Case to Supply More Than 500 New Backhoe Loaders to U.S. Army

The United States Army has awarded Case Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH, a five-year contract valued at over $50 million for more than 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, these Case HMEE Type III machines are 14-foot class backhoe loaders that incorporate features and technology, such as pilot controls, Ride Control and Pro Control hydraulic system.

In addition to this contract award, 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.

This most-recent military 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.

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