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North America
Case Launches
H Series Rough
Terrain Forklifts
Case Construction Equipment is
introducing two new H Series rough terrain forklifts for the North American
market, offering enhanced fuel economy and productivity along with industry-leading lift speed and dependable, high-
performance lift capacities.
The Case 586H and 588H forklifts achieve Tier 4 Interim certification through the use of cooled exhaust gas
recirculation (CEGR) technology and a diesel particulate filter. Both models feature Case turbocharged engines rated at
net hp (58 kW) that deliver a minimum five-percent increase in fuel efficiency and faster response times than previous
models, while meeting current emission standards.
While fuel economy is a top benefit of the Case H Series forklifts, the new models incorporate a variety of
improvements that increase productivity, including an enhanced operator environment and easier serviceability,” said
Katie Pullen, Case brand marketing manager.
The forklifts are designed to operate in a variety of terrains, with optional four-wheel drive, standard differential lock,
º of mast tilt and optional load control to safeguard loads at travels speeds up to 24 mph (39 km/h).
For operations in confined areas, both models feature a narrow, zero-tail swing design. The rough terrain forklifts
feature an industry standard ITA Class 3 carriage and forks, allowing a wide range of aftermarket attachments.
With a standard 15-foot mast, the Case 586H forklift has a minimum operating weight of 13,228 lb (6000 kg), lift
capacity of 6,000 lb (2722 kg), and lift speed of 107 ft/min (0.55 m/sec). The Case 588H forklift features a minimum
operating weight of 15,639 lb (7094 kg), lift capacity of 8,000 lb (3628 kg), and lift speed of 106 ft/min (0.54 m/sec). Both
models are available with 22-ft (6.7-m) masts.
They offer many of the same powertrain components that are standard on the company’s N-Series loader/backhoes,
including the engines and axles. However, unlike the Case loader/backhoes, the H Series forklifts feature hydraulically
actuated, wet disc brakes that do not
include a power-assist capability.
Brakes on the H Series machines
provide greater operator control in the
applications where rough terrain forklifts
are used,” Pullen said. “Customers that
operated prototype units of the new H
Series forklifts told us the traditional
brakes gave them a better feel for inching
forward while lifting and placing loads,
compared with the performance of
power-assist brakes.”
Designed for operator
comfort, visibility
The latest forklifts feature a deluxe
suspension seat and a spacious operating
platform designed to keep operators
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