Case Construction Equipment has released a commemorative die cast model of the Team Rubicon disaster response SV340 skid steer loader.
Case has created a limited number of the 1:16 scale die cast SV340 skid steer loader, nicknamed The Beast by Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operators.
Introduced for the first time at ConExpo/Con-Agg 2017, the CASE/Team Rubicon SV340 disaster response skid steer has responded to numerous disasters throughout the United Sates – including the Hurricane Harvey recovery and the recent wildfire cleanup in the Western United States. As well, the skid steer loader has been deployed to service projects in states such as Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.
A portion of the proceeds from each model sale will aid Team Rubicon’s mission and efforts. The limited-edition model can be purchased through the Case website here.
Team Rubicon matches the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
The organization is comprised of more than 80,000 volunteers and has responded to more than 275 disasters across the world since 2010. Case provides Team Rubicon with equipment for disaster response, community service and training events throughout the US as part of a partnership that kicked off in 2015.
“A great deal of the heritage of the construction industry is told through die cast models collected through the years,” said Mike Marchand, vice president of Case Construction Equipment for North America “This model ensures that this partnership and the great work achieved in community improvement and skills training of our veterans will be honored and remembered.”
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The Team Rubicon Disaster Response SV340 features a guarding package that includes a heavy-duty bumper, rear grille guard, sweeps with a centre screen, front light guards, side window guards and intake screens. As well, 10 LED lights have been added for extreme visibility and work zone awareness, and a four-corner strobe kit has been integrated into a custom roof rack.
The custom roof rack is built to hold a shovel and a demolition axe, a Stihl chainsaw and features recovery straps and rigging. The machine also includes a sleek grey finish and high-visibility safety paint accents.