Case To Supply 500 Backhoe Loaders To Army
A five-year contract valued at more than $50 million has been awarded by the United States Army to Case Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH, for 500 High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE) Type III backhoe loaders. Delivery will begin in 2006, with completion set for 2010.
Customized to meet unique Army requirements, the Case HMEE Type III machines are 14-foot class backhoe loaders that incorporate features and technology from the Case M Series 2, such as pilot controls, Ride Control and Pro Control hydraulic system.
The contract is the first with CNH involving the manufacture of new machines. Work is to be completed at the CNH manufacturing plant in Burlington, Iowa.
In addition to this contract, the company has earned several other U.S. Military contracts in recent months, with a combined value of more than $36 million.
These awards include the remanufacture of 400 Case MW24C wheel loaders to original equipment specifications for the U.S. Army National Guard, the refurbishing (RESET) of 100 Case MW24C wheel loaders to fully mission-capable standards for the U.S. Army, and the re-powering of 500 Case M4K forklifts for the U.S. Army.
Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment, including loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts.