Case launches new D Series mini excavators

case d series mini excavator

Case has introduced the first mini excavator in its new D Series line. 

The diesel-powered, true zero tailswing 4.2 tonne CX42D is the first model in the new series. Complementing the existing C Series mini excavators, the CX42D gives Case a broad reach into core weight classes that are in high demand. 

“The CX42D exists in a critical industry weight class between four and five metric tons that we did not previously have machines,” said Brad Mace, Product Manager for Case Construction Equipment.

“This ensures that we have a total fleet of solutions to deliver to contractors and business owners and allows us to bring the next level of premium mini excavator performance to the market.” 

The CX42D includes a standard two-way blade with float to improve backfilling and grading operations, while an optional six-way blade improves upon those capabilities.

While the zero tailswing design provides excellent access to tight locations, additional counterweights can be added for further balance and confidence. 

The standard two-speed travel with automatic shift down improves performance when tracking/carrying up hill. Standard multifunction (one-way/two-way) hydraulics and a standard second, two-way auxiliary circuit enhance performance. As well, an optional third auxiliary circuit is available. 

Each machine comes standard with a thumb bracket and can be ordered from the factory with an optional thumb. 

Mini excavator options

Additional options include a mulcher package and a direct drain for equipment requiring drainage to the tank without back pressure. Two different coupler options are available from the factory for meeting operator attachment and bucket preferences, including a hydraulic quick coupler, mechanical quick coupler and a standard pin-on-bucket. 

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“Mini excavators are continuously underrated as attachment platforms, and the new CASE D Series models are built to prove they can deliver excellent multipurpose capabilities,” Mace said.

“And we give them the ability to set up and save parameters for nine different attachments, and customize the flow based on tool type for optimal performance and operator experience.” 

Case mini excavator cab

The mini excavator cab is designed to deliver an automotive-style experience. The machine features excellent control adjustability, and clear visibility down to working areas with large glass and an intelligent structural design of the machine. 

A large, 18-cm LCD monitor with a navigation wheel mounted near the joystick gives operators access to critical machine information and controls without having to reach to the screen.

As well, the screen allows operators to select working modes (Power, Standard or Economy), and customize hydraulic proportional controls and auxiliary hydraulics for optimal performance. 

Additional CASE D Series mini excavators will be introduced in 2024