CASE CX260E Full-Size Excavator


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The CASE CX260E is engineered for those who demand fast cycle times, extreme truck-loading capabilities, and massive digging power. Known as an actual “operator’s excavator,” the CX260E combines high performance with a premium operator experience, making it a formidable machine on any jobsite.

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CASE CX260E Full-Size Excavator

The CASE CX260E is engineered for those who demand fast cycle times, extreme truck-loading capabilities, and massive digging power. Known as an actual “operator’s excavator,” the CX260E combines high performance with a premium operator experience, making it a formidable machine on any jobsite.

CX260E Features

Revolutionized Command Center:

  • Advanced Display: The CX260E is a 10-inch LCD display offers unparalleled access and visibility to crucial machine data, controls, and camera views—including rear, side, and Max View™ perspectives.
  • Customization and Efficiency: Operators can personalize their workspace with intuitive customization features and select from four operating modes to optimize performance and fuel efficiency, potentially reducing consumption by as much as 18%.

Hydraulic System Mastery:

  • Hydraulic Flow Control Balance: This advanced feature allows operators to prioritize hydraulic flow for different movements, tailoring the excavator’s responsiveness and efficiency to the specific task and operator’s style.

Versatile Attachment Integration:

  • LCD Monitor for Attachments: The large LCD monitor enables operators to set and manage various attachments, ensuring optimal performance by regulating additional pump flow and power according to job demands and attachment specifications.

Enhanced Engine Power and Efficiency:

  • FPT Industrial Engines: The latest engines in the CASE E Series provide increased torque, horsepower, and fuel efficiency while offering simplified emissions and extended service intervals, making the CX260E both robust and cost-effective to maintain.

Precision Solutions with OEM-Fit Machine Control:

  • OEM-Fit 2D and 3D Controls: Available directly from CASE, these semi-automatic machine control solutions are installed and tested by certified specialists, ensuring perfect integration and enhancing the machine’s residual value.

Collaborative Fleet Management for Maximum Uptime:

  • SiteConnect and SiteManager App: New connectivity features allow for remote diagnostics and software updates, improving uptime and service efficiency. This system enhances the partnership between equipment owners, dealers, and the CASE Uptime Center, facilitating real-time information sharing and collaborative machine management.

Peace of Mind with CASE ProCare:

  • Comprehensive Warranty and Maintenance: The CX260E is backed by CASE ProCare, offering a three-year, 3,000-hour full-machine warranty, a planned maintenance contract, and a telematics subscription, ensuring controlled operating costs and peace of mind.

The CASE CX260E: Big Performance, Advanced Control

With its exceptional capabilities and advanced features, the CASE CX260E Full-Size Excavator is designed to tackle the most demanding tasks easily and precisely.

CX260E Standard Equipment

Engineered for Excellence:

  • Engine: The heart of the CX260E is the FPT NEF6 engine, boasting Tier 4 Final/Stage V certification. It’s equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction on Filter (SCRoF), ensuring optimal performance while adhering to stringent environmental standards.
  • Performance: Delivers unmatched power and efficiency, with a six-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine and a high-pressure standard rail system.
  • Reliability: Features like the dual-stage fuel filtration, dual-element air filter, and a 1,000-hour engine oil/filter interval underscore the excavator’s reliability and ease of maintenance.

Fuel Economy Systems:

  • Efficiency Optimized: The CX260E incorporates systems like Auto-idle, One-touch idle, and Timed engine shutdown, along with BEC, AEC, SWC, and SSC, to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize environmental impact.

Upper Structure Durability and Convenience:

  • Robust Design: The excavator’s upper structure is fortified with features like ISO mirrors, a swivel guard belly pan, and lockable compartments, ensuring durability and security.
  • Enhanced Visibility: A 70-watt upper-mounted work light and lifting eyes for the counterweight enhance functionality and safety.

Hydraulic System Mastery:

  • Precision Control: The pilot pressure control system allows for smooth operation in various work modes, complemented by custom flow balance adjustments and electronic proportional controls for unmatched responsiveness.

