Next Generation B Series Skid Steers Offer Big Breakout Forces
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Manufactured in Wichita, Kan., Case’s B Series skid steer loader lineup includes the SR160B (radial), SR175B (radial), SV185B (vertical), SR210B (radial), SR240B (radial), SR270B (radial), SV280B (vertical) and SV340B (vertical). All models feature a completely redesigned operator interface, including new left- and right-hand posts, simple ignition, push-button start, easy throttle control and intuitive switches for all core machine functions. Contractors may choose between standard mechanical, mechanical hand-and-foot and electro-hydraulic controls when specifying a machine. An all-new 8-in. LCD multi-function display with backup camera comes with all electro-hydraulic models, and it can be added to mechanical configurations for use with the backup camera and operational displays (but without the electro-hydraulic control capabilities). Electro-hydraulic models provide the additional simplicity of switching between ISO and H operating patterns with the simple push of a button.
The new 8-in. LCD multi-function display serves as the command center for the machine. It includes the industry’s only backup camera visible in a split screen display with machine data. The camera is operational in both forward and reverse and enhances the B Series’ industry-leading visibility with even greater jobsite perspective and awareness. It also provides operators with the most fully functioned operator experience ever found in a Case skid steer.
With a rated operating capacity of 3,400 lbs and bucket breakout force of 9,531 lbs, the 90-hp SV340B is Case’s most powerful skid steer to date. The SV340B offers optional high-flow (38.7 gpm at 3,450 psi) and enhanced high-flow (35 gpm at 4,000 psi) auxiliary hydraulics and heavy-duty 14 x 17.5 tires. Additional counterweights and a long wheelbase provide a stable platform for high-production and heavy attachments. The SV340B offers one of the widest cabs in the industry, says Case, and the lowest entry threshold for easy access and greater visibility down to the attachment. The cab-forward design, large rear window and ultra-narrow wire side screens provide 360-degree visibility.
Advice to Buyers
“There are several things that managers can do in order to keep operating costs down. It’s important to remember that proper operating procedures start before the machine even gets to the job,” says George MacIntyre, product marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment. “Operators should avoid rough stone, jagged rocks, scrap iron or other materials. Crushed rock, concrete or demolition rubble and rebar also pose a threat to uptime.”
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