Construction equipment and earthmoving distributor CSE Equipment says it will launch the new Case 821F wheel loader series, which offers substantial fuel savings, greater lifting capacity and more break-out force, onto the local market.
“The new range will complement our new skid steer and tractor loader back- hoe, or TLB, ranges. Although certain models are already available, the official launch will take place later this year,” says CSE Equipment national manager Alex Ackron.
The 821F wheel loader has an operating weight of 17 863 kg, a break force of 18 731 kg, a general-purpose bucket capacity of up to 3 m3 and an articulated tipping capacity of 9 934 kg. It also features enhanced power and capacity for use in arduous applications, such as in the construction, quarrying, mining, waste handling and related industries.
“The F series also offers increased power ratings and fuel savings of up to 10% through its 6.7 ℓ Tier 3 interim certified engine, rated at 154 kW. The standard four-speed version is enhanced through a lock-up torque converter that ensures total control, even on hostile surfaces.”
Ackron says other new features include a power inch declutch facility, while the transmission of the F series provides continuous short cycles for fast performance and high productivity. Airflow in the newly designed cooling module has also been improved.
Further, its improved axle enhances operation in unfavourable conditions, while special solid, foam-filled tyres and tyre chains can be fitted to cope with demanding applications, such as the handling of scrapped materials like iron, wood, glass, plastics and organic waste. Front and rear limited slip differentials also improve grip.
The durable design of these new machines eliminates the risk of snagging and ruptures in waste, scrap and recycling applications.
Meanwhile, a new common rail elec- tronically controlled certified diesel engine gives the operator four work modes to choose from – economy, standard, automatic and maximum power – for increased efficiency in any application.
The benefits include better use of available power, lower fuel consump- tion, reduced wear on the engine and drive line, lower noise levels and less overall emissions.
In addition, the 821F has advanced features that include a torque sensing autoshift transmission that boosts productivity. The operator can choose the working mode from within the cab or the autopower facility can be selected, in which case the power curve is auto- matically matched to each application.
Rear axle oscillation of about 24º and a ground clearance of 415.8 mm enable safe travel, with good load retention over rough ground conditions. Despite its size, this unit has an outside bucket edge turning radius of only 6.03 m, and an 80º turning angle that enables rapid truck loading.
Meanwhile, Ackron says the com- pany’s sales have been growing steadily and while CSE expects this to continue, following government’s announcement of more investment in infrastructure, the company will also be focusing on developing its client base and securing recurring business for long-term sustainable growth.
“We have seen a partial improvement in the construction industry and, while there is business available, it is generally sporadic and inconsistent; therefore, companies should prepare for the worst outcomes,” he points out.
Ackron adds that fluctuating exchange rates and the introduction of cheaper Chinese products are challenges for CSE; however, he is optimistic that more opportunities will present themselves this year.
“Our approach will be to focus on moving stock quickly, managing our stock levels closely and maintaining and improving our service levels,” he states.