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Case Launches B Series Motorgraders

Thu June 09, 2011 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Case Construction Equipment recently launched the first model in its new B Series motorgrader product line — 865B VHP (variable horsepower).

The Case 865B VHP motorgrader features a Case 6.7-L engine with triple horsepower ranges to match the power requirements of various applications and deliver optimum fuel efficiency.

The motorgrader features a forward-mounted articulation joint and rear-mounted cab, giving operators a commanding view of the complete moldboard and ground-engaging equipment. The spacious new cab offers improved control layout, while maintaining the traditional 9-lever motor grader controls preferred by most operators.

“Case has designed the B Series motorgrader line to provide superior operator control, visibility and comfort,” said Tim O’Brien, Case marketing manager. “For example, the new hydraulic control valve on the 865 VHP is designed specifically for grading applications, giving operators more accurate control and better feel for the work being performed.”

The Case 865B motorgrader operates across a range of 178 to 205 net hp (133 to 153 kW). It has an operating weight of 35,993 lb. (16,326 kg) and a standard 13-ft.-wide (3.96 m) moldboard. The 865B also is available with a 12-ft.-wide (3.65 m) or 14-ft.-wide (4.27 m) moldboard. Blade pitch positions range from 42 to 87 degrees, with maximum blade shift of 27 in. (68.6 cm) to the right and 21 in. (53.3 cm) to the left. Maximum ground penetration is 28 in. (71.1 cm). A direct drive transmission provides eight forward and four reverse gears.

The Case circle design, with outer-facing gear teeth, improves operations and serviceability, maintains gear power and increases the life of circle drive components. A multi-radius, involute moldboard lets the Case 865B VHP motorgrader move more material with less horsepower and less fuel, according to the manufacturer.


Operator Controls, Information Displays

O’Brien also noted the new low-effort grader control levers on the B Series machines.

“Operators will find the Case 865B motorgrader easier to operate and control precisely, and they will enjoy working in a large, comfortable cab. The controls are positioned within easy reach, and the cab position provides the best view to the blade and other ground-engaging equipment,” O’Brien said.

Exterior lighting options provide night-time operations for snow-plowing, dozing and grading. A new instrument cluster displays critical engine and fluid temperatures, and 28 machine functions.

Easy to Maintain

The B Series motorgraders feature a flip-up hood for easy engine compartment access. The machine design also incorporates ground-level access to daily service checkpoints for quick and efficient maintenance.

Available attachments for the Case 865B VHP motorgrader include a scarifier, push block, rear ripper, dozer blade and front-mounted counterweight.

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