CASE CX160D Full Size Excavator


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The CASE CX160D is ideally suited for various applications, from digging basements and trenches to sculpting retention ponds. This conventional-swing excavator embodies the strength and precision of the CASE D Series, designed for ease of transport and ownership, making it an ideal fit for various jobsite sizes.

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CASE CX160D Full Size Excavator

The CASE CX160D is ideally suited for various applications, from digging basements and trenches to sculpting retention ponds. This conventional-swing excavator embodies the strength and precision of the CASE D Series, designed for ease of transport and ownership, making it an ideal fit for various jobsite sizes.

CX160D Features

Key Features:

  • Versatile Applications: Ideal for digging, trenching, and pond finishing.
  • Ease of Transport & Ownership: Designed for convenience on and off the jobsite.
  • CASE ProCare Protection: Ensures peace of mind with comprehensive support.

Enhanced Productivity:

  • Faster Cycle Times: Achieves up to 5% improvement with an advanced hydraulic system.
  • Control & Customization: Includes standard Free-Swing feature for load control, LED light package for night operations, control pattern selector, and power mode selector.
  • Hydraulic System Components:
    • Electronically controlled hydraulic pump
    • Larger control valve
    • Solenoid valve

Fuel Efficiency & Compliance:

  • SCR Solution: Allows the engine to run at peak performance while meeting Tier 4 Final emissions standards.
  • Maintenance Simplified: No need for a Diesel Particulate Filter, reducing downtime.

Operator Comfort & Visibility:

  • Spacious Cab: More entry room and foot space for operator comfort.
  • Air-Ride Seat: Equipped with fore/aft sliding, tilt, reclining, adjustable lumbar support, and a heater.
  • Adjustable Controls: Armrests and pedals adjust to fit operator preferences.
  • In-Cab Amenities:
    • Bluetooth radio
    • Sunlight-responsive climate control system
    • 7″ widescreen color monitor with constant rear camera view

Easy Serviceability:

  • Routine Maintenance Made Easy: Features include a standard oil sample port, grouped service points, tilt-out coolers, and auto-locking side panels.
  • Safety Enhancements: Additional handrails for improved accessibility.

Precision Technology with OEM-Fit Machine Control:

  • Advanced Solutions: Optional OEM-Fit 2D and 3D machine control systems enhance excavation accuracy.
  • Expert Installation: Installed and tested by certified CASE precision specialists.
  • Investment Value: Increases machine residual and resale value, confirming system compatibility.

CX160D Standard Equipment

Engine & Fuel Economy:

  • Engine Model: Isuzu AR-4JJ1X, Tier 4 Final Certified
  • Emission Solutions: Includes Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), and Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR)
  • Performance Features: Four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with VGT turbocharger, electronic fuel injection, and a high-pressure standard rail system
  • Safety and Maintenance: Features neutral safety start, auto-engine warm-up, glow-plug pre-heat, Engine Protection Feature (EPF), and a 500-hour engine oil change interval
  • Fuel Efficiency Enhancements: Fuel Economy Assist System (FEA) and no Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) requirement


  • Advanced Controls: Auto power boost, auto swing priority, and selectable work modes for optimized performance
  • Assistance Systems: Arm speed and boom speed assistance through dual pump flow, bucket curl assist, and Free Swing feature for improved load control
  • Maintenance and Safety: Hydraulic oil sample port, SAHR brake, and 5,000-hour hydraulic oil change interval

Upper Structure:

  • Visibility and Safety: Equipped with ISO mirrors, viscous cab mounts, upper mounted work light, and swivel guard belly pan
  • Accessibility and Security: Features include a handrail for RH access, a lockable fuel cap, and service doors

Operator Environment:

  • Comfort and Control: ROPS-protected pressurized cab with a heated high-back cloth seat, air suspension, adjustable armrests, and low-effort joystick controls
  • Convenience Features: Includes an LED color monitor, on-board diagnostic system, AM/FM radio with Bluetooth, rear-view camera, and climate control
  • Safety Measures: Equipped with an emergency exit, safety glass windows, and an anti-theft system


  • Versatile Options: Comes standard with a 16 ft 11 in boom, 8 ft 7 in arm, heavy-duty bucket linkage, and auxiliary pipe brackets
  • Enhanced Durability: Features centralized grease fittings, attachment cushion valve, and arm and boom regeneration


  • Robust Design: 23.6 in triple semi-grouser steel shoes, full overlap turntable bearing tub, and hydraulic track adjustment for stability and durability


  • CASE SiteWatch™: Includes hardware and a 3-year Advanced data subscription for comprehensive machine management

CX160D Optional Equipment

Engine Enhancements:

  • Refueling Pump: Simplify the process with an added refueling pump, ensuring efficiency and reducing downtime

Advanced Hydraulics:

  • Auxiliary Hydraulics Options:
    • Single acting/joystick activated for straightforward hydraulic tools.
    • Double acting/joystick activated with thumb for versatile attachment operation.
    • Multi-function with electronic pressure control for precise control of complex attachments
    • Secondary low-flow for attachments requiring less hydraulic flow
    • Proportional hydraulic controls for fine-tuned operation
  • Safety Features: Hose Burst Check Valve (HBCV) to prevent potential injury or damage from hose failure

Attachments for Every Job:

  • Long Arm: Extend your reach with a 10 ft 0 in long arm option
  • Quick Coupler: Facilitate easy attachment changes with the CASE multi-pin grabber
  • Tool Selection: Choose from heavy-duty/extreme-duty/ditching buckets, hammers, thumbs, and compaction plates for diverse job requirements
  • Load Holding Control: Enhance safety and control when lifting heavy loads

