Case Construction Equipment is expanding its mini excavator lineup with the addition of two electric machines.
Each machine complements the existing C Series mini excavators giving Case one of the industry’s most diverse and robust product offerings ranging from 1.5 to 6 tonnes.
“Electric to diesel, true zero to conventional tailswing, cab to canopy, Case now offers a full range of mini excavators to match any need and operator preference, including the ability to access any construction or landscaping site,” said Brad Mace, Product Manager for Case Construction Equipment.
“Each machine is built with premium features and performance that empower the operator to succeed in the types of jobsites and environments they work in, whether that’s utility work indoors that requires a zero emissions machine, or production-level trenching on a commercial development.”
The new two electric machines include the CX15EV and the CX25EV. The CX15EV is available now, while the CX25EV will be available later in 2023.
The CX15EV is a 1,445 kg mini excavator powered by a 21 hp electric motor. The CX25EV is a 2,190 kg mini excavator running with a 27 hp electric motor.
The lithium-ion battery featured in both machines is charged either by the 110V/220V on-board charger, or via an external rapid charger that can have the machine charged within about 90 minutes.
Depending on the type of work, both electric mini excavators will provide enough power to work through a full eight-hour day. All while delivering the core benefits of electrified construction equipment, such as no emissions, reduced noise and less lifetime maintenance thanks to the elimination of the diesel engine.
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“Mini excavators are ideal for electrification because they go through varied work cycles throughout the day,” Mace said. “Between access to power and the fast-charging capabilities of the machine with both on-board and external technologies, these machines deliver excellent runtimes and are sure to be ready to take on any task.”
Both electric mini excavators are equipped with a standard colour LCD monitor that delivers easy access to battery information, machine settings and work modes. It also features an electronic pattern changer for switching between ISO and SAE patterns, customizable hydraulic proportional controls and auxiliary hydraulics to let the operator dial the machine into their preferences.
Three work modes
Each machine features three work modes — Power, Standard and Economy — that match electric motor speed to the task at hand. As well, the ability to adjust the sensitivity of the controls allows the operator to control the feel and performance of the machine. This can be done through one of three pre-sets (Precision, Normal or Productivity), or an Individual setting that allows the operator to select specific responsiveness for six different bucket and boom actions, as well as swing, travel and blade functions.
A load-sensing hydraulic system further delivers smooth and powerful performance that allows the operator to dial the machine into each task.
“Our focus is on delivering a complete operator experience, even in some of the smallest machines we manufacture, and that attention to detail and operator satisfaction is built into each one of these battery powered units,” Mace said. “Another area where we’ve showcased this is in the ability of these electrical units as attachment platforms.”
Both machines feature standard 1-way/2-way hydraulics with an electronic detent hold to reduce operator fatigue, and an optional second auxiliary circuit (2-way only) can be added for more hydraulic options.
The LCD monitor allows flow settings to be set and stored for up to five attachments for convenience and confidence when switching between attachments.
Case also focused on connectivity with the new electrified mini excavators, making SiteWatch telematics standard on each machine for optimal visibility into machine performance, and greater collaborative fleet management with the local Case dealer.
Each model can be outfitted with precision construction technologies to further improve productivity and digging quality.
“These are full featured, fully electric powerhouses built for work in all environments and operations, and operators will recognize that quality when they sit at the controls and dig in,” Mace said.