Case Construction Equipment celebrated production of its 250,000th skid-steer loader.
A special ceremony was held at the company’s global skid-steer manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kan. Case presented the 250,000th skid-steer to its new owner, Dino Folino of A. Folino Construction, a paving contractor from Oakmont, Penn. The milestone unit – a Case 430 Series 3 model – is Folino’s fourth Case skid-steer in a fleet of equipment that includes a total of nine Case machines.
Case began producing skid-steers in 1969 with the 1530 Uni-Loader model, and has been innovating ever since with Case-exclusive features like Ride Control and side lighting. Last year, the company marked its 40th anniversary of manufacturing skid-steers with Case Rockin’ Block Parties (especially themed dealer open houses) at Case dealerships across North America.
“In 2000, we manufactured our 100,000th skid-steer. Then, just 10 years later, we more than doubled our sales,” said Curtis Goettel, skid-steer marketing manager. “Today’s achievement testifies that customers around the world prefer Case skid-steers. With more than 75 attachments available, you’ll find Case skid-steers digging, hauling, pushing and loading material on jobsites in more than 150 countries around the globe.”
The Case 400 Series 3 skid-steer loader line includes eight models, ranging from 57 to 83 net hp. and 1,500 to 3,000-lb. rated operating loads.