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Case Introduces 327B, 330B Tier III Articulated Trucks

Fri August 15, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Case 327B and 330B articulated trucks feature more horsepower, an ergonomically designed cab and a variety of service and maintenance features. These two Tier III-certified trucks also feature the same technology as the rest of the rugged Case 300 Series ADT line, such as an integrated differential, variable geometry turbocharger, auto warm-up system and self-diagnosed fluid-level checks.

“With the 327B and 330B models in the ADT lineup, Case customers have a complete range of innovative trucks to match their demanding applications,” said David Wolf, marketing manager of Case Construction Equipment.

The Tier III-certified, electronically controlled Case 10-L engines provide greater performance, efficiency and reduced emissions. The four-stroke, turbocharged, air-to-air cooled diesel engines utilize unit injectors that increase the pressure of fuel entering each cylinder, above and beyond the pressure coming off the common rail. The engines also feature a variable geometry turbocharger that provides an optimized air-to-fuel mixture for peak performance to move more material per hour.

“The engines on the Case 327B and 330B ADTs are more fuel efficient and are fully serviceable and under warranty through the Case dealer network,” Wolf said.

The fully adjustable, ergonomically designed operator environment provides comfort and visibility for increased productivity. A choice of automatic or manual modes eases operation.

Mounted directly under the center of the cab, the front driveline is equipped with a new front suspension system to absorb shocks from rough terrain and provide a more comfortable ride.

“The new front driveline features an integrated transmission-mounted differential that transfers power directly from the transmission to the front wheel ends,” Wolf said. “This eliminates a drive shaft and increases tractive effort to the front wheels, while reducing noise and vibration for greater operator comfort.”

In addition to the long, sloping hood design that offers enhanced forward visibility, the 327B and 330B also feature a floor-to-ceiling glass cab door, providing more visibility to the side. The upper window in the new glass door opens for ventilation while controlling dust entry into the cab.

Ease of Maintenance

“At Case, we emphasize ease of service and maintenance across all our product lines, so the operator spends more time on production — and the 327B and 330B ADTs are no exception,” Wolf said. “Along with the Case exclusive swing-out fenders and flip-forward hood, we have added a tilt cab that gives service technicians outstanding accessibility to the drivelines, transmission, hydraulic valves and lines, so preventative maintenance checks are completed with minimal effort.”

Maintenance checks are performed at ground level, with fluid sight glasses and access panels mounted on the hood. An automatic lubrication system continuously greases all lubrication points from a central distribution block.

The 327B and 330B models retain the wide frame and low dump body. The wider bottom of the bed provides a lower center of gravity and increased stability. This design provides room for the dump cylinders to be housed inside the frame, which protects them from the elements better than cylinders mounted outside the frame, according to the manufacturer.

“Case articulated trucks can pull through extreme soil and hilly conditions, which allows operators to work longer seasons and in bad weather,” Wolf said. “These machines make an excellent choice for the most demanding earth moving, site preparation, road building, quarry or batch plant applications.”

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