Fuel efficiency and easier maintenance were the name of the game when it came to designing Case’s new CX130C and CX160C excavators. The company says it has worked to optimize the hydraulics system on the new machines to make them more powerful and efficient. Plus, they should be easier to transport and store securely.
The CX130C boasts 100 horsepower while the CX160C has 124 horsepower. Both machines are powered by Tier 4 Interim engines and have improved lift capacities: the CX130C has improved by 4 percent while the CX160C has improved by 2 percent. The CX160C also reduces cycle times by 3 percent.
The new excavators have three power modes that allow the operator to tailor performance to the job at hand: SP (speed priority), H (heavy duty) and A (automatic). The machines also feature Boom Economy Control, which lowers engine rpms during boom down and swing, and Auto Economy Control, which lowers rpms when the joysticks are inactive.
Case says both new machines were designed to perform for 500 hours between oil changes, 5,000 hours between hydraulic oil changes and 1,000 hours between greasing. The machines feature easily accessible panels for easy-to-reach service points including an air filter and fuse box in the cab.
Speaking of the cab, Case has also spent considerable time improving operator comfort in the CX130C and CX160C. The cabs of both machines are quieter and 7-percent bigger than their predecessors. They feature a low profile that results in visibility that is 19 percent better.
A full range of attachments is available for both machines including pin-on buckets and coupler buckets.
- Operating weight: 28,600 pounds
- Bucket digging force: 20,200 pounds to 21,400 pounds
- Arm digging force: 12,600 pounds to 16,600 pounds
- Maximum dig depth: 16 feet, 9 inches to 19 feet, 9 inches
- Standard bucket sizes range from 0.32 cubic yards to 1.12 cubic yards
- Operating weight: 38,001 pounds
- Bucket digging force of 25,200 pounds to 26,500 pounds
- Arm digging force of 16,200 pounds to 18,800 pounds
- Maximum dig depth: 19 feet, 9 inches to 21 feet, 3 inches
- Standard bucket sizes range from 0.36 cubic yards to 1.28 cubic yards