When civil contracting company Fulton Hogan needed a new skid steer loader for road repairs, it chose a Case 440 skid steer loader from CASE Construction Equipment for its power and reputation for reliability.

Gerard Killick, Fulton Hogan’s Divisional Manager Surfacing said “We wanted to use the 440 with a road profiler, which is very demanding– in fact, that’s about as tough as it gets for a skid steer. We needed to be sure the machine we chose would be up to the task, so we were looking for the ability to get parts on request at short notice and a machine with a strong track record of performance and reliability. Case’s solid steel construction and powerful engine mean we get the strength and pushing power of a large machine in the body of a small, manoeuvrable machine.”

Ray Yamak, Case Victoria Sales Manager said “The 440 is so powerful, it’s more like a small dozer than a skid steer. Most other companies don’t offer the same heavy duty reliability in a mid-size skid steer. These machines are solid steel and built tough.”

Thanks to its excellent manoeuvrability and tight turning circle the Case 440 skid steer loader is used for small or limited access areas of road repair work. To make the 440 skid steer loader as efficient as possible Fulton Hogan chose the high flow hydraulic kit option.

Fulton Hogan chose the Ride Control option and air conditioning on the 440 skid steer loader to provide safety and operator comfort.

The design of the 440 skid steer loader provides external access to all maintenance points, such as greasing the pins, making maintenance simple.

“Greasing the pins is easy for the operator, so it’s more likely it’ll get done,” said Ray. “Most of the pins are recessed, so they don’t get damaged, saving money on replacement pins and making them easier to maintain. Exposed pins have the greasing points on the inside.”

Another reason that Fulton Hogan chose the Case 440 skid steer loader is that visibility is an important element in operator safety. With the skid steer loader exceptional visibility is provided thanks to a reduced tower height and extra perforations in the cab screen that provide all round visibility, particularly to the bucket edge.

Fulton Hogan’s fleet includes two other Case skid steers, one 1844C and one 1845C. The traditional Case Power Tan colour has been replaced by Fulton Hogan’s company signature colour blue.