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Case 800 Series Motorgraders Deliver More Horsepower

Wed June 06, 2007 - National Edition
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Case Construction Equipment has upgraded its 800 Series motorgrader line to boost the performance, durability and reliability of its engines. The new Tier III-certified engines deliver a stronger throttle response at every rpm, improved cold-start capability and reduced noise, according to the manufacturer.

“As we’ve upgraded our motorgraders to meet Tier III certification standards, we’ve taken the opportunity to enhance other features on these machines,” said Dave Wolf, marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment.

The new engines on the 800 Series motorgraders are electronically controlled and fueled through a high-pressure common rail fuel-injection system. This provides responsive engine control, greater fuel efficiency and a cleaner burn.

Increased horsepower across the entire Case motorgrader line supplies additional power to meet the most demanding applications. The 845 dhp (dual horsepower) maintains the horsepower range required to meet the demands of fine-grading applications, while also providing an increase of 14 percent for tough conditions.

The 865 vhp (variable horsepower), the most popular machine in the Case motorgrader lineup, still incorporates all of the most recent enhancements to productivity while delivering an increased 205 net hp (153 kW).

Variable horsepower allows a range in horsepower to match the needs of the application at hand by delivering better traction control while maximizing fuel economy.

The largest Case motorgrader, the 885, takes advantage of the fully electronically controlled Cummins engine, providing increased power while meeting Tier III certification.

One-piece hoods provide complete access to the engine and cooling package while providing ground-line maintenance checks. Both batteries swing out for easy servicing and access, while fluid sight gauges simplify daily inspections. The temperature-controlled reversing fan purges materials from coolers, maintaining optimum operating temperatures.

Operator Comfort Enhanced

“We consistently find that a comfortable operator is a productive operator,” Wolf said. “That’s why our updates to the Case motorgraders include several enhancements to the cab and operator environment.”

Among other changes, the steering column is more adjustable to allow an even greater ability to match the operator’s preferences. Low-effort control levers are grouped closer together and extended for increased operator control.

All Case motorgraders are equipped with a front articulation joint that provides increased visibility to the moldboard.

For more information, visit www.casece.com.