CASE Construction Equipment launched today the all-new C Series mini excavator line with 6 models ranging from 1.7 to 6.0 tons. These are the first products of the new range, which will be extended with additional models during 2017. The new C Series raises the bar compared to the previous range, with better performance, a rich array of features, and even greater comfort and safety – all contributing to outstanding productivity. The brand new C Series mini excavators are the first products resulting from the brand’s strategic alliance with HHI. The 5.7 and 6.0 ton models being launched today are produced at one of the partner’s facilities, while the CASE Excavator Hub in San Mauro, Italy, assembles the four new models below 5 tons for markets worldwide. “The mini excavator is an essential product line for construction businesses: they account for the biggest industry volumes by far at 53,000 t units for Europe – and the market size is increasing each year. With the new C Series range, we deliver what our customers tell us they need most from this product line for their business: outstanding productivity, comfort and safety.”, says Gaston Le Chevalier de la Sauzaye, CASE Product Marketing Manager for mini excavators The C Series mini excavators are designed for performance and reliability, with components sourced from the best, world-class Japanese suppliers. The proven engines and hydraulic system deliver more power, raising the machines’ performance. Five of the six new models comply with Tier 4 Final emission standards. The new mini excavators are loaded with features that will make the operator’s work easier, more comfortable and more productive. They include the new easy-to-read digital cluster that provides useful information and warning lights; the standard Engine Start Limitation (ESL) anti-theft system; the hydraulic Quick Coupler for fast attachment changes; the electric refuel pump and many more. Safety is a priority with CASE and the C Series makes no compromise in this respect. Safety features include ROPS, TOPS and FOPS compliance, emergency stop switch, travel alarm and object handling kit. The safety valves prevent loads from slipping in case of hose failure. The pilot system with accumulator enables the operator to put the attachment down safely even when the engine is off. The double-flange rollers minimise the risk of detracking and improve stability. The outstanding all round visibility and rear view camera further enhance safety on the jobsite. The CX17C and CX18C: agility in motion The CX17C and CX18C waste no time in getting the job done. The powerful hydraulic flow delivers outstanding digging efficiency – 5% higher than the previous models – and fast cycles. The auto shift-down function on the CX17C, which optimises traction and speed and the joystick controlled auxiliary hydraulics enable the operator to get the job done even faster. The operator station offers high comfort, with smooth pilot controls, ergonomically placed joysticks, adjustable wrist rests and a suspension seat as standard. The CX26C and CX37C: versatility in motion The 2.6 and 3.7 ton models stand out for excellent working range, best-in-class reach and dig depth and ample boom swing angles. They are available with a choice of long and short arms, which deliver a maximum dig depth of 2,645 and 2,420mm respectively for the CX26C, and 3,440 and 3,135mm respectively for the CX37C. The CX57C and CX60C: comfort in motion The two models at the top of the new range stand out for their best-in-class engine power and lifting capacity and comfort features. These include factory readiness to accommodate the latest technologies that make the operator’s job easier. It all adds up to ultimate comfort for the operator, who can concentrate on getting the job done efficiently and productively with minimum fatigue.