Case Construction Equipment introduced the new 580N EP backhoe – a lower-horsepower version of the company’s popular 580N backhoe that maintains the same backhoe lift capacity and breakout force while offering greater fuel efficiency and a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution. All Case N Series backhoes come standard with SiteWatch telematics, and can be outfitted with a variety of standards/options such as Power Lift, Ride Control, Comfort Steer, ProControl, Easy Flex side lights and a mechanical universal backhoe bucket coupler that allows contractors to use attachments from competitive machines on their CASE backhoe. Each machine is also available in the Case Extendahoe configuration for extended digging and reach capabilities.
All Case N Series backhoes feature the company’s exclusive over-center design, which is meant to transfer weight to the front of the machine for smooth roading and better traction while allowing the operator to dig closer to the machine.
The 580N EP features Case’s particulate matter catalyst – a combination of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a high-efficiency flow-through filter that requires no fluids and no diesel particulate filter (DPF) maintenance/upkeep. The unit offers 74 horsepower with a backhoe bucket breakout force of 11,517 pounds, backhoe lift capacity of 2,858 pounds, and peak torque of 233 foot-pounds.