Upper Structure Protection:

  • Rubber Bumper Guard: Protect your machine’s upper structure with a rubber bumper guard available through Service Parts

Undercarriage Customization:

  • Steel Shoes: Upgrade to 27.6 in triple semi-grouser steel shoes for enhanced stability and traction
  • Track Guides: Add triple track guides for increased track alignment and stability

Operator Environment Enhancements:

  • Safety Guards: Equip your cab with FOPS level 2 cab top guard and front grill/rock guards for additional protection
  • Vandal Guard: Secure your machine with a vandal guard for the front window
  • Visibility Aids: Opt for a rain deflector, sun visor, and side-view camera to enhance operator visibility and comfort
  • LED Package: Improve visibility in low-light conditions with a comprehensive LED package including a side view camera and six LED lights

Machine Control Solutions:

  • Leica iCON iXE2 – 2D System: Achieve precise grading and excavation with a state-of-the-art 2D system
  • Leica iCON iXE3 – 3D System: For complex projects requiring exact dimensions and slopes, the 3D system offers advanced excavation control

CX160D Specs

ModelIsuzu AR-4JJ1X
EmissionsCEGR, SCR, DOC
Emissions CertificationTier 4 Final
FuelRequires ultra-low sulfur fuel, B5 biodiesel tolerant
TypeWater-cooled, 4-cycle, high pressure common rail system, Turbocharger w/ air-cooled intercooler, SCR system
Cylinders4-cylinder in-line
Displacement183 in³ (3 L)
Bore/Stroke3.76 x 4.13 in (95.4 x 104.9 mm)
Fuel InjectionDirect injection – electronic
Fuel FilterReplaceable, full flow spin-on cartridge
Air FilterDry type element w/ warning restriction indicator
Oil FilterReplaceable, full flow spin-on cartridge
Engine GradeabilitySide-to-side 35°, Fore and aft 35°
Net Horsepower – SAE J1349 @ 2200 RPM112 hp (83.2 kW)
Gross Horsepower – ISO 14396 @ 2200 RPM115 hp (86.0 kW)
Net Max. Torque – SAE J1349 @ 1800 RPM257 lbf·ft (349 N·m)
Cooling Operating Range109° to -13°F (43° to -25°C)
OilRequires low-ash oil CJ-4
Travel ControlDual-stage relief/counterbalance design
BrakesMechanical disc
Service BrakesSAHR disc – each motor
Two-Speed TravelMax. high speed 3.4 mph (5.4 km/h), Max. low speed 1.7 mph (2.8 km/h)
Automatic DownshiftYes
Drawbar Pull36,100 lbf (160 kN)
Gradeability70% – 35° Slope
Voltage24 Volts
Alternator Rating50 amp
Batteries2 x 12 Volt
Battery Reserve Capacity72 Ah/5 hour
Work Lights4 (24 Volt/70 watt) – 1 boom, 1 upper, 2 cab
Air-Conditioner Output18,100 BTU/hr
Heater Output20,150 BTU/hr
Sound Level Inside Cab – ISO639570 dBA
Electrical Outlet12 Volt
Cab Interior Light10 watt
Rear View CameraStandard
SeatHeated, air-suspension
Boom16 ft 11 in (5,150 mm)
Arm Options8 ft 7 in (2.62 m), 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)
Bucket Digging Force25,200 lbf (112 kN) w/ auto power up 26,500 lbf (118 kN)
Operating Weight38,400 lb (17,400 kg) w/ shoes 2 ft 0 in (600 mm), w/ boom 16 ft 11 in (5,150 mm), w/ arm 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m), w/ bucket 1,067 lb (484 kg), w/ counterweight 6,980 lb (3,170 kg)
Note: Digging force ratings based on ISO6015. Operating weight includes operator, full fuel, and standard equipment.

CX160D Dimensions

Dimension8 ft 7 in (2.62 m) Arm10 ft 0 in (3.04 m) Arm
A. Overall Height9 ft 9 in (2,960 mm)10 ft 3 in (3,130 mm)
B. Cab Height9 ft 9 in (2,970 mm)9 ft 9 in (2,970 mm)
C. Overall Length – With Attachment27 ft 9 in (8,460 mm)27 ft 11 in (8,520 mm)
D. Overall Length – Without Attachment14 ft 6 in (4,430 mm)14 ft 6 in (4,430 mm)
E. Width of Upper Structure8 ft 4 in (2,530 mm)8 ft 4 in (2,530 mm)
F. Track Overall Length13 ft 1 in (3,990 mm)13 ft 1 in (3,990 mm)
G. Track Overall Width with 23.6 in Shoes8 ft 6 in (2,590 mm)8 ft 6 in (2,590 mm)
H. Track Shoe Width2 ft 0 in (600 mm)2 ft 0 in (600 mm)
I. Center to Center – Idler to Sprocket10 ft 6 in (3,190 mm)10 ft 6 in (3,190 mm)
J. Upper Structure Ground Clearance3 ft 4 in (1,020 mm)3 ft 4 in (1,020 mm)
K. Minimum Ground Clearance1 ft 5 in (420 mm)1 ft 5 in (420 mm)
L. Rear Tail Swing Radius8 ft 1 in (2,470 mm)8 ft 1 in (2,470 mm)


Base & Extended Warranty Coverage

CASE ProCare applicable on select new heavy machine orders.

See your CASE dealer for model availability and timing.