Eight Variants Offering Power, Speed and Maneuverability
Case notes that its F Series compact wheel loaders are designed for faster cycle times, maneuverability in close quarters and improved material retention. The attachment coupler works with a wide range of attachment brands for flexibility and convenience, and a robust and compact frame provides stability and improved breakout forces and power to the ground with a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final engine.
A solid compact frame provides a tighter turning radius, better clearance into barns and outbuildings and better maneuverability on constricted jobsites and narrow passageways, while the Z-bar linkage provides stronger breakout force for tough jobs. The inch and brake pedal progressively disengages the transmission in the decelerating phase while progressively engaging the brakes, allowing power to be diverted to the loader’s hydraulics without disconnecting the drive yet still maintaining constant engine rpms. Optional creep speed allows the operator to independently set engine rpm and ground speed for greater control and performance with various attachments.
The high-flow option comes with creep speed, which provides maximum hydraulic flow at constant speed in the 0- to 3.1-mph range, ideal for tasks such as snowplowing and cold planing. A front electrical socket and case drain complete the package. The F Series compact wheel loaders are designed to provide easy access to all daily and routine service points. A skid steer-style coupler and auxiliary hydraulic connections make attachment hookups fast and easy. The rear axle on the F Series oscillates to a maximum angle of 20 degrees, allowing the rear wheels to maintain contact with the ground in undulating terrain, enhancing overall safety and load retention.
All F Series compact wheel loaders offer a roomy ROPS-/FOPS-certified cab with a spacious width of nearly 5 ft. It’s fully sealed and pressurized to keep out noise, dust and fumes and offers an optional radio and upgraded climate control system. The 121F and 21F are available in both XT and Z-bar models. The 221F and 321F are available with a high-speed axle configuration, providing forward and reverse speeds up to 19 and 21 mph, respectively.
Case notes that these are compact machines with super-sized features. These compact wheel loaders pick up where its skid steers leave off in lift capacity, ground clearance, cab height/visibility and application versatility. Multiple linkage, a hydraulic coupler and axle options combine with ride control and a maintenance-free Tier 4 solution to add versatility and performance capacities when you need them the most.
Advice to Buyers
“It all comes down to productivity and utilization, and it starts with selecting the right sized machine and configuration,” says Andrew Dargatz, product marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment. “Business owners and fleet managers need to understand factors such as average material weights, truck height or hopper height and target bucket size. These factors will help determine the size of the loader needed. Leveraging a skid steer coupler and options such as standard auxiliary hydraulics or even high flow and creep speed allow the machine to utilize various skid steer attachments to maximize the machine’s utilization.”