TechTalk: New Compact Wheel Loader Electro-Hydraulic Controls
CASE has made it easier than ever to dial in compact wheel loader performance with all-new electro-hydraulic controls that allow operators to dial in boom and bucket speeds independently to match the demands of the job. Inching and bucket metering have also been improved in this latest update from CASE.
New electro-hydraulic controls offer advanced bucket lift and tilt functionality, upgraded inching pedal and bucket metering for customizable machine response and precision control.
CASE Construction Equipment has upgraded its F Series compact wheel loader lineup with new adjustable electro-hydraulic controls. This added functionality allows operators to adjust the responsiveness of the lift and tilt bucket functions for improved control and efficiency on the jobsite.
Lift and tilt settings can now be adjusted with two new 3-way rocker switches (high, medium, low) mounted on the side console, allowing operators to adjust the responsiveness of the loader lift arms independently of the attachment tilt functions. These new programmable settings allow operators to program the machine’s response based on their personal preferences, or to better meet the demands of the job at hand.
The new electro-hydraulic controls also offer automated bucket metering functionality, providing operators more precise and consistent movement of the bucket edge while metering or sifting material into a truck or feed wagon.
A new E-inching pedal uses an electronically-controlled inching valve to provide greater response and more control in applications where the operator requires precise movements at slow speeds. The pedal has also been ergonomically positioned for improved operator comfort.
CASE F Series Compact Wheel Loaders
CASE Construction Equipment’s F Series compact wheel loaders provide operators with more reach, lift capacity, visibility and comfort compared to other light equipment. The F Series compact wheel loaders feature CASE’s proven maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution that requires no regeneration or related downtime. A compact frame and articulating rear axle provide stable lifting strength of over 8,300 pounds at full height.
Basic Operating Specs:
- 21F: Operating weight: 11,272 pounds (5,113 kg), Lift Capacity: 5,287 pounds (2,398 kg)
- 121F: Operating weight: 11,618 pounds (5,270 kg), Lift Capacity: 5,265 pounds (2,388 kg)
- 221F: Operating weight: 12,547 pounds (5,691 kg), Lift Capacity: 8,317 pounds (3,773 kg)
- 321F: Operating weight: 13,303 pounds (6,034 kg), Lift Capacity: 8,354 pounds (3,785 kg)
F Series compact wheel loaders offer multiple couplers and auxiliary hydraulics for increased attachment compatibility. Standard Z-bar linkage provides greater breakout force, while the XT linkage provides select models with parallel lift or bi-directional self-leveling when using forks and other lifting attachments for loading or lift-and-carry applications. Select models also offer optional high-speed axles which provide travel speeds up to 20.6 MPH (33.1 KPH).
Available options such as a deluxe cab, air-ride seat, Bluetooth radio and LED lights provide greater operator comfort for all day operation.