Case’s new compact roller series features a redesigned operator interface

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Case Construction Equipment has introduced its new E Series compact roller series, which replace the manufacturer’s entire previous line of machines. 

The rollers are available in both double drum and combination configurations. The compact rollers are designed for working around tight quarters, curbs, structures and other obstacles.

Designed with a high curb clearance, no overhangs and a narrow drum width ranging from 1 metre to 1.4 metres, depending on the model, the Case E Series compact rollers are ideal for small and mid-size compaction applications, like driveways, walking paths, commercial developments and around existing structures.

The E Series includes seven models and replaces Case’s entire previous compact vibratory roller line. 

The main machine enhancement is a completely redesigned operator interface for intuitive operation and improved ergonomics.

The rollers include new control features, such as an electronic travel lever with an extended range of functions right at the operator’s fingertips, including rpm settings, drive settings, sprinkler system controls and parking brake. As well, an automated sprinkling system reduces water use when the machine is in neutral.

A new operation mode selector allows the operator to select between three modes — loading, working and transport — in order to maximize machine performance and fuel efficiency. 

Operators are also able to choose between two drive settings; soft drive that delivers a smooth ride during asphalt compaction applications, and an optional hard drive setting that allows the operator to make swift turns, similar to a machine with a mechanical lever. An optional rear differential lock function is available on combination models.

E Series rollers feature an iso-mounted operator platform that minimizes vibration and reduces operator fatigue. A standard lateral-sliding seat provides operators with superior visibility to the drum edges on both sides of the machine.

The new compact roller models include:

  • DV23E double drum roller: (33.5 hp, 2,231 kg).
  • DV23CE combination roller: (33.5 hp, 2,086 kg).
  • DV26E double drum: (33.5 hp, 2,467 kg).
  • DV26CE combination roller: (33.5 hp, 2,350 kg).
  • DV36E double drum: (43.9 hp, 3,760 kg).
  • DV45E double drum: (43.9 hp, 4,690 kg).
  • DV45CE combination roller: (43.9 hp, 4,318 kg).

The compact rollers deliver high centrifugal forces and frequencies at lower rpms, which improves fuel efficiency. As well, selectable dual vibration frequencies further improve productivity and allow operators to dial the machine in to meet the specific compaction needs of the job.

Operators can also choose between either automatic or manual vibration to meet their preference and to help avoid damage to the asphalt during starts and stops, while the offset tapered drums reduce asphalt tearing during operation around curves. 

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The compact rollers come standard with a pressurized water system to ensure all-day water supply and consistent water spray to the drums.

E Series rollers are compatible with the Case ACE Force intelligent compaction system — a technology designed to improve compaction quality while requiring fewer passes to reach target specs. This results in savings of time, fuel costs and machine maintenance, as well as avoiding pitfalls related to under- or over-compaction. Ace Force also generates reports for applications where exacting specifications and records of compaction performance are required.

The new E series rollers are designed for groundline serviceability. All fluid ports, drains and service checkpoints are grouped on one side of the machine for simplified maintenance.