With demand for construction equipment continuing to grow throughout Wales, groundwork contractor J Mousley & Sons has expanded its fleet with the addition of two new CASE Construction Equipment crawler excavators, a CX80C and a CX130D from the new D Series range.
Based in St Clears, South Wales, J Mousley & Sons work in the construction, recycling, demolition, and agricultural sectors, with particular expertise in sports field drainage.
Established 40 years ago the company has been operating CASE machines for over 30 years. Besides these two new machines the company also operates several other CASE products which include: a CX16B mini; a CX35B mini; an 1840 skid steer; a CX135SR; a CX130B; a CX210; a CX250C; and an 821C wheeled loader.
The two new machines, were supplied by the local CASE Construction Equipment dealer Riverlea Limited, who are located in Whitland, Carmarthenshire and cover South West Wales.
Company owner Julian Mousley is extremely impressed with the dealer support and service he receives from Riverlea Ltd. “We have a very long standing relationship with Riverlea, and they always respond at a moment’s notice if required,” says Mr Mousley. “Operator comfort and smooth control also played a part in our desion to purchase these two new machines. These qualities are very important when our operators are working long hours.”
Paul Austin, construction sales manager at Riverlea Ltd advised Mr Mousley of the new technology now being used in these machines which will improve his fuel efficiency compared to his previous models. The benefits of this new technology will increase productivity and at the same time reduce operating costs. Other benefits include safe easy maintenance with ground level access to the service points, simplified diagnostics and easy cab cleaning.
Both machines feature Tier 4 Final engines to meet the new legislation. The CX80C with Tier 4 Final/Stage III, managed with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) system. The CX130D has aIer 4 Final/ tage IV engines and is also controlled with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), an after-treatment Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC). Exhaust gases in both machines are treated exclusively through chemical reactions, so no Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is required helping to further reduce costs.
Both the CX80C and the new CX130D also feature three different working modes (SP – Speed Priority, H - Heavy, and Auto) that help conserve energy and exert only as much power as needed to complete the job at hand.
Also standard to both machines is CASE’s Auto-Idle system. This saves fuel and cuts emissions by automatically reducing engine speed (up to 1200rpm) after five seconds of machine inactivity. It also automatically turns off the engine when the machine is not working for 5 minutes (adjustable). The advantages to the customer is a reduction in fuel consumption, postponed service intervals, and higher residual value because the machine accumulates less hours.
“With their excellent fuel efficiency, simple & safe servicing methods, high level of operator comfort and ease of operation, plus the great service we get from Riverlea,” says Mr Mousley, “we’ll certainly be buying CASE machines again!”