Case Construction Equipment this week launched its new Alpha Series line of skid-steer and compact track loaders. The new Case machines are engineered to deliver best-in-class horsepower and breakout force.

The engines in the new Alpha Series skid steers, which included nine models, range from 46 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.

“Our new Case Alpha Series skid steers deliver industry-leading bucket breakout force — up to 8,585 pounds,” said Curtis Goettel, Case marketing manager. “When comparing 1,750-pound rated operating capacity machines, the industry’s highest-volume class, the Case SR175 has more than twice the bucket breakout force of the current best-selling model in this size class.”

The new Case compact track loaders deliver 74 hp in the TR270 and 90 hp in both the TR320 and TV380. Rated operating capacities range from 2,700 to 4,200 pounds with a counterweight. The Alpha Series models also offer improved hinge-pin height, which positions the bucket higher to load trucks faster and easier.

The Alpha Series skid steers 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) are engineered for 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.

As in the earlier 400 Series 3 models, the new Case compact track loaders feature a dozer-style undercarriage, engineered to hold fast on steep slopes and take command of muddy or sandy terrain. The undercarriage has a rigid track frame with fewer moving parts, so it is more durable and easier to maintain than suspension track systems.

The Alpha Series compact track loaders include two radial-lift models, the TR270 and TR320, and an all-new vertical-lift model, the TV380. The TV380 is a new class size to meet customer demand for a tracked version of the Case 465 skid steer.

The cabs on the new Case Alpha Series machines are 25-percent larger and feature an ultra-narrow wire side-screen design to improve operator visibility. Plus, the glass surface was increased to provide 360-degree visibility.

“The spacious Alpha Series cabs are ideal for the long, hard days operators spend in equipment,” Goettel said. “An increase of 25 percent makes a world of difference.”

The Alpha Series models also feature larger fuel tanks, ranging from 16- to 25.5-gallons, for run times between eight to 10 hours before refueling. And all Alpha Series models feature electro-hydraulic (EH) switchable controls.

Case is headquartered in Racine, Wis. For more information about its Alpha Series skid-steer or compact track loaders, visit www.casece.com.