Estevan

Phone: 306.634.4788
Toll Free: 1.866.659.5866
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

Lloydminster

Phone: 306.825.3434
Toll Free: 1.800.535.0520
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

Melfort

Phone: 306.752.2273
Toll Free: 1.844.494.5844
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

North Battleford

Phone: 306.445.8128
Toll Free: 1.888.446.8128
Hours of Operation
Weekdays : 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

Prince Albert

Phone: 306.763.6454
Toll Free: 1.844.323.3003
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday : Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

Regina

Phone: 306.721.2666
Toll Free: 1.800.667.7710
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

Saskatoon

Phone: 306.934.3555
Toll Free: 1.800.667.9761
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

Swift Current

Phone: 306.773.2951
Toll Free: 1.800.219.8867
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Parts & Service on-call available)

Let us know how we can help

Let us know how we can help

1.866.659.5866

After-Hours Emergency Parts & Service

We're here to help, regardless of the day and time. Contact the number above to access emergency parts and service assistance 24/7.

CASE Introduces OEM Universal Machine Control Compatibility Kit

CASE Construction Equipment has developed a universal machine control option for its production class M Series dozers (1150M, 1650M and 2050M) that makes each machine factory compatible with all major suppliers of machine control technology, including Topcon, Trimble, and CASE precision partner Leica Geosystems, within a single “universal machine control” option.

CASE universal machine control provides a universal harness for blade guidance systems, universal machine brackets and mounts, and universal jumpers to integrate any industry solution into each dozer. This allows CASE dozers to be deployed, straight from the dealer, into any fleet-wide precision or machine control solution an owner/operator/contractor may deploy on their worksites. It also helps improve retained and resale value, as that CASE dozer will be compatible with any solution during resale into its 2nd or 3rd operational lifespan.

It also provides customers the peace of mind and flexibility to prepare their dozer for retrofit of precision solutions after the purchase, without having to change mounting points or wiring harnesses on the dozer depending on the system provider of their choice.

CASE is dedicated to customers success by providing additional help with the adoption of precision with a limited-time offer of a free SiteControl CoPilot system, powered by Leica Geosystems, with the purchase of a universal machine control-equipped dozer with Leica ready option (when purchased through a CASE dealer). CoPilot bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems, and offers a cost-effective entry into 2D and 3D machine control technology.

Transitioning Snow Removal Equipment from Winter to Spring

We spend time preparing our equipment for snow removal and other cold weather work in late fall or early winter, but what steps do we take to get our equipment ready to transition back into dirt work in the spring? From checking and changing fluids, examining hoses and attachments, to doing a thorough cleaning and ensuring that all salt is cleaned from the machine – having a transition plan from season-to-season helps ensure the long-term performance and value of your equipment.

Clean-Up, Grease Up
Get each machine into a warm bay or other dry place and give it a thorough cleaning and inspection. Look for signs of wear or damage, any leaks, or any other anomaly that might indicate a problem. Thawing and freezing cycles and the presence of water can wreak havoc on greasing systems… make sure each grease point is serviced as recommended in the owner’s manual.

Thoroughly Inspect Tires/Tracks
Just as with your daily driver, winter weather can affect tires and tracks, as well as tire pressure. Inspect tires, rims, tracks and undercarriage components for any new wear or stress from the winter work, and fix/replace accordingly. Inflate tires to recommended pressures.

Make Sure Batteries are Charged/In Working Order
Cold weather is hard on batteries — you don’t want to be stuck with a machine that won’t start when earthwork begins. Check to make sure each machine’s battery can retain a charge and that all connections are in good working order.

Ensure Fluid Quality Through Testing
Freezing cycles and the presence of water affects different fluids in different ways — and snow removal work is deceptively dirty, with the presence of salt, sand and other materials/chemicals often coming into contact with the machine. These contaminants can find any number of ways to get into fluid reservoirs – a testing program in the spring helps ensure fluid quality and the integrity of each related system, including the performance of filters and pumps. Testing kits, such as the 4-in-1 Systemgard™ testing kit from CASE, make it easy to check engine oil, coolant, transmission/hydraulic oil and diesel fuel.

Do I Need to Adjust Engine Oil?
Adjusting engine oils based on region used to be more of a requirement than it is today as engine oil technology has evolved. All CASE equipment comes factory filled today with a 10W-40 semi-synthetic oil which has drain intervals up to 600 hours and can work well in ambient temperatures ranging from -13 up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit — and in even colder temperatures with an engine oil pan heater.

Inspect Cooling System and Coolant
Check to ensure that the cooling system is working properly, and ensure that the coolant is topped off and at the proper concentrations. It is important to note that all Tier 4 CASE equipment uses OAT (Organic Acid Technology) coolant. If your machine takes OAT, it must only be topped off with OAT — a mix of OAT and non-OAT (such as XHD) coolant used in older machines will lead to gelling. OAT can be tested with a 3-way test strip, which will read pH, ethylene glycol and nitrite levels — nitrite levels should always be at zero as OAT does not contain nitrites.

Check Fittings and Hoses
Freezing and thawing cycles can also be tough on hoses and connections, as well as on many fittings throughout the machine. Inspect all fittings, from attachments to the engine compartment, to make sure nothing is leaking or damaged. Review, clean and grease latching points on attachment fit-up points as needed.  

Properly Store Attachments
What do you do with all of the snow attachments that you won’t use when it’s time to play in the dirt? Store each attachment in a dry location, where possible, and give each attachment a thorough inspection before stowing away for the summer so that you’re not surprised with any downtime when the winter wind blows again.     

(The previous article “CASE Introduces OEM Universal Machine Control Compatibility Kit” was archived on “April 4, 2018” from “http://caseatwork.com”)

Share on:

To keep up to date on news and promotions sign up for our newsletter.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Redhead Equipment, Box 32098, Hwy 1 E, Regina, SK, S4N 7L2, http://redheadequipment.ca. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact