Case Construction Equipment has launched two new electrified mini excavators and a new diesel-powered mini excavator.
Anchoring the new mini excavator launch for Case is the introduction of two all-new electrified machines: the CX15EV and the CX25EV. The CX15EV is rolling into Case dealers now, and the CX25EV will be available later in 2023, the company reports.
The CX15EV is a 3,186-pound mini excavator powered by a 21 horsepower/16 kW electric motor, and the CX25EV is a 4,828-pound mini excavator running with a 27 horsepower/20 kW electric motor. The lithium-ion battery featured in both machines is charged either by the 110V/220V on-board charger, or via an external rapid charger that can have the machine charged typically within 90 minutes. Depending on the type of work, the Case CX15 EV and CX25 EV will provide enough power to work through an eight-hour day.
“Mini excavators are ideal for electrification because they go through varied work cycles throughout the day,” says Brad Mace, product manager, Case Construction Equipment. “Between access to power and the fast charging capabilities of the machine with both on-board and external technologies, these machines deliver excellent runtimes and are sure to be ready to take on any task.”
- A color LCD monitor that delivers easy access to battery information, machine settings and work modes. It also features an electronic pattern changer (for switching between ISO and SAE patterns) and customizable hydraulic proportional controls and auxiliary hydraulics to let the operator dial that machine into their preferences.
- Three work modes that match electric motor speed to the task being done — Power, Standard and Economy — as well as the ability to adjust the sensitivity of the controls to let the operator control the feel and performance of the machine. This can be done through one of three pre-sets (Precision, Normal or Productivity), or an “Individual” setting that allows the operator to select specific responsiveness for six different bucket and boom actions, as well as swing, travel and blade functions. A load-sensing hydraulic system allows the operator to dial the machine in to each task.
- Standard 1-way/2-way hydraulics with an electronic detent hold to reduce operator fatigue; an optional 2nd auxiliary circuit (2-way only) can be added for more hydraulic options. The new LCD monitor allows flow settings to be set and stored for up to five attachments for convenience when switching between attachments; an optional quick coupler makes switching attachments quick and easy.
- SiteWatch telematics are standard on each machine for optimal visibility into machine performance, and greater collaborative fleet management with the local Case dealer. Each model can be outfitted with precision construction technologies to further improve productivity and digging quality.
Case is also launching a new diesel-powered, true zero tailswing mini excavator: the CX42D. This is the first model of the new Case D Series and complements the company’s existing C Series product line. Additional CASE D Series mini excavators will be introduced in 2024.
“The CX42D exists in a critical industry weight class between four and five metric tons that we did not previously have machines,” says Mace. “This ensures that we have a total fleet of solutions to deliver to contractors and business owners, and allows us to bring the next level of premium mini excavator performance to the market.”
Features on the new Case D Series include:
- Comfort and feel — an “automotive-style” experience built into the mini excavator, including excellent control adjustability, and great visibility such as big glass and intelligent structural design of the machine.
- A large, seven-inch LCD monitor with a navigation wheel mounted near the joystick gives operators access to critical machine information and controls without having to reach to the screen. In the screen, operators can also select working modes (Power, Standard or Economy), and customize hydraulic proportional controls and auxiliary hydraulics for optimal performance.
- A standard two-way blade with float improves backfilling and grading operations; a six-way blade is optional.
- Standard two-speed travel with automatic shift down to improve performance when tracking/carrying up hill.
- Standard multifunction (1-way/2-way) hydraulics and standard 2nd auxiliary (2-way) circuit; a 3rd auxiliary circuit is an option.
- Additional optional features include: a mulcher package; a direct drain for equipment requiring drainage to the tank without back pressure; hydraulic quick coupler; mechanical quick coupler; and a standard pin-on-bucket.
- The CX42D comes standard with Case SiteWatch telematics.
“Electric to diesel, true zero to conventional tailswing, cab to canopy, Case now offers a full range of mini excavators to match any need and operator preference — including the ability to access any construction or landscaping site,” says Mace. “Each machine is built with premium features and performance that empower the operator to succeed in the types of jobsites and environments they work in — whether that’s utility work indoors that requires a zero emissions machine, or production-level trenching on a commercial development.”