Case C series CX130C crawler excavator is proving to be the machine of choice within its class, as the company reports healthy sales during the first six-months of 2013.
West Midlands based Tonbrie Construction has further increased their fleet of Case machines by taking delivery of a CX130C, which was supplied by Case dealer Southern Plant.
The CX130C model is from Case’s popular C series, crawler excavator range. Renowned for new low emission Tier 4 Interim engines and the technically advanced Case Intelligent Hydraulic System. This range offers increased efficiency and fuel savings benefits.
Groundwork’s specialist Tonbrie, who work within the house building sector have been running Case machines for more than twenty years. Their current fleet comprises six 130B’s, plus other Case machines ranging from 3T to 8T.
Why Tonbrie Choose Case
Brian Hill, MD of Tonbrie Construction, said. “We purchased our first Case machine in 1992, and although we have tested and owned other models over the years, we consider Case products best meet our requirements in the sectors we operate within. This is why we opted for the Case CX130. We were impressed by its innovative design and fuel economy.”
“We felt that in comparison to other machines available within this category the CX130C provided a more robust design and manufacture. It’s important that our fleet is efficient, reliable and productive.”
The C series range ticks all these boxes, delivering an impressive digging performance with low emissions and savings on fuel consumption, a result of the Tier 4 Interim engines, which use cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) to provide a cleaner burn.
Case’s Intelligent Hydraulic System offers five key energy saving systems. The Boom Energy Save lowers engine revs during boom lower and swing operations, while the Auto Energy Save system reduces engine revs when the joystick control levers are inactive. The Swing Relief Control manages the hydraulic power distribution at the start of a slewing operation, enabling efficient use of hydraulic flow and pressure. The Spool Stroke Control automatically adjusts the hydraulic pressure during digging operations, and Idle Shutdown turns the engine off after a preset time has elapsed.
The View from the Cab
Mr Hill added, “It’s very important that our operators are happy with our machine choices, and they have given their seal of approval on the new CX130C. They have said how impressed they have been with machines performance and technology in relation to its eco-friendly concept.
Improving operator comfort and safety is something that Case is committed to, and this is evident in the new C Series cab. Its 5% larger than the B Series, and quieter. Noise levels have also been reduced to the level of luxury car, and air conditioning performance has been increased.
The smaller top beam and no overlap in the front windows has improved all round visibility. There are four mirrors providing an excellent view to both sides of the machine, together with rear and side view cameras. The camera feed is displayed on a new 7” LED monitor inside the cab, with a simple switch between rear and side views. This improvement in visibility allows the operator to make a number of machine function adjustments from the seat, including up to 10 memory recall settings for auxiliary hydraulic flow and pressure. This make changing between attachments a simple and rapid task. The monitor also provides an on-board diagnostic service for technicians, reducing downtime and boosting productivity.
“Tonbrie Construction is a valued customer and we are confident that the recent addition of a CX130C excavator to their Case fleet will give them many years of trouble free service,” says James Bird from Southern Plant.
26 August 2013
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