Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 4 No 2 - page 55

Power and Control
All of the new excavator’s major compo-
nents including the engine, hydraulic pump,
motors and valves are exclusively designed
and manufactured by Komatsu.
Variable speed matching allows the
engine speed to adjust based on the hy-
draulic pump output for both light and
heavy-duty applications, while low speed
matching utilizes a larger pump capable of
producing higher pump output at lower
engine speeds.
Seamless Operation
The integrated design of the Komatsu
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC) re-
moves soot using 100% “true passive re-
generation”, without the need for a Diesel
Particulate Filter (DPF).
The KDOC is designed for long life,with
no scheduled replacement interval. Less
complexity and truly seamless operation
for the operator means lower owning and
operating costs.
The Komatsu SAA4D107E-2 engine is
EU Stage IIIB certified and provides lower
emissions and lowers fuel consumption.
Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 4 No 2
Case Rodeo at
Case has hosted the first UK round of its
2014 European Rodeo Challenge at the
recent Scotplant exhibition.
More than 30 participants lined up to
demonstrate both their skill and speed.
Operating a Case CX26B mini excavator
in a timed test, competitors had to drop
a pin into 4 tubes positioned around the
The winner of the heat was Peter Bell,
from Peter Bell HGV & Plant Ltd who are
based in Maryport, Cumbria, with an im-
pressive time of 1.03 minutes. Coming in
second and third with equally respectable
times, were Stewart Robb from Falkirk
based Stewart Robb Plant at 1.17 minutes,
and plant operator Alan Stewart, at 1.20
The second qualifying round will be
held at Hillhead exhibition. The top three
overall times from both heats will then
go through to the Grand Final at Case’s
Customer Center in Paris, where they will
compete against Europe’s best operators.
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