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Case Cx42 D Mini Excavator 6 2023

New D Series Mini Excavators Hit Key Weight Classes with Premium Features

July 11, 2023
In addition to two new electric model mini-excavators, Case Construction Equipment is also launching a new diesel-powered, true zero-tail-swing mini excavator to the market: the CX42D.

In addition to two new electric model mini-excavators, Case Construction Equipment is also launching a new diesel-powered, true zero-tail-swing mini excavator to the market: the CX42D. This is the first model of the new Case D Series and complements the existing C Series product line, giving Case a broader reach into core weight classes that are in high industry demand.

“The CX42D exists in a critical industry weight class between four and five metric tons that we did not previously have machines,” says Brad Mace, product manager, Case Construction Equipment. “This ensures that we have a total fleet of solutions to deliver to contractors and business owners and allows us to bring the next level of premium mini-excavator performance to the market.”

Additional Case D Series mini-excavators will be introduced in 2024.

The new additions to the Case product line allow operators to get up close and personal to buildings and obstacles without sacrificing any excavator performance.

The first thing that operators will notice as they get in the cab is the comfort and feel — a real automotive-style experience built into a mini excavator. There is control adjustability, and visibility down to working areas with big glass and intelligent structural design of the machine.

A large, seven-inch LCD monitor with a navigation wheel mounted near the joystick gives operators access to critical machine information and controls without having to reach to the screen — a combination of intuitive design and simplified operation for the operator. In that screen, operators can also select working modes (power, standard or economy), and customize hydraulic proportional controls and auxiliary hydraulics for optimal performance.

The CX42D delivers a high level of feature standardization with options to further improve performance. A standard two-way blade with float improves backfilling and grading operations, while an optional six-way blade enhances those capabilities. While the zero tail-swing design provides access to tight sites, additional counterweights can be added for further balance and confidence. Standard two-speed travel with automatic shift down improves performance when tracking or carrying up hill. Standard multifunction (1-way/2-way) hydraulics and standard 2nd auxiliary (2-way) circuit make these new D Series machines attachment specialists, while an optional 3rd auxiliary circuit delivers even more versatility. Each machine comes standard with a thumb bracket and can be ordered from the factory with an optional thumb.

Additional optional features include a mulcher package and a direct drain for equipment requiring drainage to the tank without back pressure. Two different coupler options are available from the factory for meeting operator attachment and bucket preferences: hydraulic quick coupler, mechanical quick coupler, and a standard pin-on-bucket that is an option if the user doesn’t plan on changing buckets or attachments.

“Mini excavators are continuously underrated as attachment platforms, and the new Case D Series models are built to prove they can deliver excellent multipurpose capabilities,” says Mace. “And we give them the ability to set up and save parameters for nine different attachments, and customize the flow based on tool type for optimal performance and operator experience.”

Similar to the new electrified models, the CX42D comes standard with Case SiteWatch telematics, and is compatible with precision construction technologies.

“The mini-excavator market continues to expand, and Case is rising above with extensive operator-first technologies and a broader spectrum of machines and options to meet the needs of any application,” adds Mace. “We’ll go toe-to-toe with any application, any machine and any challenge.”