Case 430 / 440

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by atwoodmar, May 14, 2006.

  1. atwoodmar

    atwoodmar LawnSite Member
    from pueblo
    Posts: 4

    Any downsides to buying the 2005-6 Case 430 or 440 series? I've heard that "Case's pilot controls" haven't been release yet, but the Servo-assist hand controls felt very good with 15-minutes of testing.

    :confused: Any war stories? Durability is a key buying decision; the other contender is the comparably priced Cat 432B at around $28k
     
  2. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Are you comparing a Case skid-steer to a Cat backhoe loader? (432B is a backhoe loader... unless you meant the 232B, a skid steer?)
     
  3. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Maybe he meant the 242B Cat skid steer?
     
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, at $28k he is pricing the 232b most likely :)

    I'll take 10 432B's for $28k :D
     
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I ordered a 440 which came in last week. Cab, ride control, two speed, hyd. QC it was about 34K. I will pick it up tomorrow if I have a chance. I thought the latest generation of the CASE controls (not including the pilots) is exceptional, very low effort and very responsive. The demo machine I ran last fall was lightening quick. I bought mine on a 3K hour extended warranty offer CASE was running last month. I am hoping it will be as dependable as my 70XT has been. The hydrualic components were changed from Eaton to Rex Roth and the engine is new, the two speed is new to this size machine. The cab has been updated. So there have been plenty of changes hopefully durability is still standard.
     
  6. atwoodmar

    atwoodmar LawnSite Member
    from pueblo
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    Thanks for the tips.
     
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    What did you end up with?
     
  8. atwoodmar

    atwoodmar LawnSite Member
    from pueblo
    Posts: 4

    We bought a Case 420 package -- a demo machine with about 7 hours. The self-leveling feature was much more important than anticipated; also ride-control as a bonus, foot-throttle and the battery disconnect panel (lockable) in the engine compartment.

    Curious - I think you mentioned Rex Roth made hydraulic pumps (at least in the 440 units) ... do you know who OEM's the diesels in the 400-series?
     
  9. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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    atwoodmar, out of curiosity, what made you pick the Case?
     
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    The diesel engine is made by Iveco (spelling incorrect). The engine is a subsidary of CASE/Cummings. I really was not happy initially when I learned that the 3.9 would no longer be apart of the CASE skid steers. I have to say that I have not missed it. This new engine (in the 440) has better lugging ability and is better on fuel. It is quieter at idle but has a bizzare high pitched noise when running at full rpm. Over all it is a power house of an engine.

    Tigerotor: He got the CASE because obviously the guy has class!:drinkup:
     

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