CASE CX170E Full-Size Excavator


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The CASE CX170E Full-Size Excavator is pivotal in residential construction and utility work on grand commercial developments. Dubbed both a productivity powerhouse and a precision instrument, it is designed to tackle tasks like basement hogging, trench digging, and continuous truck loading with unparalleled ease. Its transportability makes it an ideal choice for businesses of various sizes, embodying the pinnacle of versatility and performance.

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CASE CX170E Full-Size Excavator

The CASE CX170E Full-Size Excavator is pivotal in residential construction and utility work on grand commercial developments. Dubbed both a productivity powerhouse and a precision instrument, it is designed to tackle tasks like basement hogging, trench digging, and continuous truck loading with unparalleled ease. Its transportability makes it an ideal choice for businesses of various sizes, embodying the pinnacle of versatility and performance.

CX170E Features

A Revolutionized Command Center

  • Advanced Display: A groundbreaking 10-inch LCD display serves as the nerve center, offering enhanced visibility and access to cameras, machine data, and controls.
  • Customizable Views: Features include simultaneously displaying rear, side view, and Max View™ perspectives while accessing crucial machine data and controls.
  • Personalized Operation: Intuitive customization capabilities allow operators to tailor the workspace to their preferences, with four new operating modes and up to 10 throttle settings to fine-tune performance.
  • Eco Mode: The innovative Eco mode significantly reduces fuel consumption by up to 18%, making the CX170E a leader in efficiency.

Unmatched Hydraulic Control

  • Hydraulic Flow Control Balance: This feature lets operators prioritize hydraulic flow for specific movements, enhancing responsiveness and efficiency based on the task and operator preference.

A Robust Attachment Platform

  • Versatile Attachment Management: The CX170E allows for storing and setting numerous attachments within the LCD monitor, catering to one-way and two-way hydraulic attachments.
  • Optimized Attachment Performance: Operators can adjust the power directed to attachments, ensuring optimal performance while preventing potential damage or downtime.

Enhanced Engine Power

  • FPT Industrial Engines: The new engines offer increased torque, horsepower, transient response, simplified emissions, and extended service intervals, making the CX170E both powerful and easy to maintain.

Precision Solutions from CASE

  • OEM-Fit Machine Control: Featured on the CX170E, these solutions guarantee an optimal match between machine and technology, installed and tested by CASE-certified specialists. This integration simplifies the acquisition process and enhances the machine’s residual/resale value.

Collaborative Fleet Management for Increased Uptime

  • Advanced Connectivity: With the new SiteConnect Module and SiteManager App, the CX170E offers remote analysis capabilities. This allows certified CASE technicians to diagnose and address issues efficiently, ensuring greater uptime.
  • Enhanced Telematics Data: Real-time monitoring and improved collaboration between equipment owners, dealers, and the manufacturer ensure meticulous maintenance management, service intervals, and overall machine record-keeping.

Protected by CASE ProCare

The CASE CX170E Full-Size Excavator comes with the assurance of ProCare, providing peace of mind and controlled owning and operating costs through:

  • Comprehensive Warranty: A three-year, 3,000-hour full-machine factory warranty.
  • Planned Maintenance: A three-year, 2,000-hour planned maintenance contract.
  • SiteWatch™ Telematics: A three-year subscription ensuring optimal machine management.

CX170E Standard Equipment

Engine & Fuel Efficiency:

  • Engine Model: FPT NEF4, Tier 4 Final/Stage V Certified, ensuring compliance with the latest emissions regulations.
  • Innovative Technologies: For optimal performance, it includes a Selective Catalytic Reduction on Filter (SCRoF), a high-pressure standard rail system, and a fixed-geometry turbocharger.
  • Fuel Economy Systems: Equipped with Auto-idle, One-touch idle, Timed engine shutdown, and a suite of economy controls, including Boom Economy Control (BEC) and Auto Economy Control (AEC), to minimize fuel consumption.

Upper Structure & Safety:

  • Visibility & Safety: Features three ISO mirrors, cab ISO mounts for reduced vibration, and a 70-watt upper-mounted work light for enhanced visibility.
  • Accessibility & Protection: A swivel guard belly pan, lifting eyes for counterweight, and lockable service doors for secure and easy maintenance.

Hydraulics & Control:

  • Precision Control: Pilot pressure control system with customizable flow balance adjustments for precise operation.
  • Work Mode Selection: Offers four selectable work modes (SP, Power, Eco, Lift) and two-speed travel with auto downshift for versatile performance in varying conditions.
  • Attachment Integration: Provisions for multi-functionality with electronic pressure and flow control for various attachments.

Operator Environment:

  • Advanced Cab Features: The operator’s cab is designed with a smooth, round shape and shock-less suspension, featuring a 10-inch full-color LCD monitor for easy control and monitoring.
  • Comfort & Ergonomics: The operator’s seat includes low-frequency air suspension, adjustable armrests, and lumbar support, ensuring comfort during long working hours.
  • Connectivity & Entertainment: Equipped with AM/FM/Bluetooth Radio, hands-free phone capabilities, and comprehensive telematics with a 3-year CASE SiteWatch™ subscription.

