Following the introduction of new emission standards earlier this year, CASE Construction Equipment announces the first European sale of its Stage V excavator range. The machine, a CASE CX90D, was sold by dealer Dennis Barnfield to engineering and administration service providers Civil & Construction Solutions to be used in the road and sewer side of the company’s offering. The excavator’s first project is on a housing development site in Cheshire in the North West of England. “From conception to completion, the entire process with both Dennis Barnfield and CASE has been fantastic,” said Phil Barnes, Managing Director, Civils & Construction Solutions. “Having used CASE machines for 27 years, we were delighted to add the CX90D to our fleet – our fourth brand new machine in the last 12 months. We’re proud to have the first CASE machine sold in Europe with the new Stage V engine. The cooperation and help from all involved has made adjusting to the new engine regulations quick and easy, something that we have all really appreciated,” he adds. “To be able to offer a customer a European first is always a great feeling,” said Kevin Johnson, Area Sales Manager, Dennis Barnfield. “We are thrilled with how smooth the sale and delivery were, and we are delighted the machine is already in action on a jobsite.” The introduction of Stage V engines across CASE’s European range has been driven by the new EU emissions standards introduced in January of this year. Now fully implemented, these dictate a new limit for particle number (PN) and a reduced limit for particle matter (PM) in the emissions from any non-road mobile machinery below 56 kW. Larger machines will need to be manufactured to meet Stage V legislation next year. “The Yanmar Stage V engine used in the CX90D is the most powerful in the segment. As well as meeting the legislation requirements, we also deliver 20% more power with a 4.5% decrease in fuel usage. What this means is that we can offer our customers Stage V without a compromise, retaining our legacy of providing real-world solutions,” explains Sandro Vitale, Product Director, General Construction, CASE Construction Equipment Europe. “We always put our operators first when making machines modifications and this was no different. The new engine continues to provide best-in-class cabin noise levels, measuring just 69 dB while the engine is running. Alongside this, the diesel particulate filter that is required to meet the new EU emissions standards is self-cleaning, meaning its maintenance has zero impact on an operator’s daily working time,” Vitale also adds. “This machine is just the first of our roll out of Stage V excavators across Europe. It is always heartening to hear of such a timely and important sale from a valued dealer and customer,” concludes Anthony Holmlund Bouvie, Business Director Northern Europe, CASE Construction Equipment.