Case equipment helps rebuild after flooding
By Helen Wright08 July 2013
Excavators and wheeled loaders from equipment manufacturer Case are supporting repair work in the north of Spain and Germany following June’s devastating floods.
Bridges, roads, homes and forest trails in many urban areas were affected by the heavy rain that led to flooding throughout the entire Aran Valley in Lleida, in the north of Spain, and the overflowing of the Garona River through the town of Vielha.
Following the worst of the flooding, Case equipment including the 621E, 621D, 821F, 821C, 821E wheeled loaders, CX240B, CX290B, CX300C, CX350C and CX370C excavators, CX31 mini excavator, 430 mini-loader and WX185 and WX210 wheeled excavators were used to help with repairs.
Case’s distributor in Lleida, Simorra, rented four machines, including a 821F loader that went to Excor, which worked for Endesa rebuilding a collapsed bridge at the mini electrical power station in the town of Arties – an area that was particularly hard hit. This loader was used in conjunction with the excavator owned by the client, a Case CX240C.
Meanwhile, Construcciones del Pirineo 2001 placed its Case fleet (WX185, 621E and 430) at the service of Aran town council, the government body overseeing the Aran Valley, together with a Case CX370C, also rented from Simorra.
Case equipment has also been helping to rebuild after the floods that hit south east Germany early in June. The new Case dealership in Erlangen, recently opened in this town, which is located in Bavaria, sent an excavator and loader to Deggendorf, one of the areas worst affected by the floods. Case also donated €5,000, while one of its suppliers, NMB, provided a demolition grip to be used with Case equipment in Deggendorf.
German federal and state governments agreed to build a fund of up to €8 billion to help rebuild in the wake of the flooding, which is estimated to have caused €12 billion of economic damage in that country alone.