CASE 588H Rough Terrain Forklift


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The CASE 588H Rough Terrain Forklift combines high-performance capabilities with innovative design to meet the demanding needs of various terrains and lifting requirements. This Tier 4 Final forklift sets new productivity, fuel efficiency, comfort, and serviceability standards.


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CASE 588H Rough Terrain Forklift

The CASE 588H Rough Terrain Forklift combines high-performance capabilities with innovative design to meet the demanding needs of various terrains and lifting requirements. This Tier 4 Final forklift sets new productivity, fuel efficiency, comfort, and serviceability standards.

588H Features

Productivity at Its Peak:

  • Lift and Speed: With lifting capacities up to 8,000 lbs and roading speeds up to 24 mph (38.6 km/h), the 588H ensures fast and efficient material handling.
  • Visibility and Design: The unique wide-channel, dual-mast design eliminates the need for a third mast, providing unparalleled forward visibility. The low-profile hood and perforated steel canopy enhance rearward visibility, ensuring safety and precision even at full lift height.
  • Versatility: Optional 4-wheel drive, standard differential lock, and 60° mast tilt adapt the 588H to various terrains and tasks. The zero-tail swing design and industry-standard ITA class 3 carriage accommodate various attachments, enhancing flexibility in tight spaces.

Unmatched Fuel Efficiency:

  • Tier 4 Final Solution: The efficient 74 horsepower, 3.4-liter FPT engine employs a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) to achieve at least 5% better fuel efficiency than previous models while adhering to current environmental standards and delivering faster response times.

Enhanced Comfort and Visibility:

  • Operator-Centric Design: The absence of a third mast and the narrow operating console significantly improve front visibility. The spacious operating platform and optional deluxe suspension ensure operator comfort, even on rough terrain.
  • Clear Rear View: The low-profile hood design maintains a clear view behind the machine, allowing for safe and confident operation.

Ease of Serviceability:

  • Maintenance Made Simple: Daily maintenance is quick and easy, thanks to tool-free swing-out access doors, spin-on filters, ground-level site gauges, and grouped service points. This design ethos extends the machine’s performance and lifespan with minimal downtime.
  • Hassle-Free Upkeep: The axles are designed for straightforward servicing without requiring complete disassembly, ensuring the 588H remains operational with minimal effort.

The CASE 588H Rough Terrain Forklift is engineered to elevate operational standards in challenging environments, offering a blend of performance, efficiency, and operator comfort unmatched in its class. Its thoughtful design and robust capabilities make it an invaluable addition to any fleet, ready to tackle the demands of modern construction sites and material handling tasks.

588H Standard Equipment

Explore the Standard Features of the CASE 588H Rough Terrain Forklift:

Engine Excellence:

  • Powerplant: Equipped with the robust FPT 3.4 L Diesel engine, which features cooled EGR and a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst for efficient operation.
  • Reliability: Full flow engine oil filter, air cleaner with a replaceable dry-type radial seal, and an insulated crankcase ventilation (CCV) hose ensure long-lasting performance.
  • Cold Weather Readiness: Comes with glow plugs, a block heater, and antifreeze protection down to -34°F (-37°C) for reliable cold-weather starts.

Mast Capabilities:

  • Versatile Lift Options: Choose between a 15 ft standard mast with a 2,468 lb capacity or a 22 ft standard mast capable of lifting 3,183 lb, meeting various lifting needs.


  • Efficient Cooling: A heavy-duty hydraulic oil cooler keeps the system at optimal temperatures during intensive operations.
  • Filtration: A 7-micron, spin-on oil filter ensures clean hydraulic fluid, prolonging system life.

Operator Environment:

  • Safety First: ROPS/FOPS certified protective canopy and a wide walk-through platform for secure and easy access.
  • Comfort Features: Includes a vinyl seat with a 3 in (76 mm) seatbelt and molded front fenders for enhanced operator comfort and safety.
  • Visibility and Control: Rearview mirrors on both sides, a comprehensive gauge, and a warning light panel keep operators informed and in control.


  • Robust Axles: Front axle options include 2/4WD heavy-duty outboard planetary drive paired with durable 19.5 L x 24 tires. The rear axle options cater to 2WD and 4WD configurations, ensuring traction in various terrains.
  • Transmission: 4F-4R Power Shuttle Synchromesh Transmission with a torque converter facilitates smooth gear changes and efficient power delivery.
  • Enhanced Controls: Features on-the-go electric 4WD control, electric F/R shuttle control, and electric differential lock control for versatile maneuvering.

Additional Amenities:

  • Convenience: A lockable storage compartment and swing-out side panel engine access are available for easy maintenance.
  • Secure Transport: Front and rear tie-downs and reflective logos for increased visibility.
  • Illumination Package: Comprehensive light package includes front and rear halogen lights, turn signals, hazard warnings, and more for optimal visibility in all working conditions.

The CASE 588H Rough Terrain Forklift is built to deliver high performance, durability, and operator comfort, making it a perfect fit for challenging terrains and demanding material handling tasks. With its comprehensive standard features, the 588H is designed to enhance productivity and ensure safety in various work environments.

588H Optional Equipment

Mast, Forks, and Carriage Customizations:

  • Adaptable Masts: Choose from a 15 ft standard mast for routine lifting tasks or upgrade to a 22 ft standard mast for increased reach and capability.
  • Fork Selections: To suit various pallet handling needs, opt for 48-inch pallet forks in either ITA Class 3 hook or shaft type. A 60-inch backrest is also available for enhanced load stability.
  • Custom Combinations: Explore other mast, fork, and carriage configurations tailored to specific requirements through Special Feature requests.

