014.
CSE, which distributes Case machines manu- factured by original-equipment manufacturer Case Construction Equipment, forms part of investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings’ capital equipment group.
“Case Construction Equipment continuously upgrades and improves the design of its extensive range of earthmoving equipment to meet changing market demands,” says CSE MD Brenton Kemp, noting that a large proportion of the company’s customer base includes plant rental companies.
The plant-hiring sector is a key focus area for the 570T range, as plant hirers face intense price competition and, therefore, need reliable and productive equipment with best value for money, he points out.
Kemp further highlights that Case machines can be used efficiently in diverse applications, including harsh operating conditions in construction and agriculture and at urban job sites.
“The entry-level 570T backhoe loaders have been designed for improved productivity, reduced noise levels, enhanced on-site safety and low maintenance requirements,” he says, adding that the product strategically positions CSE in a price-sensitive segment of the market.
Key features of this series include high torque delivered by the fuel-efficient engine, the robust S-styled boom for improved digging and lifting, as well as the heavy-duty front axle. This machine is also available in a four-wheel-drive option.
“The turbocharged four-cylinder FPT Industrial S8000 engine delivers up to 86 hp and ensures reduced fuel consumption. The power shuttle transmission provides four speeds and reverse capability, delivering up to 402 Nm of torque at 1 300 rpm,” Kemp explains.
The Extendhoe dipper version of the Case 570T also has a maximum ground level reach of 5.58 m. The lifting hook, which is welded to the bucket linkage, enables the rear arm to safely lift and handle suspended objects, while the straight loader arm ensures loading capacity of up to 3.7 t, with a maximum tipping height of 3.48 m.
Meanwhile, the front axle is designed to handle heavy-duty applications, even in extreme conditions. The steering cylinder is mounted above the central pivot in a well-protected area behind the beam.
“The tight steering angle, with oscillation of about 11°, ensures stability on the roughest terrains, improving bucket retention and maintaining productivity,” Kemp says.
The multipurpose four-in-one bucket manages the working conditions of digging, loading and unloading, flattening and levelling applications. The optional extendable dipper and auxiliary hydraulics have a digging reach of 5.6 m and can accommodate a hammer for demolition applications.
“This series has been designed for minimal downtime and reduced maintenance requirements. A single-piece tilting-engine canopy enables top and side access from ground level. The braking system uses the machine’s main hydraulic oil reservoir, which means there is no requirement for a separate filler,” he explains.
For enhanced security on site, Kemp cites the new features of the T series, which include a secure oil cap breather on the hydraulic tank to prevent contamination, an engine canopy lock in the cab to avoid vandalism and a lockable battery box that mitigates threats of theft.