Case adds four new backhoes
By Lindsay Gale01 February 2011
Case is introducing new backhoe loaders, the Construction King T Series made up of four models. These are the 8,840 kg (19,448 lb) range topping 695 ST, the 8,120 kg (17,864 lb) 590ST and the 8,050 kg (17,710 lb) 580ST and 580T. Power for the 695 and 590 is 82 kW (110 hp) for a maximum travel speed of 39 km/hour and 72 kW (97 hp) for a maximum travel speed of 40 km/hour for the two smaller machines.
According to Case, the new machines' load sensing hydraulic system provides a 10% reduction in fuel consumption and lower engine noise levels, and the new machines also provide 20% greater loader productivity. In addition, all four come with a 1.2 m3 (42.4 ft3) bucket that is 20% larger than that on previous models. A mechanical quick coupler for the backhoe will come as standard, with a hydraulic coupler available as an option.
For the operator, a suspension seat with adjustable lumbar support is standard and internal noise levels are 77 dB(A). All four cab windows can be fully opened for improved ventilation and the rear screen can be tilted up to provide a clear view of working areas.