Case adds new CTL, attachments and launches Kickstart contest

TV450 CTL (Photo: Case Construction Equipment)
TV450 CTL (Photo: Case Construction Equipment)

Case Construction Equipment added a new compact track loader (CTL), two attachments and launched its second annual Case Kickstart contest.

The TV450 CTL provides a 10,610-pound vertical lift with a rated operating capacity of 4,500 pounds at 50 percent tipping load. It features 9,188 pounds of breakout force and optional high-flow (3,450 psi at 39.5 gpm) and enhanced high-flow (4,000 psi at 35 gpm) hydraulics for high-power attachments, such as mulching heads, stump grinders and cold planers.

“It’s a powerful, large-frame loader that handles heavy materials and still provides the advantages of low ground pressure for job sites where finished lawns and underground utilities may exist,” said Deborah Townsley, product marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment.

It’s available in either standard mechanical (H Pattern) controls or optional electro-hydraulic controls (H and ISO pattern interchangeability), as well as optional mechanical hand and foot controls. Case electrohydraulic controls—EZ-EH—provide adjustable speed and control sensitivity settings that can adjust, and operators can switch between H and ISO patterns via a simple rocker switch.

The machine includes heavy-duty front and side lights, front cylinder guards, a heavy-duty rear door, remote oil and fuel filters, as well as debris ingression sealing to prevent material from entering the engine compartment, according to the manufacturer. It also offers optional hydraulic one-way self-leveling and ride control.

The cab-forward design offers 360-degree visibility, site lines down to the bucket edge, a large, rounded rear window and a standard in-cab rearview mirror. The CTL also features an easy-tilt cab for access to the drivetrain compartment and reinforced structures.

The CTL meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards with a selective catalytic reduction system that only requires diesel exhaust fluid—no maintenance or lifetime service related to diesel particulate filters is required.

Precision laser grading box attachment (Photo: Case Construction Equipment)
Precision laser grading box attachment (Photo: Case Construction Equipment)


Case’s precision-enabled laser grading box for Case skid-steers and CTLs is ideal for concrete subgrade, athletic fields, parking lots, driveways, equestrian arenas and other fine-grading applications.

Creating precise finish grades to within 1/10th of an inch, the grading box is available in 72-, 84- and 96-inch options in two different mast configurations—single-mast for automated elevation-only and dual-mast for automated elevation and cross-slope. It’s compatible with Case Site Control laser receivers, control panel and beacons.

With a reversible cutting edge on all sides, the grading box’s push-pull design grades while moving forward or in reverse. The hydraulic valve system adjusts the grading box.

A rotating laser is set for the desired grade. The rotating beam of laser light is read by the laser receivers, which are mounted to the mast poles. The beam’s location is then sent to the control panel, which interprets where the beam of light is, in relation to grade. The control panel then tells the hydraulic valve to adjust the grading box up or down to keep the receivers on grade.

The grading box features a durable powder coat finish, composite greaseless bushings and comes standard with foam-filled tires for flat-free operation.

The mulcher-head attachment by Case is compatible with Case skid-steers and compact track loaders, ships standard with high-flow configuration and can be converted at the dealership for use with enhanced high-flow hydraulics systems on 90-plus-hp machines.

Ideal for land clearing, site prep, right-of-way and trail maintenance applications, the mulcher features a variable two-speed motor that automatically adjusts the motor displacement to maximize rotor speed and torque.

A drum-style rotor system features a smooth rotor surface, spiral tool pattern and innovative tool shape for efficient cutting, while bolt-on AR400 steel skid shoes reduce plowing of material for a more uniform final result, according to Case. A pin-on push bar with serrated ears adjusts to three positions.

The mulcher comes standard with proprietary double-carbide teeth and a severe-duty body construction. Available options include a Samurai knife tool that provides a finer and more consistent chip size and an optional deflector door designed to help contain debris and achieve finer debris sizing.

Additionally, Case will soon open entries for its 2019 Case Kickstart Contest, a business development program where landscape contractors enter to win a suite of prizes designed to advance the capabilities, expertise and development of their operation.

To enter, business owners are encouraged to enter the contest on Case’s website by answering a few basic questions and describing how they will evolve their services if they win the contest. The entry period opens Nov. 1—the deadline for entry is Feb. 28, 2019.

“We were impressed with the quality of entries in 2018, and we expect there to be even greater interest and competition in 2019,” said Michel Marchand, vice president, North America, Case. “The entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic of landscapers helps build the community around us, improve the environment we live in and create good jobs in the industry—Kickstart is designed to accelerate that growth for the winner and guide them into future business and career growth.”

One grand-prize winner will take home the following package:

  • A six-month lease on any Case CTL paired with a Case laser grading box;
  • A yearlong consultation with Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy of Envisor Consulting;
  • A full set of six Crusader Hammer Tools by Pave Tech;
  • Fleet management consultation and recommendations from Case staff throughout 2019;
  • Custom-branded Case apparel/uniforms for staff; and
  • Up to five passes to GIE+EXPO 2019 in Louisville, Ky.

Case representatives, in conjunction with Envisor, will select the winning entry. Runners up (total number to be determined based on entries) will receive select consultative considerations from Case, as well as tickets to GIE+EXPO 2019.

Austin Kirby—owner of KirbAppeal Lawn & Landscape of Oxford, Ala.—won the inaugural contest in 2018.

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