Case Motor Graders Proven Across Europe
As a full line equipment manufacturer, the addition of motor graders to the CASE Construction Equipment line-up was an important move for the company. It provided dealers with an opportunity to attract new customers and to further support existing clients in a variety of industry sectors.
First seen at Intermat in 2015, the C Series line-up includes 13 and 16 tonne models, with the option of 6x4 and 6x6 All Wheel Drive.
The combination of powerful, highly efficient engines, with our market-leading Hi-eSCR technology, plus Ergopower transmissions makes the CASE C Series grader hard to beat on site. With outstanding precision controls and superior operator comfort, it is easy to see why the C Series machines have been such a success with contractors and rental companies across Europe.
said Grader Product Marketing Manager, Massimiliano Sala for Europe Africa and Middle East region.
Success in Eastern Europe
CASE graders have been proving popular in the East of Europe, in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria.
In Romania the Regional Roads Administration in Valcea purchased a CASE 856C, along with two CASE backhoe loaders.
In Hungary, a 6x6 CASE 836C grader has also been delivered to contractor Zöld Út-Építő Kft. The grader, which was supplied by CASE dealer CE Dynamic, is working around the town of Tata, in north-western Hungary on a range of road construction and landscaping projects.
In Bulgaria quarry and transportation company PIMK, of Markovo has added an 856C to its fleet and the machine is currently being used to construct a rail line between the cities of Pazardzhik and Septemvri. PIMK also intends to enter the road construction market with the machine.
In Western Europe the first CASE 856C grader in Spain was sold to the Regional Council of Terra Alta, by Simorra Group, the CASE dealer for Aragon, Lleida and Tarragona. The machine is being used to maintain the roads and forest tracks within 743 km of the Terra Alta region of Catalonia. Spanish dealer Eurocalidad also sold another 856C grader to the local authorities in Segovia.
CASE C Series graders have been equally popular in France, with machines sold across the country. In Paris, Veiga TP was among the first to take an 836C grader equipped with a Leica machine guidance system, for use on a number of sites across the capital.
Further south in Lyon, rental company Barret Reglages Ganathains has also acquired an 836C, for a major project in the centre of the city. The 62,000 m² square has been completely pedestrianised for festivals and a large Petanque tournament. To provide the space for the tournament, the area had to be covered in a thick layer of sand and the Mayor of Lyon appealed to CASE dealer Griset Materiels BTP for help and the dealer in turn called up Barret to complete the task in record time.
A third 836C has been sold in the Midi Pyrénées region. This 6x6 model has been purchased by SBTP (Société BIGOURNAISE du TP). The machine has been used to create an 11 km long route to allow farmers to transport their herds in the Spring to their summer pastures in the mountains.
The first CASE 836C grader in Italy went to Ermanno Rossi, of Città della Pieve. Supplied by CASE dealer Romana Diesel, the machine has been put to work maintaining the roads within the town of Città della Pieve.
In Germany, one of the leading grader rental companies, Hermann Hinnenkamp, has ordered eight CASE graders for projects across the country. The deal for the machines included two 856C and six 836C graders.
C Series Graders
The CASE graders feature a patented Hi-eSCR engine technology. There is no requirement for Exhaust Gas Recirculation or a Diesel Particulate Filter, resulting in lower operating costs for the customer and increased fuel efficiency.
In 2016, the CASE 856C grader was awarded the Diesel Progress Excellence in Equipment Engineering Award in the grader category, by Diesel Progress magazine and component supplier ZF, for its achievements in engineering and design.