Case Construction Equipment's new 580N EP, a lower-power version of the company’s 580N backhoe, is geared toward contractors just getting started and the rental market, with lower owning and operating costs and a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution.
The 580N EP features Case’s particulate matter catalyst, which is a combination of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a high-efficiency flow-through filter that requires no fluids and no diesel particulate filter (DPF) maintenance/upkeep. At 74 hp (55 kW) and with a backhoe bucket breakout force of 11,517 lb (51 kN), backhoe lift capacity of 2858 lb (1300 kg), and peak torque of 233 lb·ft (315 N·m), the 580N EP provides ample power and performance while still keeping fuel, maintenance, and owning and operating costs low. While the new model is designed to optimize efficiency and power for price-conscious buyers, it can be outfitted with a full selection of options for greater machine and attachment flexibility.
Case N Series backhoes come standard with SiteWatch telematics, and can be outfitted with a variety of exclusive standards/options such as Power Lift, Ride Control, Comfort Steer, ProControl, Easy Flex side lights, and a mechanical universal backhoe bucket coupler that allows contractors to use attachments from competitive machines on their Case backhoe. Each machine is also available in the Case Extendahoe configuration for extended digging and reach capabilities.
The backhoes feature Case’s exclusive over-center design, which transfers weight to the front of the machine for smooth roading and better traction, and allows the operator to dig closer to the machine. Each N Series machine also comes standard with Adjustable SmartClutch, which lets operators customize the feel of forward-to-reverse transitions (smooth, moderate, or aggressive) to their preference. All Case N Series backhoes feature a SmartFit bucket tooth system, which features heavy-duty self-sharpening teeth and a hammerless fastener system for easy installation.
All the other Case N Series backhoes—the 580N, 580 Super N, 580 Super N Wide Track, and 590 Super N—feature new FPT engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to meet Tier 4 Final standards. The system does not include a DPF or any other components that require intensive/long-term maintenance or regeneration. Operators who remember to top off the diesel exhaust fluid tank when they refuel will notice no additional regular maintenance activities with the new solution. As an aftertreatment system, SCR represents a more efficient use of the backhoe’s fuel, as all fuel is put toward productive effort instead of burning off accumulated particulate in a DPF. It also helps lower operating temperatures compared to backhoes with a DPF.
The 580N is also designed to provide low owning and operating costs while still delivering a strong platform for contractors to customize as needed. Rated at 90 hp (67 kW) with a backhoe bucket breakout force of 11,517 lb (51 kN) and 2858 lb (1300 kg) of backhoe lifting capacity, the 580N comes standard with ProControl and can be further expanded with auxiliary hydraulics, Engine ECO Mode, Standard (2WD) or Speed Selectable Automatic (4WD) Ride Control, Comfort Steer, additional work lights and the mechanical universal backhoe bucket coupler.
The 97-hp (72-kW) 580 Super N features an increased backhoe bucket breakout force of 13,975 lb (62 kN) and lift capacities of 3251 lb (1475 kg) over the 580N. This model comes standard with ProControl, work lights, the mechanical backhoe bucket coupler and a shaft guard on 4WD models. Power Lift, Engine ECO Mode, Standard or Speed Selectable Automatic Ride Control, Comfort Steer, and the mechanical universal backhoe bucket coupler are available as options.
With larger tires and structural features borrowed from the larger 590 Super N, the 97-hp (72-kW) 580 Super N Wide Track provides significantly higher bucket breakout forces of 15,070 lb (67 kN) and lifting capacities of 3761 lb (1700 kg) with standard Power Lift technology. The wide track model also comes standard with a limited slip axle. Engine ECO Mode, Standard or Speed Selectable Automatic Ride Control and Comfort Steer are available as options.
The 110-hp (82-kW) 590 Super N is the largest and most powerful backhoe in the Case family. Standard Power Lift technology raises bucket breakout force and lifting capacities to 15,853 lb (70 kN) and 4175 lb (1900 kg), respectively. It also features a longer standard reach and digging depth than any other Case backhoe. Engine ECO Mode, Standard or Speed Selectable Automatic Ride Control and Comfort Steer are available as options.