In August CASE Construction, the partner brand of Case IH, introduced the all-new G Series line of wheel loaders, and brand managers think some of these new machines will appeal to agricultural producers. Spanning the 141 to 347 horsepower range, they have bucket capacities ranging from 2.1 to a massive 6.25 cubic yards.
The design of the cab interior relies heavily on automotive inspiration, down to a steering column with controls mounted on it that are exactly the same as a typical car. The brand claims that helps make this cab control layout is the most “intuitive” it’s ever designed for any machine. It’s also added other ergonomic features like a membrane-covered keypad that replaces the previous toggle switch array. An options package allows buyers to better configure the control arrangement for handling typical ag jobs. All machine functions are monitored on an eight-inch LCD screen.
Up front, bucket linkage options allow the machine to be configured for maximum breakout force with the Z-bar or for better handling materials with the XT.
Not surprisingly, the G Series uses FPT (Fiat PowerTrain) diesels. The new chassis design allows them to be positioned lower in the frame, which provides for better stability. The engines are mated to a four-speed powershift transmission capable of road speeds up to 40 km/h.
The four smallest models come with standard limited slip differentials.
The CASE ProCare package offers a 3,000-hour full machine warranty along with a planned three-year maintenance contract.