22 Mar 2011

B Series Motor Graders

Categories: Motor Grader, B Series

Case Construction Equipment launched the first model in its new B Series motor grader product line with the introduction of the Case 865B VHP (variable horsepower) motor grader.

The new Case 865B VHP motor grader features a Case 6.7-liter engine with triple horsepower ranges to match the power requirements of various applications and deliver optimum fuel efficiency.

The motor grader features a forward-mounted articulation joint and rear-mounted cab, giving operators a commanding view of the complete moldboard and ground-engaging equipment. The spacious new cab offers improved control layout, while maintaining the traditional 9-lever motor grader controls preferred by most operators.

“Case has designed the B Series motor grader line to provide superior operator control, visibility and comfort,” said Paul Wade, Case brand marketing manager. “For example, the new hydraulic control valve on the 865 VHP is designed specifically for grading applications, giving operators more accurate control and better feel for the work being performed.”

The Case 865B motor grader operates across a range of 178 to 205 net hp (133 to 153 kW). It has an operating weight of 35,993 lb (16 326 kg) and a standard 13-ft-wide (3.96-m) moldboard. The 865B is also available with a 12-ft-wide (3.65-m) or 14-ft-wide (4.27-m) moldboard. Blade pitch positions range from 42 to 87 degrees, with maximum blade shift of 27 in (686 mm) to the right and 21 in (533 mm) to the left. Maximum ground penetration is 28 in (711 mm). A direct drive transmission provides eight forward and four reverse gears.

The Case circle design, with outer-facing gear teeth, improves operations and serviceability, maintains gear power and increases the life of circle drive components. An exclusive multi-radius, involute moldboard lets the Case 865B VHP motor grader move more material with less horsepower and less fuel than competitive models.  

Improved operator controls, information displays

Wade also noted the new low-effort grader control levers on the B Series machines. “Operators will find the Case 865B motor grader easier to operate and control precisely, and they will enjoy working in a large, comfortable cab. The controls are positioned within easy reach, and the cab position provides the best view to the blade and other ground-engaging equipment,” Wade said.

Exterior lighting options provide superior night-time operations for snow-plowing, dozing and grading. A new instrument cluster displays critical engine and fluid temperatures, and 28 machines functions.

Easy to maintain

Consistent with the Case tradition of easy serviceability, the B Series motor graders feature a flip-up hood for easy engine compartment access. The machine design also incorporates the Case hallmark ground-level access to daily service checkpoints for quick and efficient maintenance.

Available attachments for the Case 865B VHP motor grader include a scarifier, push block, rear ripper, dozer blade and front-mounted counterweight.

For further motor grader product specifications, customer testimonials, competitive comparisons, flexible finance options and more, please visit www.casece.com. For a Case motor grader demonstration, see your local Case dealer.