Another Army Contract For Case

Posted on April 25, 2007

In the latest of a growing number of military contracts it has achieved in recent months, the U.S. Army TACOM (Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command) has announced the award of a contract valued at more than $160 million to Case Construction Equipment to build nearly 1500 compact track loaders and more than 1,900 skid steers during a 10-year period.

“Case earned this award based on our response to a request for proposal that included among its key criteria the ability to support the vehicles with parts and technical services globally, the technical performance and reliability of our machines, and our past performance in supporting other military contracts,” said Jim Hasler, vice president, Case Construction Equipment. “In all these areas, Case was evaluated as ‘Excellent,’ and Case skid steers and compact track loaders were deemed to provide the best overall value to the military.”

The Tier 3-compliant machines, designated the M400T and M400W for tracked and wheeled units, respectively, will be built at the Case manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kan., to exclusive military specifications. Each machine will be delivered with four attachments—a four-in-one bucket, auger, hydraulic hammer and pallet forks, all housed in a self-contained, transportable module.

Case will deliver the first test machines in 2008, with proposed production continuing through 2017.

During the past 36 months, Case has earned military contracts valued at more than $270 million. In 2005, Case was awarded a contract to deliver more than 500 new backhoe loaders to U.S. Army forces around the globe.