Construction Equipment has launched its new Alpha Series line of skid steers,
introducing nine models. The company said that the new machines deliver
best-in-class horsepower and breakout force.
in the new Alpha Series skid steers range from 46hp (34kW) to 90hp (67kW), with
rated operating capacities ranging from 1,300lb (590kg) in the new class-size
SR130 to 3,000lb (1,360kg) in the SV300.
Series includes both radial-lift and vertical-lift models. The radial lift
machines (designated with an R in the model name), are engineered for digging,
prying and pushing, while the vertical lift models (designated with a V) are
designed for lift-and-carry applications. The Case Alpha Series includes six
radial-lift skid steers, the SR130, SR150, SR175, SR200, SR220 and SR250, and
three vertical-lift models, the SV185, SV250 and SV300.
visibility, operator comfort, climate management and operator controls define
the new Case Alpha Series machines, according to Case. The skid steer cabs are
25% larger—said by the company to be the widest in the industry. They feature
an ultra-narrow wire side-screen design that improves operator visibility and the
glass surface has been increased to provide 360° visibility.
spacious Alpha Series cabs are ideal for the long, hard days operators spend in
equipment,” said Case marketing manager Curtis Goettel. “An increase of 25%
makes a world of difference.” He added that test operators really appreciated
the extra room and improved visibility provided by the new design.
Alpha Series cabs also provide a superior climate management system, said the
company, and the sealed cab significantly reduces the amount of noise and dust.
“A comfortable environment helps the operator be more productive, which ultimately
improves the bottom line,” said Goettel.
Series models also feature larger fuel tanks. Thanks to improved fuel
efficiency and new 16- to 25.5US gallon (60.6 to 96.5liter) fuel tanks, Case
skids steers can run for eight to 10 hours without refueling, according to the
Power Stance chassis design features a longer wheelbase. This added stability
means that operators will be able to lift and haul more material, said Case. The
new Case skid steers feature a front/rear weight distribution of 30/70.
Combined with the longer wheel base, this keeps the center of gravity from
moving when the loader arms are raised, according to the company. “Productivity
with the Case Alpha Series improves because operators feel stable using their
machines,” said Goettel.
SR130 and SR150 skid steers are well-suited for rental customers, as well as
for landscaping applications, said Case. It said that they are easy to
transport with a trailer and have a low overall height at 75inches (1.9cm).
to filters and engine fluids makes maintenance on the Case Alpha Series models
a breeze, Goettel said. The regular maintenance points are grouped in one area
so operators do not need to walk around the machine to find specific service
side panel provides access to the engine oil filter and drain. Additionally,
the oil cooler and radiator tilt out for cleaning. “In Case operator clinics,
customers say easy access and ease of service translates into more uptime and
productivity,” Goettel said.
70 attachments are available, including augers, rakes, grapples, pallet forks,
brooms, dozer blades and hammers.