CASE Construction Equipment unveils methane-powered wheel loader concept


CASE Construction Equipment unveils methane-powered wheel loader concept

London/ New Delhi, April , 2019 : CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI /MI:CHI) today gave the public an insight into a sustainable, connected andtechnologically advanced future of construction at the Bauma trade show in Munich,Germany, with the unveiling of its methane-powered wheel loader concept –ProjectTETRA.

Jointly developed by the CNH Industrial international design and CASE engineeringteams, this concept is a clear departure from anything seen to date in theconstruction industry. The concept reflects both the increasing importance ofalternative fuels, and demonstrates their viability in the construction environment:the concept wheel loader is powered by a proven methane engine, produced bysister brand FPT Industrial, and delivers exactly the same performance as its dieselequivalent. This is combined with cutting edge styling and an advanced operatorenvironment, which makes extensive use of touchscreen and voice control technologies. Furthermore, innovative safety features include biometric technologiestogether with an obstacle detection system, which is derived from CNH Industrial’sautonomous vehicle research and development program.

CASE Construction Equipment unveils methane-powered wheel loader concept

CASE has demonstrated the feasibility of this concept in a range of real-worldconstruction environments as well as proving the business case, in terms ofsustainability, reduced overall total cost of ownership and operational viability.

The CASE methane-powered wheel loader concept is testament to CNH Industrial’slongstanding commitment to alternative fuel technologies, and is further proof of the practicability and flexibility of natural gas, demonstrating its viability in both on andoff road applications.

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