CASE Construction Equipment reports having developed the quietest, most comfortable wheel loader cab, available across a new seven-model range of G-Series machines.
“Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of CASE Construction Equipment wheel loaders,” said Alain de Nanteuil, CASE EMEA wheel loader product manager. “Through the years every generation has introduced new innovations and capabilities and this all-new G-Series generation of CASE Construction Equipment wheel loaders is the biggest leap forwards.”
Cab with panoramic windscreen
The G-Series cab includes a full width panoramic windscreen, a colourful Premium Control interface with 8” display, fully adjustable seat-mounted control console, the security of a password-protected ignition and the ease of automatic bucket functions adjustable from within the cab. The operator also benefits from smooth, low effort loader controls, an active suspension seat and the machine features hands-free mobile phone connectivity.
The G-Series loaders have a one-piece curved front screen that is said to provide an unparalleled view from side to side, from the ground to the sky. It includes a slim engine cover, heated rear window and multiple rear view mirrors.
Reduced noise and improved environment
In-cab noise levels are a full 2dB lower than the previous generation of machines. The 521G to 821G loaders boast just 68dB in the cab, while the 921G to 1121G have noise levels set at just 69dB, the lowest internal levels yet seen on a CASE loader. The cabs benefit from improved primary and recirculation air filtration, with longer filter replacement intervals. High effectiveness and active carbon filters can also be supplied for tough working conditions.
Breakthrough machine-operator interface
The operator control interface in the G-Series wheel loader cab is reported to be easy to use, contributing to improved controllability and productivity. A bright, full colour 8” display is easy to read regardless of external light conditions, delivering intuitive navigation through machine settings and information screens. The display also provides a wide view rear monitor when required.
There is a new control pad for automatic bucket functions to be set and adjusted from within the cab. The seat-mounted console is fully adjustable and features a wide armrest and ergonomic joystick that, combined with electro-hydraulic controls and the redesigned premium active suspension seat, delivers accurate control in all working conditions. A joystick steering option provides two equally-sized joysticks with wide armrests on both sides of the seat, like CASE Construction Equipment excavators. Joystick steering features speed proportional sensitivity with three settings that allow the operator to perfectly match the machine to every operation and jobsite requirement.
New features include an integrated microphone that, combined with a Bluetooth connection and automatic answering function, allows operators to answer phone calls safely without taking their eyes of the working area or their hands off the controls. Operators will also welcome the convenience of multiple storage areas for documents and personal effects and a fridge box option that can keep food and drinks fresh and cool all day.
Proven driveline efficiency
All G-Series wheel loaders are powered by efficient EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final diesel engines with no diesel particulate filter (DPF) or exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). FPT Industrial’s Hi-eSCR after-treatment system uses fewer components to meet exhaust emissions standards, allowing for a compact engine compartment and reduced maintenance costs for customers. All major components are sourced and the machines are assembled in Europe.
The proven cooling cube, which puts the machine’s radiators and coolers in the middle of the machine rather that at the rear, ensures that cooling cores are kept out of dusty working areas to provide maximum cooling effectiveness. Optimised weight distribution contributes to increased payload capability and machine stability.
The G Series machines drive through proven CASE transmissions that offer improved fuel efficiency and reduced cycle times. CASE heavy duty axles with wet, multi-disc brakes, have open differentials to reduce friction, with an optional 100% Auto-lock to deliver maximum tractive effort and reduced tyre wear.