Productivity, reliability and profitability. These three words sum up the main qualities of the latest generation of CASE 921F XR wheel loader, which entered the Mauritian market at the end of 2022. Axess, our local dealer, delivered two units to Kolos Cement Ltd. Specially configured, these machines are used for the handling of raw materials, between the different storage airs, in ships and also in the cement manufacturer's warehouse located in the port area, Port Louis. These wheel loaders are special application with extended reach and high volume buckets delivering more tonnage per hour and significantly optimize the various production indicators.
"CASE brand equipment enjoys a very good reputation in the Mauritian market. Today, thanks to the quality of these machines and the expertise developed by our teams, the brand is positioned as a real challenger. It is no coincidence that Kolos, a company with which we have been working for several years now, has chosen to renew its trust in us. For us, this is a guarantee of quality and a recognition of our efforts to continuously improve our after-sales services. This bodes very well for 2023," says Jean-Marc Espitalier-Noël, “Business Unit Manager – AXESS HEAVY MACHINERY”.
Case Wheel Loader F-Series stands out first and foremost for its efficiency. Its 6.7-litre, 6-cylinder engine has been designed to combine fuel efficiency, reliability and, above all, power. Equipped with common rail multiple injection, the engine is mounted at the rear of the machine, which optimizes weight distribution and increases payload. Thanks to its ingenious design, CASE's optimal cubic cooling system offers high reliability. Installed between the cabin and the engine, away from the dust of the rear wheels, it is composed of five radiators placed in the shape of a cube. This ensures that each radiator receives only fresh air, thus keeping the coolant at a constant temperature. This solution allows intensive use of the machine in conditions marked by heat and dust, such as those prevailing inside Kolos' facilities.
In the cab, the operator benefits from optimal working conditions. The vibration level has been reduced thanks to the engine placement and injection system. The cabin is reinforced with rollover protection and against falling objects. The large glass surfaces and streamlined engine hood provide all-round visibility. In addition to facilitating driver manoeuvres, it also improves safety on site. The cabin also has an mechanical seat that has a high backrest and adjustable lumbar support, which greatly contributes to the comfort of the operator.
"We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Axess through the acquisition of the two CASE 921F XR Wheel Loaders. The loader we had before, also from the CASE brand, worked in difficult conditions and met all our expectations. We are convinced that the new, better equipped machines will be even more efficient. With the support of Axess, which we have enjoyed for several years, and a quality after-sales service, we have no doubt that we will further improve the efficiency of our operations," concludes Andy Thomas, Operations Manager, Kolos Ltd.