CASE Construction Equipment introduces the SV215E and SV217E single-drum vibratory rollers. These new models are built with the intention of offering fast and consistent soil compaction for varying lift ranges and material types.
According to the company, it was able to achieve this speed and consistency by engineering high centrifugal forces, standard dual amplitude and dual frequency capabilities.
Both rollers operate at 154 horsepower and weigh 33,420 and 36,500 pounds, with centrifugal forces up to 73,063 and 74,861 pounds. Also, each model is compatible with ACEforce intelligent compaction technology, which measures the absolute value of the bearing capacity of the compacted material.
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The introduction of these E-Series models brings CASE’s single-drum soil compaction lineup to five models. The lineup now ranges from 75 to 154 horsepower.
“Our focus is on providing the North American market with a full-line of soil compaction equipment that fits a variety of job site profiles and transportation needs,” says Jeremy Dulak, product manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “These new models add compaction power and performance at the higher end of the product line while retaining the versatility and compaction performance of CASE rollers — and we’re helping contractors complete compaction in fewer passes, even on deeper lifts.”
Control and stability on steep grades
CASE E-Series compactors feature a low centre of gravity, as well as an axle-free design. The axle-free design provides constant power to the wheels and drum through an electronic, self-adjusting torque-control system. Also, an automatic traction control featuring an HX drive propulsion system further assists with stability. This feature is optional on smooth drums and comes standard on padfoot models. Overall, CASE claims that this creates excellent stability and performance on grades up to 67 percent.
An oscillating, articulated, roller-joint maintains consistent drum-to-ground contact, and updates to drum design help reduce drift and promote constant compaction throughout rotations. Standard dual-frequencies and amplitudes, along with standard auto vibration-control, let the operator set compaction performance in relation to the type of material and depth of lift. According to CASE, this will help operators reach proper compaction in fewer passes, improving productivity and reducing strain on equipment.
A comfortable, intuitive office
Available in both cab and open ROPS configurations, CASE E-Series soil compactors feature a spacious, comfortable, intuitive operator environment. It features an adjustable seat that swivels up to 80 degrees. Also, the axle-free design allows the engine to sit lower, which made integration of a low rear hood possible. Thus, widening sight lines for the operator.
All primary machine information and controls are found in an LED display within the steering wheel of the machine. This display features three core interfaces—operation and performance, machine information and on-board diagnostics. Integrating the display into the steering wheel reduces the bulk of the dashboard. Therefore, this further improves visibility of the work area and centralizes all core machine information into one location.
According to CASE, both the SV215E and SV217E are designed for easy groundline serviceability. For example, a manual-lift hood provides easy access at ground level to all fluid ports, drains, service checkpoints and filters. Additionally, the cab can tilt forward, providing access to all primary hydraulic components. Each model is also available with optional CASE SiteWatch telematics to further enhance fleet management activities.
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Additional options include a leveling blade, padfoot shell kit (smooth drum models); pressurized cab with heat, ventilation, air conditioning and radio; traction tread tires, rotating beacon, backup camera and extra front work lights (smooth drum models).