Case 721E XT Performance Leads To Second Order For Nordwest Energie
- 18 June 2012
- Company & Industry News
German recycling company energy provider Nordwest Energie has replaced two telescopic handlers with a single Case 721E XT wheeled loader and is now ordering a second machine. The loaders are used to stockpile a variety of timber products that are sold as fuel for heating installations, a task previously carried out by the telescopic machines.
Supplied by local dealer Casecon, the first loader was equipped with a 10m3 light material bucket and 26.5 X Mine tyres to prevent punctures when loading waste. The machine is used exclusively on hard concrete standing within the firm's operation.
"We have to move roughly 100,000m3 of material per year. But this volume has to be moved up to three times before it is finally loaded as a finished product," says Nordwest Energie general manager Gerold Hochartz. "We have also taken over for our local community the storage of waste paper that must also be loaded onto trucks."
Productivity And Performance
For Nordwest Energie, volume is more important than weight, which is why the company has opted for such a large bucket. However the 721E XT has been such a success that Nordwest Energie has recently ordered a second machine.
"After the performance of the first machine it was clear that the wheeled loader was more productive than two telescopic machines," says Mr. Hochartz. "However a real surprise has been the extremely economic fuel consumption of the wheeled loaders. This has led to the order of the second machine with Casecon."
The second machine has been supplied with a specially fabricated 5.5m3 high-tip bucket, to handle old pallets, recycled wood and waste paper. This loader has also been specified with a wider, flotation tyre, allowing it to operate on softer ground conditions outside the Nordwest Energie facility.
"We have with these two loaders exactly the machines that we need to make our operation successful," says Mr Hochartz. "Casecon has worked with us to deliver the right solution for our requirements."
Further Developments Will Allow Additional Customisation
Casecon's managing director Bernard Tecklenborg is particularly excited by the recent launch of the F Series 721 by Case. The new machine will allow even more customisation, to tailor the loader to meet the customer's individual requirements. With heavy duty axles, 100% locking differentials and the option of a five-speed transmission, this new generation of loader will deliver even better productivity and performance for customers like Nordwest Energie.