Four Loaders with Variants Offer Power, Speed and Maneuverability
Case Construction Equipment‘s 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 snow plowing 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, axle options combined with Ride Control and a maintenance-free Tier 4 solution add versatility and performance capacities when you need them the most.
Advice to Buyers
“The arm configurations can make all the difference when it comes to wheel loaders,” says Brad Stemper, product manager, Case Construction Equipment. “Z-bar is the most common configuration, but XT arms make more sense for material handling applications.”