Posted February 10, 2015

New, Beefed-up ROC Skid Steers from CASE

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the new SR240 and SV280 Tier 4 Final skid steers – two new machines that feature CASE’s maintenance-free particulate matter catalyst solution. Both machines provide increased rated operating capacities, 360-degree visibility and improved breakout force, torque and auxiliary hydraulics.  

“The industry continues to trend towards machines with higher rated operating capacities, but not all customers need the super high-end operating ranges,” says Warren Anderson, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “We took two of our most popular size classes and lift styles – made them Tier 4 Final – and through improvements in lift cylinders, hydraulics and machine design were able to substantially increase operating capacities.”

CASE SR240These large-frame, 74 hp models deliver 232 lbf, a bucket breakout force of up to 8,680 lbs., standard hydraulics of 24.2 gallons-per-minute (gpm)) and high-flow auxiliary of 332.2 gpm for power and attachment versatility. Weighing in at 7,400 pounds, the SR240 is an  all-purpose skid steer that offers a rated operating capacity (ROC) of 2,400 pounds. The  8,090-pound SV280 offers an ROC of 2,800 pounds.

Maintenance-Free Tier 4 Final
The Tier 4 Final solution featured on both machines is maintenance free, with no filters to maintain or fluids to add. CASE’s particulate matter catalyst is a combination of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a high-efficiency flow-through filter. The DOC oxidizes the machine’s exhaust to create heat and manage emissions. The remaining particulate matter then passes through to the filter where it is slowed and burned.

“These size classes represent large portions of the skid steer market,” says Anderson. “Engineering a truly maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution into these machines removes all complexity, cost, effort and downtime associated with solutions that rely on diesel particulate filters (DPFs).”

Operator-friendly environment
The skid steers have 360-degree visibility with a cab-forward design, skylight and ultra-narrow wide side screens, plus a low entry threshold, which also helps improve visibility  to the bucket and attachment. CASE’s distinctive large and curved rear window provides excellent visibility to the rear of the machine. Standard heavy-duty front and side lighting provide safety and productivity for working in night and twilight applications.   

The SR240 and SV280 offer an EZ-EH (electro-hydraulic) setup menu with nine adjustable speed and control sensitivity settings that can be adjusted on the fly. This allows the operator to match controls to their preference for comfort and greater productivity. A single rocker switch alternates between the CASE “H” operating pattern and ISO pattern controls for operators who are comfortable with one style or the other. New operator handles with industry-exclusive detents improve controllability and feathering by providing greater responsiveness to the actions/movement of the machine.

The CASE PowerStance wheelbase provides excellent curb clearance and greater stability during lifting and hauling, Additional counterweights can further improve stability and performance. The SR240 and SV280 offer wide, sealed and pressurized cabs, easy-access service points at the rear of the machine, easy-tilt cab for convenient access to the drivetrain compartment. Hydraulic quick couplers allow operators to quickly change attachments from the cab, while Connect Under Pressure (CUP) manifolds require no tools to connect or disconnect hydraulic lines. Both models now come standard with a block heater to ensure operation even in frigid climates. A large 25.5-gallon fuel tank allows the machine to operate for more than an entire shift without refueling.

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