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C Series Graders

CASE has made a major impact on the European grader market with the introduction of the C Series models. First seen at Intermat in 2015, the C Series line-up includes 13 and 16 tonne models, with the option of 6x4 and 6x6 All Wheel Drive, to suit customer requirements.

The CASE graders feature a patented Hi-eSCR engine technology, developed by FPT Industrial, that meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction only. There is no requirement for Exhaust Gas Recirculation or a Diesel Particulate Filter, resulting in lower operating costs for the customer and increased fuel efficiency. Earlier this year the CASE 856C grader was awarded the Diesel Progress Excellence in Equipment Engineering Award in the grader category, by Diesel Progress magazine and component supplier ZF, for its achievements in engineering and design.

All of the CASE graders have been designed to deliver a comfortable ride for the operator, with outstanding controllability and precision. Ergopower transmissions ensure smooth shifting, perfectly matching speed and power to the application for maximum productivity.

C Series graders can be ordered from the factory ready to operate with all common blade control brands. This provides maximum flexibility for the customer, with an open architecture allowing plug-and-play installation of grade control systems.

Model

836C

836C AWD

856C

856C AWD

Maximum
operating weight

12,500 kg

12,800 kg

16,250 kg

16,650 kg

Base Engine Power
(1st – 3rd gear)

102 kW/138 hp

102 kW/138 hp

129 kW/173 hp

129 kW/173 hp

Dual Power
(4th – 6th gear)

115 kW/156 hp

115 kW/156 hp

142 kW/190 hp

142 kW/190 hp

Emissions level

Tier4 Final / Stage IV

Tier4 Final / Stage IV

Tier4 Final / Stage IV

Tier4 Final / Stage IV

CASE Grader Sales Success

As a full line equipment manufacturer, the addition of motor graders to the line-up was an important move for CASE, providing dealers with an opportunity to attract new customers and to further support existing clients in a variety of industry sectors. The C Series models have already been well received, with orders from contractors and rental companies across Europe and machines at work in many countries.

CASE graders have been proving popular in the East of Europe, with early sales in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria. In Romania the Regional Roads Administration in Valcea has purchased an 856C, along with two CASE backhoe loaders.

In Hungary A 6x6 CASE 836C grader has also been delivered to contractor Zöld Út-Építő Kft. The grader, which was supplied by CASE dealer CE Dynamic, is working around the town of Tata, in north-western Hungary on a range of road construction and landscaping projects.

In Bulgaria quarry and transportation company PIMK, of Markovo has added an 856C to its fleet and the machine is currently being used to construct a rail line between the cities of Pazardzhik and Septemvri. PIMK also intends to enter the road construction market with the machine.

In Western Europe the first CASE 856C grader in Spain was sold to the Regional Council of Terra Alta, by Simorra Group, the CASE dealer for Aragon, Lleida and Tarragona. The machine is being used to maintain the roads and forest tracks within 743km² of the Terra Alta region of Catalonia.

“The choice of model was based on a technical and economic study of the product to find the machine best suited to the customer,” said Teodoro Cambra, commercial director of Simorra. The CASE 856C perfectly fulfils the main demands of the customer, with reduced operating costs, total control and flexibility. The design of the motor grader is simple and robust, which makes it reliable and easy to maintain. The 856C has responded perfectly to all of the challenges and met the needs of our customer.”

Spanish dealer Eurocalidad also sold an 856C grader to the local authorities in Segovia.

CASE C Series graders have been equally popular in France, with machines sold across the country. In Paris, Veiga TP was among the first to take an 836C grader equipped with a Leica machine guidance system, for use on a number of sites across the capital.

Further south in Lyon, rental company Barret Reglages Ganathains has also acquired an 836C, for a major project in the centre of the city. The 62,000m² place Bellecour has been completely pedestrianised for festivals and a large Petanque tournament. To provide the space for the tournament, the area had to be covered in a thick layer of sand and the Mayor of Lyon appealed to CASE dealer Griset Materiels BTP for help and the dealer in turn called up Barret to complete the task in record time.

A third 836C has been sold in the Midi Pyrénées region. third 836C has been sold in the Midi Pyrénées region. This 6x6 model has been purchased by SBTP (Société BIGOURNAISE du TP). The machine has been used to create an 11km long route to allow farmers to transport their herds in the Spring to their summer pastures in the mountains.

The first CASE 836C grader in Italy went to Ermanno Rossi, of Città della Pieve. Supplied by CASE dealer Romana Diesel, the machine has been put to work maintaining the roads within the town of Città della Pieve.

In Germany, one of the leading grader operating companies, KA Hinnenkamp, has ordered eight CASE graders for projects across the country. The deal for the machines, which included two 856C models and six 836C graders, was signed at the Bauma exhibition in April, with the graders handed over personally to company owners Marco and Hermann Hinnenkamp by the CASE sales team in Berlin.

“The combination of powerful, highly efficient engines, with our market-leading Hi-eSCR technology, plus Ergopower transmissions makes the CASE C Series grader hard to beat on site,” said EMEA Grader Product Marketing Manager Massimiliano Sala.

“With outstanding precision controls and superior operator comfort, it is easy to see why the C Series machines have been such a success with contractors and rental companies across Europe.”

CASE Customer Events

This autumn continues to be a busy time for CASE and its dealers across the region, with exhibitions, shows and the CASE Rodeo competition provided a chance for customers to see the latest equipment in action.

Major exhibitions and shows included the RWM waste management exhibition in the UK, where CASE displayed the 721F XR wheel loader, a WX148 wheel excavator and a TR320 compact tracked loader. CASE dealer Warwick Ward, who have a strong customer base in this sector also had a stand at the show.

In Germany CASE took part in the Nordbau fair in Neumunster with dealers BAUMAG and HBM Hamburger Baumaschinen. The company also had a presence at the GaLaBau fair. French dealer SBMTP showed a range of CASE equipment at the ARTIBAT 2016 construction exhibition at Rennes. This was the major event for construction in the greater Western region of France.

CASE dealer Titan Machinery Bulgaria represented the company at the Stroma Expo this month and at the Plovdiv fair.

In the Nordic countries our Finnish dealer Fintractor showed crawler excavators, backhoe loaders, skid steers and wheel loaders at the FinnMetko fair. In Norway CASE equipment was present at the Anleggstreff Våler show with KNA Varna and at Dyrskuen Seljord with A-K Maskiner. In Sweden CASE display was present at Entreprenad Live in Goteborg with Andresen Maskin.

In the Netherlands CASE dealer Schmidt represented the company at the Agrotechniek Biddinghuizen.

There were plenty of dealer events this month, including the Performance Days events in France with TP Partners. A demo day was also held at LÍŠEŇ in the Czech republic, with CASE dealer Agri CS.

The popular CASE Rodeo continued to attract operators from across the region and this month there were Rodeo events in Hungary at the Babolna fair, at an Open House in Hornslet, Denmark, and in Belgium at the premises of CASE dealer Dannemark.

There was also a round of the Rodeo at an Open House in Sicily, with dealer Trinacria and German dealer Bruns held a round of the competition at the opening of its subsidiary branch. The European final of the CASE Rodeo will be held at the CASE Customer Centre in Monthyon, Paris, on the week-end of the 15th of October.

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