When working on small footprint projects, contractors may want to consider the new CX145C SR Minimum-Swing Radius (MSR) excavator. Unveiled this week by Case Construction, the unit uses Tier 4 certified Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) technology to meet current environmental standards – and save on fuel consumption when compared to previous models. The CX145C SR combines maneuverability and power to ensure productivity in restricted conditions – and incorporate a host of new features to improve overall performance, boost operator comfort and provide ease of maintenance.
Compared with previous B Series models, the CX145C SR delivers fuel savings of up to 9.2 percent. The new excavator’s diesel engines achieves 100/160 net hp (75/119.3 kW) using Tier 4 Interim CEGR technology to burn cleaner, reduce fuel consumption and deliver superior horsepower. The excavator boasts a 3,659 lb increase in operating weight.
“This new excavator is ideal for projects where the work envelope is limited and the combination of maneuverability and power is essential to getting the job done as effectively and efficiently as possible,” said Rob Marringa, brand marketing manager for CASE Construction Equipment. “We engineered our new models to meet the current Tier 4 emissions mandate while giving contractors easy-to-maintain machines that not only boost productivity but also deliver lower owning and operating costs.”
The CX145C SR is engineered with a compact counterweight and boom placement that minimizes the machine’s work envelope. The excavators are well suited for restricted conditions, such as those encountered with residential projects and urban construction.
The CX145C SR excavator’s design incorporates a number of enhancements when compared with the previous models to boost productivity and improve overall performance, including:
• The CASE Intelligent Hydraulic System combines with CEGR Tier 4 Interim technology for increased fuel savings. It also helps manage the engine and hydraulics to boost performance, including the ability to load trucks faster. The CX145C SR cycles 4-percent faster and delivers a 9-percent increase in lift capacity versus the previous model. Five energy-saving features manage engine RPMs, as well as hydraulics, to lower operating costs and improve productivity.
• An automatic power boost that delivers added power for extremely heavy breakout and lifting requirements.
• Operators can select one of three power modes, SP (speed priority), H (heavy duty) and A (automatic), modes, to best mix of power and fuel efficiency. Operators can also choose throttle settings to adjust hydraulics for further tailoring to specific tasks.
Engineers included design enhancements that improved operator comfort and safety on the CX145C SR. Compared to previous models, the excavator provides 6-percent more space and 28-percent more airflow inside the cab. Air conditioning performance within the cab has increased by 20 percent.
Operators can better see the work area. The low profile common to all C Series excavators results in 32-percent more visibility, in addition to a new roof skylight. The high definition review camera feeds a, non-glare monitor in the cab. Operators can easily switch between rear and optional side camera views. It also provides simultaneous visibility to key operating data.
Contractors can tailor the machine to the job for added versatility and optimum productivity. As with all C Series excavators, the CX145C SR features a number of CASE Smart Digging Systems components.
For additional excavator specifications, customer testimonials, competitive comparisons, finance offers and more, please visit www.CASEce.com. For a CASE excavator demonstration, see your local CASE dealer.