Case adds minimum swing excavator to D Series lineup

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Designed to provide ample digging and lifting power in a small footprint, CASE Construction Equipment’s new CX145D SR excavator features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement.

The minimum-swing radius excavator, part of the company’s D Series lineup, is a highly manoeuverable and powerful excavator that is easy to transport. 

Its small footprint makes the machine ideal for restricted jobsite conditions, such as road and bridge work, utilities, urban construction and landscaping applications. 

With an operating weight of 32,100 lbs. and a 102 hp Tier 4 Final engine, the CX145D SR offers bucket digging forces up to 21,400 foot-pounds and lift capacities up to 21,350 lbs. 

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Options include a dozer blade configuration as well as the choice between either steel or rubber tracks, depending on operating conditions and jobsite requirements. 

D Series models offer more standard features than previous CASE excavators, simplifying the buying process and making them operator friendly.   

Maintenance free excavator

The CASE CX145D SR excavator meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards through an innovative combination of selective catalytic reduction (SCR), cooled gas exhaust recirculation (CEGR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) technologies. 

Speed, power and efficiency 

Faster cycle times are achieved through a new electronically-controlled pump, a larger control valve and multiple sensors. 

These features enhance the CASE Intelligent Hydraulic System and its four integrated control systems to make the best use of the machine’s hydraulic power and momentum, resulting in added strength and fuel efficiency.

The CASE Intelligent Hydraulic System is comprised of the Boom Economy Control (BEC), which reduces rpms by using gravity during boom down and swing; Auto Economy Control (AEC), which lowers rpms during idle and automatically shuts down the engine after a preset idle time; Swing Relief Control (SWC), which reduces hydraulic power at the swing start; and Spool Stroke Control (SSC), which adjusts hydraulic pressure during digs. 

The Intelligent Hydraulic System actively manages hydraulic power throughout lift, dump, dig and curl movements to maximize speed and efficiency. At the same time, it reduces fuel consumption by minimizing unnecessary hydraulic flow. 

Feature standardization 

CASE D Series excavators now offer more standard features than any previous CASE crawler excavator. The features include Free Swing for improved craning, laying or lifting of offset loads; oil sample ports for quick sampling of engine and hydraulic oils; and an easy pattern selector for the operator’s preference of ISO or SAE controls. 

Comfortable cab

The CX145D SR features a spacious cab, advanced visibility and a standard fully-adjustable heated air-ride seat. Also included are ergonomic multifunctional controls and a pressurized, viscous-mounted cab that reduces noise and vibration. 

A standard Bluetooth radio gives operators hands-free functionality. As well, a standard rear-view and side-view camera that feed a 7-in. widescreen monitor. The screen also provides operators with real-time access to important performance parameters, including fuel consumption, operating hours and machine information. 

New Lighting Package

Each D Series machine is available with a new, optional LED working light package that provides illumination. The lights are three-times brighter than halogen lamps.