CASE Construction Equipment  recently launched its brand new Construction King Super T Series loader backhoes at construction equipment exhibition ACE Expo. The exhibition took place from 26th to 28th February at Melbourne’s Sandown Racecourse.

As parts of the country prepare to rebuild following recent destructive weather events, earthmovers and civil contractors anticipate high demand for their services and will be looking to extract maximum productivity from their equipment. The new series of Construction King loader backhoes promises to have improved productivity, lower running costs and faster operation.

Blake Irwin, Case Product Manager explained, “With the launch of this new series, the famous Case Construction King name is back and it signifies a return to the kind of innovation that saw Case introduce the world’s first backhoe in 1957.”

Case ST Series loader backhoes provide customers with the opportunity to specify a machine that is right for their operation, with a choice of Powershift and Powershuttle transmissions, pilot and mechanical backhoe controls.

Since the original introduction of the Construction King in 1957, CASE Construction has continued to innovate, with the development of an extending dipper, and offer Ride Control. CASE also provided a Powershift transmission on loader backhoes.

The Construction King range takes loader backhoe performance to a new level, reducing costs for customers and boosting productivity.

“As with all our equipment, the Case backhoe cab is incredibly comfortable. Fully adjustable control lever towers and a suspension seat with adjustable lumbar support as standard provide a comfortable working position and internal noise levels are just 77 dB(A),” said Blake. “All four cab windows can be fully opened for improved ventilation and the rear screen can be tilted up to provide a clear view to the working area.”

Load sensing hydraulics ensures that power is available on demand, contributing to up to 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and lower engine noise levels.

Overlapping backhoe boom cylinders provide a transport height under 3.5 metres and a slim boom profile for improved visibility.

The outer dipper section of the Extendahoe is powered by a sturdy hydraulic cylinder and the curved main boom profile ensures easy truck loading and improved digging ability. Boom and swing cylinders come with standard end stroke cushioning to prolong component life and reduce fatigue for the operator.

Additional features offered with Construction King Super T Series loader backhoes:

  • Large 145 litre fuel tank and 10 per cent lower fuel consumption
  • Standard handling kit comprises a safe lifting hook with hose burst valves on boom and dipper cylinders with an overload warning device
  • Stabiliser legs supplied with safety hose burst valves and rubber pads on the legs can be used to prevent damage to the working area
  • Daily check and fill points accessible from ground level, reducing daily maintenance and cutting downtime
  • New power braking system as standard ensures better braking efficiency
Common rail engines are now standard across the complete ST range. The Case Electronic Service Tool (EST) can be used with the common rail engines to rapidly diagnose any faults, reducing repair times.