Hydraulic Enhancements:

  • Auxiliary Hydraulics: A 4-section valve for auxiliary hydraulics expands the forklift’s versatility, allowing the use of various attachments and tools.

Operator Environment Upgrades:

  • Load Control: Improve load handling and stability on uneven terrains with the optional load control system.
  • Seating Comfort: Upgrade to a deluxe suspension seat equipped with lumbar support and height adjustments, which will ensure operator comfort during long shifts.

Additional Options:

  • Customization: Make your forklift stand out or match your company’s fleet with special paint options.
  • Sitewatch Telematics: CASE Sitewatch Telematics, including hardware and subscription services, enhances fleet management, maintenance scheduling, and operational efficiency.

588H Specs

ModelFPT F5HFL463D
Emissions CertificationTier 4 Final
TypeDiesel, 4-stroke, turbocharged
Bore/Stroke3.9 in x 4.33 in (99 mm x 110 mm)
Displacement207 in³ (3.4 L)
Fuel InjectionDirect high pressure common rail
CoolingCharged air
Engine Speeds RPM*
Rated Speed, Full Load2200
Low Idle900 – 1000
High Idle, No Load2330 – 2430
Horsepower @ 2200 RPMGross: 74 hp (55 kW) / Net: 68 hp (51 kW)
Maximum Torque @ 1400 RPMGross: 233 lb·ft (316 N·m) / Net: 220 lb·ft (298 N·m)
Torque Rise at Rated Speed35% +/- 5%
Core Size Area486 in² (3 145 cm²)
Rows of Tubes5
33° Fan
Style7 blade suction
Transmission – Standard4F-4R Power Shuttle Synchromesh TransmissionManual gear shift, fully synchronized
Gear RatiosForward/Reverse: 1st 5.603, 2nd 3.481, 3rd 1.584, 4th 0.793
Travel Speeds mph (kph)1st 3.8 (6.1), 2nd 6.1 (9.8), 3rd 12.8 (20.6), 4th* 24.0 (38.6)*At 2330 engine RPM w/ 19.5 L x 24 tires
Torque Converter Ratio3.01
Differential LockOn-the-go push-button activation
Drive/Steer Axle
Differential Ratio2.5/2.0
Planetary Hub Ratio6.4/6.0
Total Reduction Ratio16.0/12.0
Service BrakesIndividually applied, hydraulically actuated, outboard mounted, wet disc, 2 per side
Parking BrakesTransmission Mounted spring applied hydraulic release – SAHR
NOTE*Meets federal emission regulations.

588H Dimensions

Dimension15 ft Standard Mast22 ft Standard Mast
A. Overall Height to Top of Mast10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)
B. Overall Operating Height18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)
C. Maximum Fork Height15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)22 ft 0 in (6.71 m)
D. Overall Height to Top of ROPS104.1 in (2,645 mm)104.1 in (2,645 mm)
E. Overall Length with 48 in Forks17 ft 1 in (5.21 m)17 ft 2 in (5.23 m)
F. Wheelbase2WD: 84 in (2.13 m)2WD: 84 in (2.13 m)
4WD: 84.5 in (2.15 m)4WD: 84.5 in (2.15 m)
G. Ground Clearance2WD: 10.3 in (260 mm)2WD: 10.3 in (260 mm)
4WD: 10.3 in (260 mm)4WD: 10.3 in (260 mm)
H. Forward Mast Tilt45º45º
I. Backward Mast Tilt15º15º
Overall Width – Outside Tires7 ft 4 in (2,236 mm)7 ft 4 in (2,236 mm)
Mast Side Shift – Right3 in (76 mm)3 in (76 mm)
Mast Side Shift – Left3 in (76 mm)3 in (76 mm)


Base & Extended Warranty Coverage

  • 1-Year/Unlimited-Hour Full-Coverage Base Limited Warranty
  • 2-Year /2,000-Hour Extended Engine Warranty

Engine Warranty – Warrants all internal, lubricated parts that are captured between the valve cover and oil pan, cylinder block and head, exhaust manifold, front cover and flywheel housing, turbocharger, engine oil cooler and water pump.

Drive Train Warranty – Drive (flex) plates / flywheel, drive axle assembly, drive couplings, drive shafts / universal joints, final drive / planetary, hydraulic drive motor, hydraulic drive pump, hydraulic pump when used as a power source for drive pump or drive motor, propulsion planetary drive, pump drive coupling, pump drive gearbox, seals in idlers and rollers, swing reducer transmission, torque converter, track steering brakes and clutch, transfer gear group, transmission charge pump, transmission / transmission control valve, transmission electronic controller, trencher drive gearbox, turntable bearing / swing gear / hydraulic swivel, and wet brakes / wet clutch.

Purchased Protection

Purchased Protection Plan is an extension of the factory base and extended coverage available at an additional cost. Your CASE dealer can help you determine the plan that fits your needs. Plans are available up to six-years / 7,500 hours on CASE Forklift models.

Please see your CASE dealer for limitations, exclusions, and confirmation of policies in effect. The CASE Warranty remains in effect during the Warranty Period if the owner performs the required maintenance at the recommended intervals outlined in the product’s operator’s manual and the unit is operated within its rated capacity. Genuine CASE service parts or CASE approved service parts that meet CASE specifications must be used for maintenance and repairs.