McCormack Demolition, based near Belfast, Northern Ireland, has just taken receipt of the first Stage V CASE machine sold in Ireland. The CASE CX90D excavator was prepared and sold by CASE dealer Cowan Bros NI Ltd, also based near Belfast.
The CASE CX90D excavator will be used on demolition sites across Ireland and mainland UK. It was the versatility of the machine, along with the cleaner engine, that pulled McCormack Demolition to this particular model.
“The CASE CX90D will be used in all types of demolition projects, from large rural sites to inner-city locations,” explains Eamon Deery, Contracts Manager at McCormack Demolition. “Its compact size means that it can work inside buildings to dismantle sections that the bigger equipment can’t reach. Some sites, especially those in city centres, have extremely challenging access issues and we need machines that are able to manoeuvre in these tight spaces.”
Andrew Mawhinney, Sales Representative, Cowan Bros, explains why the dealership was keen to work with Deery’s team: “McCormack Demolition is a respected and well-established business in our local area. We have worked with the team for a number of years, providing servicing and engine refurbishment on some of their older CASE machines. We knew that the CX90D would be the perfect fit with their existing fleet and we adapted the machine specifically for McCormack’s needs, fitting extra demolition guards and rotation circuits to make it fit for purpose in these tricky demolition tasks.”
“Our operators are really pleased with the machine already,” stresses Deery. “Having purchased larger CASE excavators some years back, we were already aware of the high quality of CASE equipment but the new CX90D takes this to another level. In particular, we are impressed with the ease of operation and the comfort inside the cab.
“The Stage V engine future-proofs our fleet for inner-city projects where air emission legislation is getting tougher. We need to use heavy equipment to get the job done but now we can do that while creating as little environmental impact as possible.”
“The Yanmar Stage V engine meets the new requirements, but we wanted to deliver more than compliance,” says Alain de Nanteuil, Product Director, General Construction, CASE Construction Equipment Europe. “This engine delivers 20% more power than the previous model but actually uses 4.5% less diesel. Particulate matter has been reduced by 40% with the introduction of the diesel particulate filter (DPF), but we have been careful that the changes have no impact on the operator. The filter is self-cleaning and will have no impact on the operator’s working day.”
“Another huge benefit for the operator is the best-in-class noise levels of only 69dB inside the cab,” continues de Nanteuil. “We have maintained the low noise levels with this new engine but we’ve also made the engine more pleasing to the ear thanks to the different sound frequencies generated by the engine. We have also added a large, latest generation, multifunction monitor which gives operators more control than ever, helping them to get the job done more efficiently.
“We’ve always considered operator comfort as one of the key features of our heavy line range, and this is something that we will continue to focus on as we introduce further Stage V models to the fleet.”