Case Construction Equipment has updated its compact wheel loader line, with the launch of four F-Series Evolution models – the 21F, 121F, 221F and 321F.
The machines benefit from increased travel speeds and an upgraded operator’s cab. This incorporates a revised monitor, enhanced electrohydraulic controls with smart features, plus a range of connectivity applications previously only seen on larger models.
The 21F weighs in at 4,570kg with a standard bucket and Z-bar linkage loader arms. This rises to 5,423kg for the 121F, then 5,694kg for the 221F and tops out at 6,195kg for the 321F. Bucket capacities run from 0.7-1.0m3 for the smallest model, rising to 1.0-1.3m3 for the 321F.
Both the 21F and the 121F feature a new monolift cylinder Z-bar loader arm, allowing for parallel lift for better pallet fork handling, without compromising the conventional Z-bar breakout force.
The 21F and 121F have standard flow hydraulics producing 67 lpm of flow, while the larger 221F and 321F feature an optional high-flow package, that includes creep speed. a front electrical socket and a de-pressurised return drain function, to allow for a full interface with hydraulic attachments.
The two larger models are available with a choice of travel speed ratings, 20kph in standard trim and an optional 40kph. Powered by a Stage V FPT diesel engine, the 21F boasts 43kW (58hp) and 245Nm of torque. This rises to 48kW (64hp) and 261Nm in the 121F, topping out at 55kW (74hp) and 316Nm in the 221F and the 321F. The larger models come with new modular axles, available with limited slip or 100% locking differentials for maximum traction in difficult terrain. They feature multi-disc wet brakes with a hydraulically-released parking brake, delivering improved safety and reduced effort for the operator.
With a spacious interior, the F-Series cab remains low enough for transportation between job sites and offers quick and easy access for the operator. Overall height of the 21F and 121F is just 2.46m, while the 221F is 2.63m high and the 321F sits at 2.68m overall.