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transmission with heavy-duty axles
with a locking front differential.
One of the first things White first
noticed with the machine was its
climbing ability. After dealing with sig-
nificant overflow, the company recent-
ly built ramps to improve on-site
“The 1021F is unbelievably able to climb grades
that you wouldn’t assume it would. We berm it
up good and we’re stacking it up… that’s been
a big improvement. Its traction is phenomenal
compared to other wheel loaders.”
Significant Fuel Savings
In such an active environment, fuel efficiency was also
“Compared to [a competitive machine], we’re
using almost 870 litres (230 US gallons ) less a
week of diesel fuel doing the same job. Actually,
it’s not really a good comparison because we’re
doing more now than we did [with that
“When we first had them here side-by-side, we
were deciding which loader to use. The Case not
only was more fuel efficient, but it seemed to
have more power using less fuel. It was a
Each operator also focuses on cycle time and efficiency.
Charles Hudzinski, loader operator, Scott Construction,
noted that the loader helps him easily transition from
dumping to loading functions with the return-to-dig and
“When I’m backing away from the truck, I push
the lever all the way ahead to lock it in and it’ll
come down to a certain height from the ground
and stop on its own, so that I can talk to the
truck driver or whatever I have to do without my
hands on the control at the time.”
Hudzinski also noted the ease of transition from
forward to reverse, which is critical in shortening cycle
times in loading applications.
The Importance of Ride Control
Scott Construction loads out 25,000 – 30,000 tons of
material each week, plus the 4,000+ tons they run
through the plant and stockpile each day.
The 1021F boasts ‘Case Ride Control’, which provides
a cushioned ride that can handle a large volume of ma-
terial at increased speeds.
“The 1021F is a lot faster and smoother with
Ride Control on it. It rides smoother than the
[other machine we had], so we were able to
increase speed and volume.”
Comfort and Visibility for Long Days
A typical day for Scott Construction starts at 6
a.m. and goes until 8 p.m. or later.
Working those long hours can wear on op-
erators if they’re not comfortable. The 1021F
wheel loader features one of the largest cabs
in the industry, and an iso-mount cab design to
create a clean, quiet operating environment.