Category-defying machine to crush need for
multiple pieces of equipment on some North America jobsites
Wis., Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know
bulldozers and skid steers. Today, CASE Construction
Equipment is adding a whole new industry-first construction
equipment category to the list as it launches the CASE Minotaur™
DL550, the first-ever compact dozer loader.
Weighing in at more than 9 tons and working with 114 horsepower,
the new machine is a beast that delivers true dozing and grading
performance, as well as powerful site loading capabilities and
compatibility with hundreds of attachments.
"The Minotaur is truly a fleet of one, that is second to none,"
says Jeff Jacobsmeyer, product
manager, CASE. "Business owners and fleet managers looking for a
compact solution that delivers countless benefits in a single
footprint will immediately see the versatility this exciting new
machine brings to their fleets and will quickly understand the
category 'compact dozer loader.'"
The Minotaur is so groundbreaking that CASE is opening its
product proving-grounds facility in Tomahawk, Wisc., to media beyond the
heavy-construction trade press – a first in the company's 180-year
"Members of the mainstream media will be able to doze, dig and
demo – just like they dreamt of doing as kids in the sandlot,"
Terry Dolan, vice president —
North America, CASE Construction
Equipment. "The Minotaur is designed with real-world applications
in mind. Whether you need to clear debris after a
hurricane, repair flood-damaged roads in hard-to-reach
communities or create new hiking trails in the foothills of the
Rockies, the Minotaur is up for the job."
The Minotaur holds 29 patents (21 granted 8 pending) and has
pushed through more than 10,000 hours of field testing, in addition
to countless customer clinics and typical lab and engineering
"We've put this machine through hell and back — pound for pound,
there's no machine like it that delivers the dozing power and
precision, as well as the dynamic loading performance," says
Jacobsmeyer. "This groundbreaking, all-new machine demonstrates
CASE's commitment to delivering real-world innovation rooted in
Throughout its 180 years in business, CASE has proven to be a
company on the move — and the development of the Minotaur is proof
of that in both iron and technology.
"The CASE Minotaur DL550 embodies our dedication to practical
innovation — real world, customer-driven solutions," says
Jacobsmeyer. "Through this, we created a whole new equipment
category and we're delivering the integrated technologies that
drive improvements for operators in the field and for business
owners at their bottom line."
True Dozer, Powerful Site Loader
and Attachment Beast
The hallmark advancement of the Minotaur is the detachable
chassis-integrated C-frame. This design gives the operator a full
range of dozer controls and movements, as well as responsiveness
similar to full-sized CASE dozers.
In its loader configuration, the Minotaur features a 5,500-pound
rated operating capacity (50 percent of tipping load) with 12,907
pounds of breakout force. The machine is also available with three
different track options to meet operator preference and jobsite
profiles and the industry-exclusive, fully integrated rear ripper
is easily controlled from within the cab.
Additionally, CASE has taken fleet management of compact
equipment to a new level with the inclusion of the CASE SiteConnect
Module, which improves real-time monitoring and management of
maintenance and service intervals, as well as the analysis of
equipment utilization and performance.
"We know it's all about maximizing productivity,
maintaining uptime and keeping operators on the job," says
Jacobsmeyer. "These advances provide the ability to remotely
diagnose machine events and drastically shorten response times when
service is needed."
New Rockstar Machine Tours North
To celebrate this first-of-its-kind machine, CASE is launching a
40-plus-stop tour of the United
States and Canada now
through March 2023, where the machine
will be showcased and demonstrated at CASE dealer locations. Tour
stops will include Boston,
Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los
Orlando, Phoenix, as well as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
"We are bringing the excitement of this industry-changing launch
to every corner of North America," says Dolan. "We have more than
180 years of experience in the field, but we're making moves like a
startup, dedicating more time and resources to the field, and
spending more time where it counts — with the men and women who run
businesses and operate this equipment every day. We can't wait to
see you on tour."
For more information on the all-new, groundbreaking CASE
Minotaur DL550 compact dozer loader, contact your local CASE
dealer, and learn more at CaseCE.com/Minotaur.
CASE Construction Equipment is a global full-line
manufacturer of construction equipment that combines generations of
manufacturing expertise with practical innovation. CASE is
dedicated to improving productivity, simplifying operation and
maintenance while achieving lower total cost of ownership for
fleets around the world. The CASE dealer network sells and supports
this world-class equipment, by offering customized aftermarket
support packages, hundreds of attachments, genuine parts and fluids
as well as industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More
than a manufacturer, CASE is committed to giving back by dedicating
time, resources and equipment to building communities.
This includes supporting disaster response, infrastructure
investment, and non-profit organizations that provide housing and
resources for those in need.
CASE Construction Equipment is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a
World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa
Italiana (MI: CNHI). More information about CNH Industrial can be
found online at http://www.cnhindustrial.com/.
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