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Case Construction rolls out new line of asphalt rollers


March 19, 2013
By Andrew Macklin


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dvseriesMarch 19, 2013, Racine, Wis. – Case Construction Equipment
introduced today its next generation of asphalt compaction equipment
with an updated line of small double drum asphalt rollers.

 
The new DV series – the DV23, DV26, DV 36 and DV45 – combines a compact size, excellent maneuverability and visibility, with the same control features found in heavy asphalt rollers.
The DV series small tandem rollers feature a tapered offset drum and high curb clearance, allowing users to compact right up to high curbs or other tight areas. Making them ideal for parking lots, bike paths, tennis courts and other small to medium sized projects.
The four new models, replacing the DV201, 202 and 204 are part of Case's complete line of compaction equipment that can handle anything from coarse bases compaction to hot-mix asphalt surfaces.
“The
narrow hood design on our new line of DV Series small compactors gives
operators the ability to see right down to the edge of the drum, which
is critical in tight spaces, and sets Case equipment apart from
competitors,” says Katie Pullen, Case brand marketing manager.
“Contractors want to eliminate the amount of foot compacting they need
to do, and these machines allow operators to get closer to areas than
they ever could before.”
 
Pullen
explains that the small DV Series compactors also have a tighter
turning radius, which improves compaction times, and the offset tapered
drums reduce asphalt tearing while compacting around curves.
 
Operators
can further maximize productivity with standard dual amplitudes and
dual frequencies. The Tier 4 Interim Yanmar engine on the small DV
Series compactors delivers the same high centrifugal forces and
frequencies as the competition, but at lower RPMs, making the machines
more fuel efficient. Low overhead clearance is no problem with the
standard foldable rollover protection system (ROPS).
 
“These small DV compactors
offer superior compaction capabilities for a variety of asphalts, and
the pressurized water tanks ensure there’s no wasted water and
consistent flow, even on hills,” Pullen says.
 
Operator comfort remains a top priority for Case, and the DV Series compactors feature an iso-mounted
operator platform that minimizes vibration and reduces operator
fatigue. Operators also have superior visibility to the drum edge on
both sides of the machine with a lateral sliding seat as standard
equipment, even on the smallest machine. The automatic vibration control
system includes automatic or operator-controlled start and stop to the
drum.
 
The
machines are built to minimize maintenance time and maximize
productivity for years to come. Routine maintenance is performed easily
with the gas strut assist opening hood and unmatched access to key
internal engine components. The compactors feature an external fuel fill
and Teflon articulation joint. In addition, all check points are
conveniently located on one side of the machine for faster service.
 
The
Case DV23, DV26, DV36 and DV45 asphalt rollers have drum widths ranging
from 39 inches (1,000 mm) to 54 inches (1,380 mm), and operating
weights from 4,960 lb (2,250 kg) to 10,295 lb (4,670 kg).
 
For additional information on the DV series click here .