CASE Construction Equipment made a big impression at the BAUMA 2016 exhibition, attracting a high number of visitors from all continents on its stand throughout the week.
The layout of the stand reflected the brand’s focus on the customers, making it easy for visitors to find the offer for their business in the display organised by sector: Urban Construction, Infrastructure, Quarrying and Recycling. CASE machines and Iveco vehicles where shown together to highlight how the two lines provide a complete solution for construction businesses.
The CASE Europe Africa Middle East team was on the stand throughout the show to welcome customers from across the region and discuss their requirements. The Service and Parts teams and CNH Industrial Capital were also available to explain all the ways the brand is able to support customers in partnership with its dealers, providing complete business solutions that include tailored financing packages, extended warranty, planned maintenance programmes, competitive cost of ownership, and efficient parts and technical service.
The brand showcased its full line of equipment and services, complemented by Iveco vehicles for the construction industry, on its 3,216 square metre stand. At the show CASE unveiled new D Series crawler excavator models, the 580ST backhoe loader featuring the new backhoe boom and loader arm, new features for the CASE® SiteWatchTM and CASE® SiteControlTM systems, and new plug-and-play attachments optimized for its compact wheel loaders.
A team of dancers and acrobats provided entertainment and led visitors into the heart of the CASE stand, where they performed with three machines.
A full, immersive CASE experience
Following its successful introduction at Intermat 2015, CASE offered once again its stand experience app, which led visitors on a guided tour, providing access to multimedia material on the products and services on display as they walked around the stand.
An excavator simulator provided visitors the opportunity to experience what it is like to operate a CASE machine. This proved to be a big attraction, with over 750 visitors proving themselves in the driving simulator contest that challenged participants to uncover the CASE logo against the clock, rewarding every day’s fastest operator with an action camera.
The brand also organized a twice-daily shuttle to a gravel pit located in the nearby village of Aschheim, where it offered test drives on the latest CASE products for aggregates applications. This activity was very successful, attracting a total of over 250 visitors from around the world, of which more than 160 from Europe and around 35 from Africa and the Middle East. All appreciated the opportunity to see and test drive the machines in a real work situation.
CASE graders win Diesel Progress Excellence in Equipment Engineering award
The CASE 856C grader won the Diesel Progress Excellence in Equipment Engineering Award in the Graders category. The award, which is organised by Diesel Progress magazine and ZF, recognises the achievements in engineering and design of engine-powered machinery.
New technologies expand the CASE® Site Solutions offering
CASE further expanded the offering in its CASE SiteControl™ range with the new RTK+ correction signal delivered via GSM. This service is delivered by a high-density RTK network of over 500 base stations owned by CNH Industrial. This enables the customer to work almost anywhere without the need for a fixed base station for the RTK correction signals. This is the biggest network in the market, and it uses the very latest technology with consequent unique benefits. The signal is more stable and accurate: if one of the base stations slips out of service, another one takes over without disrupting the signal or affecting its accuracy. The server calculates a specific set of correction data for the location of the machine at the time, guaranteeing full accuracy independently of its distance from the base station. The correction is delivered through multiple formats to ensure the best compatibility with any type of equipment such as dozers, graders and excavators from many brands.
CASE also unveiled the upgraded user interface of its SiteWatch™ telematics portal, which has been redesigned using the latest web development technologies to improve navigation, add a new maintenance forecasting functionality – a first in the market – and other features facilitating fleet management.
New attachments for CASE compact wheel loaders
CASE introduced at the show new plug-and-play optimised attachments to perfectly match the performance of its compact wheel loaders: the Snow Line, which includes a snow blower, snow plough, U-snow plough and an angle broom; and the Road Line with an angle broom, pick-up broom and asphalt planer.
This is the latest step in the brand’s vision for its compact wheel loader range as a pure tool carrier. In the evolution of this range, the brand has developed specific features for the management of powered attachments, such as 3rd and 4th function, creep speed, High Flow and all-in-one joystick, so that these machines can fulfill their vocation as pure tool carriers. It now taken this further by working with selected partners to develop lines of new plug-and-play attachments optimised to perfectly match its compact wheel loaders’ performance.
New products expand and upgrade the CASE crawler excavator and backhoe loader offering
CASE unveiled five new models in the D Series crawler excavator range – the CX130D, CX160D and CX180D in the medium range and the CX490D and CX500D heavy models. CASE also introduced a new backhoe design with in-line cylinder geometry and inner Extendahoe on its 580ST model.
Iveco vehicles for the construction industry
Also on display were Iveco vehicles for the construction industry: the medium-weight New Eurocargo 4x4 on its first public appearance, the 7.2-ton Daily 4x4 and, in the heavy-duty segment, the Trakker 6x6 and Astra HD9 8x6.