Case Unveils H-Series RT Forklifts

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Case Construction Equipment, Racine, Wis., has introduced two H-Series rough-terrain forklifts, offering enhanced fuel economy and productivity along with high-performance lift speed and capacities.


The Case 586H and 588H forklifts achieve Tier 4 interim certification through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) technology and a diesel particulate filter. Both models feature Case turbo-charged engines rated at 78 net hp that deliver a minimum 5 percent increase in fuel efficiency and faster response times than previous models, while meeting current emission standards.


“While fuel economy is a top benefit of the Case H Series forklifts, the new models incorporate a variety of improvements that increase productivity, including an enhanced operator environment and easier serviceability,” said Katie Pullen, Case brand marketing manager.


Case H Series forklifts are designed to operate in a variety of terrains, with optional four-wheel drive, standard differential lock, 60 degrees of mast tilt, and optional load control to safeguard loads at travels speeds up to 24 mph. For operations in confined areas, both models feature a narrow, zero-tail swing design. The Case rough-terrain forklifts feature an industry standard ITA Class 3 carriage and forks, allowing a wide range of aftermarket attachments.


With a standard 15-foot mast, the Case 586H forklift has a minimum operating weight of 13,228 pounds, lift capacity of 6,000 pounds, and lift speed of 107 ft/min. The Case 588H forklift features a minimum operating weight of 15,639 pounds, lift capacity of 8,000 pounds, and lift speed of 106 ft/min. Both models are available with 22-foot masts.


The Case H-Series forklifts offer many of the same powertrain components standard on the company’s industry-leading N-Series loader/backhoes, including the engines and axles. The H Series forklifts also feature hydraulically actuated, wet disc brakes that do not include a power-assist capability.  “Brakes on the H Series machines provide greater operator control in the applications where rough terrain forklifts are used,” Pullen said. “Customers that operated prototype units of the new H Series forklifts told us the traditional brakes gave them a better feel for inching forward while lifting and placing loads, compared with the performance of power-assist brakes.”

For operator comfort, the H-Series forklifts feature a deluxe suspension seat and a spacious operating platform, keeping operators comfortable and productive on the job. Controls are easy to use. The tapered rear hood and wide-channel dual-mast cylinders result in unmatched visibility for the operator. The narrow operating console increases front visibility. Optional deluxe suspension seat and load control combine to provide a comfortable ride on any terrain.


Swing-out access doors, vertical spin-on filters, and grouped, ground-level service checks streamline engine access and routine maintenance. The outboard wet disc brake design enables technicians to service the brakes by removing only the outer components that are easy to access, such as the tires and rims, eliminating the need to drop the axles. This arrangement drastically decreases the time required to service the brakes. Also, the larger brake surface helps extend brake life and reduce the frequency of brake repairs.


The roller mast design, by minimizing the possibility of debris accumulation, assures smoother lifting, longer component life and reduced maintenance costs.