Case adds Pilot Control to N Series backhoe loaders

Case’s N Series backhoe loaders now feature the company’s all-new Pilot Control hydraulic system.

The new addition to the machines aims to improve precision and smoothness by allowing the operator more control in critical applications. Improvements have also been made to the hydraulic system in order to reduce cab noise for greater operator comfort.

Pilot Control is one of several new features added to Case’s N Series backhoe loaders.

The fuel economy package, which was previously optional, is now standard. This includes eco mode switches for both the loader and backhoe functions, which allows for greater fuel savings, while providing and optimal power.

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The package also includes the auto engine idle feature, which brings engine rpms down to idle when the backhoe controls are not used for a set period of time. The engine also shutdowns if the machine idles for a set period of time. Both auto engine idle and shutdown have adjustable settings to customize the timing to the operators’ style and preference.

Engine protection shutdown is another new feature standard on the machines. The shutdown mode turns the engine off if temperature, drivetrain fluid temperature or engine oil pressure go out of normal operating range.

Other enhancements added to the product line, include:

  • Electrical system features — including a battery disconnect switch and jumpstart terminal — are now standard on all N Series backhoes.
  • A drivetrain update for improved roading and grading, as well as more pushing power under load and greater acceleration around jobsites.
  • New externally adjustable Extendahoe wear pads that allow for easier maintenance while keeping tight tolerances, reducing strain and wear on components.

In addition to the new standard features, many new factory options are now available, including: a new LED adjustable light option that includes four front, four rear and two sidelights.

As well, a bolt-on chaff screen attaches over the standard front grill, protecting the engine compartment and cooling package from finer airborne debris. New bolt-on front fenders that help protect the machine and operator from water, mud, dirt and debris while travelling off-road, are also optional.

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