Electric models amongst new CASE D-Series range

CASE Construction Equipment has unveiled the manufacturer’s new mini-excavator D-Series range in Europe, featuring 20 models from one to six-tonne, including two electric options.

The two electric models, which will be available from Q1 2023, are in the 1-3-tonne ranges, supporting customers on sites with demanding emissions controls and noise constraints.

“Mini-excavators are a high-growth segment and account for nearly half of all European machine sales,” said Egidio Galano, director, construction equipment product management Europe, CNH Industrial.

“And with manufacturing based in Italy to supply the entire European market, we are proud to produce where we sell. European production enables the first D-Series machines to ship and be on customers’ jobsites from the third quarter of 2022.

“One primary benefit of this extensive line-up is versatility, tailor-making a solution to all customer needs, whether that’s different sizes for sites with restricted access or to take advantage of the huge range of attachments.”

The D-Series includes features such as a zero tail-swing and two-piece booms available across the entire range, and hydraulic and mechanical quick couplers. Users can customise each machine, with options ranging from basic configurations to premium feature-loaded models. Additional features found in all models are the electro-hydraulic controls, hydraulic settings, a load-sensing electronic pump, and flow-sharing control valves.

The CX15EV is the first of the electric models. This 1.3-tonne machine has a 16kW electric engine with a 21.5kWh battery that can be recharged in less than two hours with an external fast recharger, CASE explained.

Inside the cab, operators benefit from automatic air conditioning and heating, as well as quick couplers that allow fast change-of-use. The customisable electro-hydraulic controls and digital cluster with AUX1, AUX2 and AUX3 flow settings are said to provide a high degree of customisation to individual working patterns and control over workflow.

CASE added that the boom, right-front hood and cab-front running lights, cab’s courtesy light, fabric seat that features optional pneumatic suspension and heating, plus optional suspended joysticks, are all designed for operator comfort and safety. There are optional anti-theft features, rear-view camera and cab-rear additional working lights.