Tier 4 represents a major change in the way manufacturers build equipment, but it has been the goal at CASE Construction Equipment to make Tier 4 Final as simple for the equipment owner/operator as possible. The CASE SR210 radial-lift skid steer embodies that with a truly maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution. There are no diesel particulate filters to check or diesel exhaust fluids to add. The operator can simply operate the machine under normal operating conditions. This was accomplished through a CEGR engine with a particulate matter catalyst, which is made up of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a high-efficiency flow-through filter. This solution is more efficient and maintenance free as it does not require manual regeneration or filter replacement. The DOC converts emissions into neutral gasses. The remaining particulate matter then passes through to the high-efficiency flow-through filter where it is stored and burned off through passive regeneration powered by the heat of the exhaust gas.

This system achieved the Tier 4 Final certification and allowed for a 10 percent increase in engine power. The machine’s operating capacity also increased to 2,100 pounds compared to its predecessor. Additional operating highlights include class-leading bucket breakout force (7,270 pounds) and torque (232 foot pounds). A 19.5-gallon fuel tank helps extend runtimes and ensures that the machine can work the entire day without refueling. Concrete contractors rely heavily on attachments, and the SR210 provides more than enough hydraulic power to run attachments commonly used in these applications. The machine offers standard (24.2 gallons-per-minute (gpm)) and high-flow auxiliary (33.2 gpm) hydraulics for excellent attachment versatility. The new skid steer also features EZ-EH (electro hydraulic) controls. The practical benefit of this for the operator is that they can change speed and control settings (with nine different presets) on the fly. A single rocker switch allows the operator to switch simply between the CASE “H” operating pattern and ISO pattern controls.

These capabilities give the operator more options to tailor machine performance to their preference. Operator safety and visibility continue to be a major focus with new CASE skid steer models. The SR210, like all Alpha Series skid steers, features the lowest entry threshold in the industry. This can help reduce incidents related to getting in and out of the machine. It also helps improve visibility down to the bucket and/or attachment. Owners now also have the option of implementing a telematics system with their skid steers. The SR210 features a new electronic control module that logs operating data and has CAN-bus capabilities for diagnostic monitoring and telematics. This makes it compatible with CASE’s SiteWatch™ telematics platform, which helps equipment owners better track operating performance, maintenance intervals and demands, as well as equipment utilization and security.