Wichita, Kan., June 22, 2010—Case Construction Equipment celebrated production of its 250,000th skid steer loader. Case has been among the world’s leading skid steer manufacturers since launching its skid steer line in 1969, it's reported. A special ceremony was held at the company’s global skid steer manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kan. Case presented the 250,000th skid steer to its new owner, Dino Folino of A. Folino Construction, a paving contractor from Oakmont, Penn. The milestone unit—a Case 430 Series 3 model—is Folino’s fourth Case skid steer in a fleet of equipment that includes a total of nine Case machines.
Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment worldwide, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, telescopic handlers, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts.
Case began producing skid steers in 1969 with the 1530 Uni-Loader model and has been innovating ever since with Case-exclusive features like Ride Control and side lighting. Last year, the company marked its 40th anniversary of manufacturing skid steers with Case Rockin’ Block Parties (especially themed dealer open houses) at Case dealerships across North America.
“In 2000, we manufactured our 100,000th skid steer. Then, just 10 years later, we more than doubled our sales,” said Curtis Goettel, skid steer marketing manager. “Today’s achievement testifies that customers around the world prefer Case skid steers. With more than 75 attachments available, you’ll find Case skid steers digging, hauling, pushing and loading material on jobsites in more than 150 countries around the globe.”
The Case 400 Series 3 skid steer loader line includes eight models, ranging from 57 to 83 net hp (42 to 62 kW) and 1,500 to 3,000 lb (680 to 1361 kg) rated operating loads. Case skid steers offer superior power, operator comfort and serviceability.