Posted October 7, 2013

Case introduces radial-lift skid steer

Case Construction Equipment introduced the SR210 radial-lift skid steer, a Tier 4 Final model that features EZ EH controls and increased torque, breakout force and standard auxiliary hydraulic flow.

The machine increases its rated operating capacity to 2,100 pounds when compared to its predecessor, the SR200. The cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) engine design with particulate matter catalyst helps reduce maintenance and increases engine power by 10 percent. The SR210 also features a large cab and one of the lowest entry thresholds, improving operator comfort.

Weighing in at 6,970 pounds, the SR210 is an all-purpose skid steer that offers standard (24.2 gpm) and high-flow auxiliary (33.2 gpm) hydraulics for power and attachment versatility. Rated at 74 gross horsepower, the machine offers 7,270 pounds of bucket breakout force and 232 foot pounds of torque. A 19.5-gallon fuel tank helps extend run times and ensures that the machine can work the entire day without refueling.

The SR210 features an EZ EH (electro-hydraulic) setup menu that allows operators to switch between the Case “H” operating pattern and ISO pattern controls. It also features nine preset speed and control settings that can be adjusted on the fly. This allows operators to match controls to their preference for comfort and greater productivity. Handles with additional “feel points” improve confidence and give the operator greater ability to feather the controls.

The machine also features push-button ride control, hydraulic one-way self-leveling, two-speed ground drive and an advanced instrument cluster with programmable security and automatic shutdown as options.

The skid steer features a CEGR engine with a particulate matter catalyst, which is made up of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a high-efficiency flow-through filter. This solution is more efficient and maintenance free as it does not require manual regeneration or filter replacement (compared to a diesel particulate filter). The DOC converts emissions into neutral gasses. The remaining particulate matter then passes through to the high-efficiency flow-through filter where it is stored and burned off through passive regeneration powered by the heat of the exhaust gas. These efficiencies are achieved while also improving engine power by 10 percent.

The Case PowerStance wheelbase improves stability during lifting and hauling, which helps retain more material in the bucket. That stability also improves operator confidence when working on varied terrain. Additional counterweights can further improve stability and performance while also increasing the rated operating capacity by 100 pounds.

The SR210 offers a three-foot-wide cab that is fully sealed and pressurized against noise, dust and fumes. The cab-forward design provides visibility with sight lines down to the bucket edge and curb lines, and to the rear of the machine. Ultra-narrow wire side screens, side lighting and a skylight further improve visibility. The low step and entry threshold make it easy for the operator to get in and out of the cab. The machine also features an optional radio and upgraded climate controls for optimal comfort.

The SR210 features an electronic control module that logs operating data and has CAN-bus capabilities for diagnostic monitoring and telematics. This makes it compatible with Case’s SiteWatch telematics platform, which helps equipment owners better track operating performance, maintenance intervals and demands, as well as equipment utilization and security.

The engine, filters and fill points are all located at the rear of the machine for quick access. The SR210 also features Case’s easy-tilt cab for convenient access to the drivetrain compartment. Hydraulic quick couplers allow operators to quickly change attachments from the comfort of the cab, while Connect Under Pressure (CUP) manifolds require no tools to connect or disconnect hydraulic lines.