Case Construction Equipment has announced the sale of its first EU Stage V-compliant excavator.
Purchased for the road and sewer business of UK-based engineering and administration service providers Civil & Construction Solutions, the CX90D’s first project is on a housing development site in Cheshire in the North West of England.
The introduction of Stage V engines across CASE’s European range has been driven by the new EU emissions standards introduced in January of this year. Now fully implemented, these dictate a new limit for particle number (PN) and a reduced limit for particle matter (PM) in the emissions from any non-road mobile machinery below 56 kW. Larger machines will need to be manufactured to meet Stage V legislation next year.
“The Yanmar Stage V engine used in the CX90D is the most powerful in the segment. As well as meeting the legislation requirements, we also deliver 20% more power with a 4.5% decrease in fuel usage. What this means is that we can offer our customers Stage V without a compromise, retaining our legacy of providing real-world solutions,” explains Sandro Vitale, product director for general construction at Case.
“We always put our operators first when making machines modifications and this was no different. The new engine continues to provide best-in-class cabin noise levels, measuring just 69 dB while the engine is running. Alongside this, the diesel particulate filter that is required to meet the new EU emissions standards is self-cleaning, meaning its maintenance has zero impact on an operator’s daily working time.”