CASE Construction Equipment offers a wide range of equipment for the waste and recycling sector in Europe, which it showcased at the bauma 2016 exhibition. The lineup on the stand’s area dedicated to recycling applications included a CX290D crawler excavator in Material Handling configuration, two F Series wheel loaders and a versatile SV280 skid steer loader. The CASE offering for this sector also includes dozers with Paladin landfill guards specifically designed for the 1650M and 2050M.
Crawler excavators purpose built for waste and recycling
CASE offers the new CX290D MH that is specifically designed for material handling applications. This machine offers the versatility, performance and durability required in the harsh conditions typical of this sector. A heavier counterweight ensures maximum stability and a host of safety features enable the operator to work with confidence.
In addition, a range of front guards is available for the full CASE crawler excavator lineup: from mesh-type front grille guards to bar-type front stone guards certified to OPG 2 level, they offer the best protection for the operator.
Wheel loaders designed for recycling’s harsh environments
The wheel loader on display in the Recycling area of the CASE stand, the 721F in Waste Handler configuration, is one of two models that has been designed specifically for use in harsh environments such as the waste and recycling management sectors (the other is the 621F WH). They feature CASE’s HI-eSCR technology that doesn’t require EGR or a particulate filter. This unique design that only uses built-for-life-components is maintenance free and fuel efficient. This solution has the additional advantage of safety near flammable materials, as the exhaust’s maximum temperature is 200 C lower than it would be with a DPF. This is particularly useful when doing jobs such as handling materials in wood recycling centers.
Another feature that is extremely valuable in waste handling applications is the CASE Heavy Duty Cooling option, which prevents clogging of the radiator. An extra thin inlet grille stops bigger particles; sealed radiator covers guarantee the cooling air is 100% filtered; and the wide core radiators increase the self-cleaning performance of the reversible fan.
Skid steer loaders fit for waste and recycling applications
CASE skid steer loaders such as the SV280 on display at bauma can be tailored to the demanding requirements of this sector with a range of options and accessories specifically conceived for waste and recycling applications. These include a variety of protections against the tough conditions typical of this sector: a heavy-duty reinforced metal rear door, a metal bezel to protect the front and side lights, boom cylinder protections and FOPS Level 2. Additional counterweights are available to increase lifting capacity ensuring excellent stability in all conditions. Solid tires reduce the risk of tread damage, offer greater lift capacity and increased stability than standard pneumatic tires, and they last up to three times longer. A highly resistant reinforced polycarbonate front door protects the operator from falling objects and ensures sealing and cab pressurization to prevent the ingress of dust and contaminants in the air.
Dozers equipped with first-class landfill guards
The CASE 1650M and 2050M dozers are available with a complete kit of landfill guards specifically designed for them by Paladin – a leading manufacturer of attachments. They include a trash rack for the dozer blade and counterweights to offset the additional weight of the rack. Front and rear striker bars sweep debris from the tracks when reversing and pushing respectively, while final drive seal guards protect the final drive seal and create pathways for debris to travel away from the seals. Together with a variety of protections, such as an additional tank guard with rub rails to protect side doors and fenders, the heavy-duty radiator grille and the lift cylinder guards, these features enable the machine to work in the toughest waste and landfill environments.