What demand do you envisage in the market for excavators and how will it impact the industry?
The rapidly expanding infrastructure and building industry in India is benefiting the market for construction equipment. The government is placing a greater emphasis on infrastructure development and closely monitoring projects at the highest levels to remove obstacles and expedite execution where necessary, especially with the National Infrastructure Pipeline and the Gati Shakti Master Plan. Ambitious government initiatives like Smart City, Golden Corridor, Housing for All, railway reorganisation and extension, construction of 50 new airports, are also boosting the development of the Indian construction equipment industry. The overall environment for infrastructure development in the country is favourable for increased road construction and mining activities, which we believe will ultimately drive the excavators market.
We at CASE have been actively monitoring these developments and offering products with advanced capabilities to cater to the increasing demand. CASE offers a range of smart machines that are fuel efficient and prioritize comfort and operator safety.
What is your company’s strategy to drive sales?
CASE offers a range of smart, reliable and efficient machines with cutting-edge technologies, for operators. The company has upgraded its equipment to meet new emission regulations. CASE believes in providing a holistic ownership experience and offers a vast network of 70 dealers and 200 touchpoints in India with trained and certified staff, along with a state-of-the-art 75000 sq. ft. central warehouse and two depots for quick access throughout the country. The brand offers a one-year standard base warranty coverage for all its equipment, as well as various extended warranties and service packages through its programs ‘CASE Protect’ and ‘CASE Care’. They also provide operator skills and development training to enhance the ability to use the machines with care and efficiency. CASE construction offers real-time technical assistance through THD and mobile application dealer service technicians. Overall, the CASE offers higher productivity and power with great serviceability and easy operation, making them an excellent choice for construction projects.
What are the features and application areas of Case’s new CASE CX220C/CX220C LC Crawler Excavators?
CASE launched the unstoppable CX220C crawler excavator in the year 2020 and the CX220C LC in 2022. The CX220C and CX220C LC are replete with advanced features and an efficient design which sets them apart from the competition. This 22-ton excavator is specifically built for the toughest terrains.
Fitted with a powerful and reliable FPT “NEF 6” Series Industrial engine to ensure high productivity with low fuel consumption, this product is ideally suited for stone quarries, road construction, earthworks, mining, and general constructions. The 6-cylinder fuel-efficient electronically controlled FPT engine develops a gross power of 117 KW (157 hp) and peak torque of 622 Nm at 1800rpm.
What are the excavators different working modes?
The excavators come with three working modes, 5 automatic energy saving features as well as 10 auxiliary hydraulic settings. The 3 working modes provide support for various applications: high versatility auto for normal digging, grading, lifting and precision work; heavy mode for heavy operations to create balance between productivity and fuel economy; and extra speed and power for the most demanding jobs that require maximum productivity.
Operators can accommodate up to 10 auxiliary hydraulic flow and pressure settings to easily switch among different attachments with no need of any mechanical adjustment.
How has the CX220C LC excavator been made structurally stronger and more robust?
The CX220C LC comes with 33% stronger heavy-duty arm, boom and undercarriage structures that improve the machine’s durability in harsh mining terrains. It offers an arm length of 1.9 m, 2.4 m and 2.9 m & 5.7 m boom length to cater to different customers needs. Its 152kN Bucket and 132kN arm digging force ensures excellent productivity. Its 6.59 m dumping height ensures safe loading in a high body dumper.
The excavator has a maximum travel speed of 5.6 km/hr and a swing speed of 11.5 rpm. The range of bucket sizes available are 0.94, 1.0, 1.1 cu.m as per material density, application, and customer requirements.
What advancements have been made in the two excavators?
The CX220C and CX220C LC are furnished with CASE Intelligent Hydraulic System (CIHS) that provides exceptional machine control while conserving energy and fuel in all cycle time phases. The advanced hydraulic system offers higher breakout forces, improved swing speeds and greater swing torque, resulting in faster cycle times and 8% increases in productivity. Power boost function is automatically engaged as per the application requirement. The electronic management of speed and power lowers fuel consumption and offers considerable productivity benefits in terms of outputs.
What makes the excavators versatile for undertaking various jobs?
Their high versatility auto is for normal digging, grading, lifting and precision work. The heavy mode is for heavy operations, bringing both productivity and fuel economy. The extra speed and power enable them to perform the most demanding jobs and jobs that require maximum productivity. Operators can accommodate up to 10 auxiliary hydraulic flow and pressure settings to easily switch among different attachments without the need for any mechanical adjustments.
What operator-friendly features do the excavators offer?
The excavators have a new 7” LED cluster that helps in constantly monitoring the main machine parameters. Their wide glazed surface with two door windows enables front, top and side visibility, while an openable roof window gives better visibility to views on the top. The carefully designed, spacious and safe cab has an ergonomic workstation with a fully adjustable seat, and it emits low noise and vibrations. The new cab has thinner pillars and wide glass areas for improved visibility all around.
The excavators are equipped with CASE renowned Sitewatch telematics system, which provides real time updates related to the maintenance, tracking, utilization and security of the machine and alerts the operator/owner in real time on fuel usage, battery, geo-fencing, engine etc.