CASE Construction Equipment’s line of Tier 4 Final backhoe loaders—including the new 580N EP—come standard with SiteWatch telematics, and can be outfitted with a variety of industry-exclusive standards/options. All CASE N Series backhoes feature the company’s exclusive over-center design, which transfers weight to the front of the machine for smooth roading and better traction, and allows the operator to dig closer to the machine. N Series controls are simple, with adjustable pilot control towers, a control pattern selector, and adjustable wrist rests.
Each machine also comes standard with Adjustable SmartClutch, which lets operators customize the feel of forward-to-reverse transitions (smooth, moderate, or aggressive) to their preference, and the SmartFit™ bucket tooth system, which features heavy-duty self-sharpening teeth and a hammerless fastener system for easy installation.
NEW CASE 580N EP
The New CASE 580N EP is a lower-horsepower version of the company’s popular 580N backhoe that maintains the same backhoe lift capacity and breakout force with greater fuel efficiency and a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution. The 580N EP features CASE’s particulate matter catalyst—a combination of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a high-efficiency flow-through filter that requires no fluids and no diesel particulate filter (DPF) maintenance/upkeep. At 74 horsepower—and with a backhoe bucket breakout force of 11,517 pounds, ground level backhoe lift capacity of 2,858 pounds, and peak torque of 233 foot-pounds—the 580N EP provides ample power and performance while still keeping fuel, maintenance, and owning and operating costs low.
All remaining CASE N Series backhoes—the 580N, 580 Super N, 580 Super N Wide Track, and 590 Super N—feature new Fiat Powertrain (FPT) engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to meet Tier 4 Final standards. The system does not include a DPF or any other components that require intensive/long-term maintenance or regeneration. Operators who remember to top off the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank when they refuel will notice no additional regular maintenance activities with the new solution. As an after-treatment system, SCR represents a more efficient use of the backhoe’s fuel, as all fuel is put towards productive effort instead of burning off accumulated particulate in a DPF. It also helps lower operating temperatures compared to backhoes with a DPF.
The Tier 4 Final CASE N Series includes the previously mentioned 580N EP, as well as:
- The 580N: The 580N is also designed to provide low owning and operating costs while still delivering a strong platform for contractors to customize as needed. Rated at 90 horsepower with a backhoe bucket breakout force of 11,517 pounds and 2,858 pounds of backhoe lifting capacity, the 580N comes standard with ProControl and can be further expanded with auxiliary hydraulics, Engine ECO Mode, Standard (2WD) or Speed Selectable Automatic (4WD) Ride Control, Comfort Steer, additional work lights, and the mechanical universal backhoe bucket coupler.
- The 580 Super N: The 97-horsepower 580 Super N features increased backhoe bucket breakout force (13,975 pounds) and lift capacities (3,251 pounds) over the 580N. This model comes standard with ProControl, work lights, the mechanical backhoe bucket coupler and a shaft guard on 4WD models. Power Lift, Engine ECO Mode, Standard (2WD) or Speed Selectable Automatic (4WD) Ride Control, Comfort Steer, and the mechanical universal backhoe bucket coupler are available as options.
- The 580 Super N Wide Track: With larger tires and structural features borrowed from the larger CASE 590 Super N, the 97-horsepower 580 Super N Wide Track provides significantly higher bucket breakout forces (15,070 pounds) and lifting capacities (3,761 pounds) with standard Power Lift technology. The wide track model also comes standard with a limited slip axle. Engine ECO Mode, Standard (2WD) or Speed Selectable Automatic (4WD) Ride Control, and Comfort Steer are available as options.
- The 590 Super N: The 110 horsepower CASE 590 Super N is the largest and most powerful backhoe in the CASE family. Standard Power Lift technology raises bucket breakout force and lifting capacities to 15,853 pounds and 4,175 pounds, respectively. It also features a longer standard reach (19 feet, 7 inches) and digging depth (15 feet, 6 inches) than any other CASE backhoe. Engine ECO Mode, Standard (2WD) or Speed Selectable Automatic (4WD) Ride Control, and Comfort Steer are available as options.
CASE N Series Backhoes are also available with a series of options that further extend the operating capacity and efficiency of each machine—many of which are exclusive to CASE: Power Lift, speed-selectable automatic Ride Control, Comfort Steer, a fully-integrated hydraulic quick coupler, ProControl swing dampening system, engine ECO mode, auto engine protection shutdown, S-Type auto shifting transmission, and a heated air-ride seat. Each machine is also available in the proven CASE Extendahoe® configuration for extended digging and reach capabilities. ■
For More Information: For more information about CASE N Series Backhoe Loaders, visit www.casece.com.
Modern Contractor Solutions – February 2016
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