Attachments & Maintenance:

  • Versatile Attachment Options: Comes standard with a 16 ft 11 in boom, 8 ft 7 in arm, and heavy-duty bucket linkage, along with centralized grease fittings and an attachment cushion valve for easy maintenance.
  • Enhanced Durability: Features arm and boom regeneration, a bucket anti-clatter device, chrome pins, and Easy Maintenance System (EMS) bushings for extended service life.

CX170E Optional Equipment

Engine Enhancements:

  • Refueling Pump: Simplifies the refueling process, enhancing efficiency and reducing downtime.

Advanced Hydraulics:

  • Auxiliary Hydraulics: Available in single-acting and double-acting for thumb operation, multi-function with electronic pressure control, and secondary low-flow configurations for varied attachment needs.
  • Proportional Hydraulic Controls: Offers precise control over attachments, improving operator efficiency and attachment responsiveness.
  • Hose Burst Check Valve (HBCV): Enhances safety by preventing potential hose failure during operation.

Precision Machine Control:

  • Leica iCON iXE2 & iXE3 Systems: Leica’s state-of-the-art 2D and 3D machine control systems ensure precise excavation and grading, enhancing productivity and accuracy on the jobsite.

Versatile Attachment Options:

  • Long Arm: Adds reach and depth capability with a 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m) arm.
  • Quick Coupler: Facilitates easy attachment changes, increasing versatility and efficiency.
  • Tools: A wide range of tools, including heavy-duty and extreme-duty buckets, ditching buckets, hammers, thumbs, and compaction plates, are available to tackle any task.

Upper Structure Protection:

  • Rubber Bumper Guard: Additional protection for the upper structure is available through Service Parts.

Undercarriage Upgrades:

  • Steel Shoes: Upgraded 27.6 in (700 mm) steel shoes with triple semi-grouser for enhanced traction and stability.
  • Track Guides: Triple track guides improve track alignment and durability.

Operator Environment and Visibility:

  • FOPS Level 2 Cab Top Guard: Provides additional protection against falling debris.
  • Front Grill and Rock Guards: Enhanced protection with 2 x 2 in screen mesh or vertical bars, available in two-piece or one-piece configurations.
  • Vandal Guard: Secures the front window, which can be accessed with a common key.
  • Rain Deflector & Sun Visor: Improve operator comfort by reducing glare and preventing rain from obstructing the view.
  • Max View Monitor: A 270-degree view around the excavator enhances jobsite awareness and safety.
  • LED Package: Six strategically placed LED lights ensure the jobsite is well-lit for safe and efficient operation during low-light conditions.

CX170E Specs

Emissions CertificationTier 4 Final/Stage V
FuelRequires ultra-low sulfur fuel, B5 biodiesel tolerant
TypeWater-cooled, 4-cycle diesel, 4-cylinder in line, high pressure common rail system – electric control, Fixed geometry turbocharger w/ air-cooled intercooler, ATS, EGR-free
Cylinders4-cylinder in-line
Displacement274 in³ (4.49 L)
Bore/Stroke4.09 x 5.2 in (104 x 132 mm)
Fuel InjectionHigh-pressure common rail system – electronic
Fuel FilterReplaceable, full flow spin-on cartridge
Air FilterDry type dual 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 RPM121 hp (90.4 kW)
Gross Horsepower – ISO 14396 @ 2200 RPM130 hp (97 kW)
Net Max. Torque – SAE J1349 @ 1600 RPM336 lbf·ft (456 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
Two-Speed TravelMax. high speed 3.2 mph (5.2 km/h), Max. low speed 1.9 mph (3.0 km/h)
Automatic DownshiftYes
Drawbar Pull36,200 lbf (161 kN)
Gradeability70% – 35° Slope

CX170E 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 Height10 ft 1 in (3,050 mm)10 ft 1 in (3,050 mm)
C. Overall Length – With Attachment27 ft 11 in (8,520 mm)28 ft 1 in (8,570 mm)
D. Overall Length – Without Attachment14 ft 8 in (4,480 mm)14 ft 8 in (4,480 mm)
E. Width of Upper Structure8 ft 3 in (2,520 mm)8 ft 3 in (2,520 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 5 in (1,030 mm)3 ft 5 in (1,030 mm)
K. Minimum Ground Clearance1 ft 5 in (420 mm)1 ft 5 in (420 mm)
L. Rear Tail Swing Radius8 ft 3 in (2,520 mm)8 ft 3 in (2,520 mm)



Each CASE E Series excavator provides peace of mind and controlled owning and operating expenses with ProCare:

  • Three-year, 3,000-hour full-machine factory warranty
  • Three-year, 2,000-hour planned maintenance contract
  • Three-year CASE SiteWatch™ telematics subscription