About CASE Construction Equipment
CASE Construction Equipment is an American manufacturer of heavy construction machinery. The company’s products include backhoe loaders, compactors, crawler dozers, excavators, graders, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, wheel loaders and telehandlers.
The history of CASE stretches back to 1842, when Jerome Increase Case (inducted into the Construction Equipment Hall of Fame in 2008) founded Racine Threshing Machine Works in Wisconsin, USA. The company revolutionized the threshing process, with Racine’s machines able to thresh 10 times more wheat than previous methods.
Its first portable steam engine, built in 1869, is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Early in the 20th century, CASE produced a full range of road-building machinery such as steam rollers and graders; and in 1957 the company manufactured the construction industry’s first ever factory-integrated tractor loader/backhoe, the CASE Model 320.
In 1969 CASE began production of multi-purpose skid steer loaders. In 1988 CASE loader-backhoes were included in Fortune Magazine’s list of the 100 Products America Makes Best. CASE merged with agricultural machinery company New Holland in 1999, becoming a subsidiary of CNH Industrial, which it remains today.
By 2005 the company had manufactured 500,000 loader/backhoes, and by 2010 had manufactured 250,000 skid steer loaders.
CASE’s current G-Series line of wheel loaders was introduced in 2016. The following year CASE celebrated its 175th anniversary.
“CASE Construction Equipment is built on the principle that simple is better,” the company website states. “Our equipment is an evolution of fine-tuned products designed to solve real world challenges. Every customer experience begins and ends with support from people at a company with a heritage of strong values and steeped in more than 175 years of knowledge.”