Case Construction Equipment B Series compact track and skid steer loaders includes five CTLs and eight skid steers spanning radial and vertical lift patterns, as well as numerous horsepower and size classes.
The B Series loaders feature a completely redesigned operator interface, including new left- and right-hand posts with simple ignition, push-button operation, easy throttle control, and intuitive switches for all core machine functions. Available are standard mechanical, mechanical hand-and-foot, and electro-hydraulic controls.
We put a Case B Series compact track loader to the test.
The loaders have 360-degree visibility, including a backup camera. An 8-inch LCD multifunction display includes the view from the backup camera in a split-screen display with machine data. The camera is operational in both forward and reverse.
The low entry threshold and large front window provide visibility to the front of the machine and down to the attachment. Large side windows and a large curved rear window allow for sight lines to the sides and the rear of the machine. Rear visibility is further aided by low-profile rear hoods, and an extremely low-profile H-Link on vertical-lift models that does not impede visibility to the rear.
Below is a walk-around video produced by Case, highlighting the EH controls.
Joysticks on electro-hydraulic models have been designed with a narrower, more comfortable grip, and closer switch layout and a smaller head size for easier operation. The electro-hydraulic pods on each joystick have also been made smaller to give the operator more legroom inside the machine.
Mechanically controlled models of the SR210B and larger models also feature servo-assisted joysticks for easier operation and less operator fatigue.
With the electro-hydraulic controls, operators can set total machine responsiveness to low, moderate, or aggressive, or independently set tilt, lift, and drive speed, as well as loader arm and drive control.
Creep Speed allows the operator to set machine speed at a consistent/slow “creep” while independently setting attachment speed via the throttle for optimal use of high-capacity hydraulic attachments such as cold planers and brooms.
The B Series feature engine shutdown, ignition timeout, and engine protection that extend the life and performance of the engine, battery, and other critical systems, according to the company.
All B Series models (except the SR160B) feature either a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) design with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) that requires no fluids or lifetime filter maintenance, or a CEGR design with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment (on 90 horsepower units) that also requires no lifetime filter maintenance. SCR units do require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
All regular service points and checks are grouped at the rear of the machine.