Case Construction Equipment introduces two new H Series rough-terrain forklifts to its lineup. The new models are engineered to offer enhanced fuel economy, productivity and high-performance lift capacities.

The Case 586H and 588H forklifts achieve Tier 4 interim certification through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation technology and a diesel particulate filter. Both models feature Case turbocharged engines rated at 78 net hp that deliver a minimum 5-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,” says Katie Pullen, Case brand marketing manager. “Rental businesses and operators can maximize uptime with simple and efficient daily maintenance, made easy with no-tool swing-out access doors, vertical spin-on filters and grouped, ground-level service checks.”

The new H Series forklifts are designed to operate in a variety of terrains, with optional four-wheel drive, standard differential lock, 60 degrees of mast tilt and optional load control to safeguard loads at travel speeds up to 24 mph. For operators working in confined areas, both models feature a narrow zero-tail swing design.

The Case H Series forklifts offer many of the same powertrain components that are standard on the company’s N Series loader/backhoes, including the engines and axles. Unlike the loader/backhoes, however, 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 says. “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.”

The Case 586H forklift has a minimum operating weight of 13,228 pounds, lift capacity of 6,000 pounds and a lift speed of 107 feet/minute, allowing the operator to reach maximum lift heights quicker and decreasing cycle times for every job. The Case 588H forklift features a minimum operating weight of 15,639 pounds, lift capacity of 8,000 pounds and lift speed of 106 feet/minute.

Vital Stats
Engine: Case turbocharged 78 net hp
Mast tilt: 60 degrees
Lift capacity: 6,000 pounds on Model 586H and 8,000 pounds on Model 588H

Verified by Katie Pullen, brand marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment.