- Buyer's guide
Case Launches Nine Alpha Series Skid Steers
Case Construction Equipment launched its new Alpha Series line of skid steers, introducing nine models.
The engines range from 46 hp to 90 hp, with rated operating capacities ranging from 1,300 pounds in the new class-size SR130 to 3,000 pounds in the SV300. Bucket breakout force is up to 8,585 pounds.
The Alpha Series includes both radial-lift and vertical-lift models. The radial lift machines (designated with an R in the model name), are engineered for digging, prying and pushing, while the vertical lift models (designated with a V), excel on lift-and-carry applications. The Case Alpha Series includes six radial-lift skid steers, the SR130, SR150, SR175, SR200, SR220 and SR250, and three vertical-lift models, the SV185, SV250 and SV300.
Comfortable cabs, larger fuel tanks
Improved visibility, operator comfort, climate management and operator controls define the new Case Alpha Series machines. To begin, the skid steer cabs are 25-percent larger. They feature an ultra-narrow wire side-screen design that improves operator visibility. Plus, the glass surface was increased to provide 360-degree visibility. The sealed cab significantly reduces the amount of noise and dust. A new heating and air conditioning system creates a comfortable environment year-round. The Alpha Series models also feature larger fuel tanks. Thanks to improved fuel efficiency and new 16- to 25.5-gallon fuel tanks, Case skids steers can easily run for eight to 10 hours without refueling.
The new Power Stance chassis design features a longer wheelbase. This added stability means that operators will be able to lift and haul more material. The new Case skid steers feature a front/rear weight distribution of 30/70. Combined with the longer wheelbase, this keeps the center of gravity from moving when the loader arms are raised.
Electro-hydraulic (EH) switchable controls are available on all Alpha Series models, helpful when two or more people running the equipment. Operators can easily switch between control patterns based on preference.
The Case SR130 and SR150 skid steers are well suited for rental customers as they are easy to transport with a trailer. Both models have an extremely low overall height, at 75 inches, making it easier to clear overhead obstacles. Plus, they feature a smaller chassis.