Attachment Versatility:

  • Ready for Any Job: With a 19 ft 2 in boom and a 9 ft 10 in arm, plus heavy-duty bucket linkage and auxiliary pipe brackets, the CX260E can handle various tasks precisely and efficiently.

Operator Environment:

  • Cab Comforts: The operator’s cab is designed for comfort and efficiency. It features a smooth, round shape, shock-less suspension, a 10-inch full-color LCD monitor, and intuitive controls, including an eco-mode switch.
  • Climate Control and Connectivity: With auto climate control, AM/FM/Bluetooth radio, and comprehensive camera visibility, the operator’s experience is unparalleled.

Advanced Telematics for Smart Management:

  • CASE SiteWatch™: This advanced telematics system offers two-way communication capabilities, enabling remote diagnostics, software uploads, and collaborative fleet management to maximize uptime and efficiency.

The CASE CX260E: Built to Perform, Designed to Last

With its robust engine, advanced fuel economy systems, and a suite of features to enhance durability, precision, and operator comfort, the CASE CX260E Full-Size Excavator stands as a testament to its commitment to excellence in heavy machinery.

CX260E Optional Equipment

Engine Enhancements for Peak Performance:

  • Refueling Pump: Streamlines the refueling process, enhancing efficiency on-site.
  • Air Pre-cleaner – Cyclone: Protects the engine in dusty conditions by pre-cleaning the air intake.
  • High Ambient Temperature Cooling Package: Ensures optimal performance even in high-temperature environments.

Hydraulic System Upgrades for Precision Work:

  • Auxiliary Hydraulics: Choose from proportionally controlled secondary low-flow auxiliary hydraulics for delicate operations.
  • Hose Burst Check Valve (HBCV): Enhances safety by preventing the sudden drop of hydraulic attachments.

Machine Control for Advanced Precision:

  • Leica iCON iXE2 – 2D System: Ideal for projects that demand precise grading and depth control.
  • Leica iCON iXE3 – 3D System: Offers advanced machine control with real-time, three-dimensional positioning for complex site layouts.

Attachment Versatility for Every Job:

  • Arm Options: Select a heavy-duty 8 ft 4 in arm for strength or an 11 ft 6 in long arm for extended reach.
  • Quick Coupler/Case Multi-Pin Grabber: Facilitates rapid attachment changes, increasing versatility and efficiency.
  • Tool Selection: Equip with heavy-duty buckets, hammers, thumbs, and compaction plates tailored to your project needs.

Upper Structure Protection:

  • Rubber Bumper Guard: Available through Service Parts, providing additional protection against impacts and abrasions.

Undercarriage Options for Durability and Stability:

  • Steel Shoes: Choose from 23.6 or 27.6 in. triple semi-grouser shoes for superior stability and traction.
  • Track Guides – Triple: Ensures optimal track alignment and durability.

Operator Environment Enhancements for Safety and Comfort:

  • FOPS Cab Top Guard – Level 2: Offers additional protection against falling debris.
  • Front Grill and Rock Guards: Safeguard the machine’s front with screen mesh or vertical bars in two-piece or one-piece configurations.
  • Vandal Guard: Secures the front window against unauthorized access.
  • Sun Visor and Rain Deflector: Improves visibility and operator comfort in various weather conditions.
  • Max View Monitor: Expands visibility with a 270-degree view, ensuring comprehensive situational awareness.
  • LED Package: Increases visibility in nighttime or low-light operations with additional LED lighting.

Elevate Your CASE CX260E Experience

With this array of optional features, the CASE CX260E Full-Size Excavator can be tailored to meet the specific demands of your projects, ensuring maximum productivity, safety, and operational efficiency.

CX260E Specs

Specification CategoryDetails
Emissions CertificationTier 4 Final/Stage V
Fuel RequirementsUltra-low sulfur fuel, B5 biodiesel tolerant
TypeWater-cooled, 4-cycle diesel, high-pressure common rail system – electric control, fixed geometry turbocharger with air-cooled intercooler, ATS, EGR-free
Cylinders6-cylinder in-line
Piston Displacement411 in³ (6.728 L)
Bore/Stroke4.09 x 5.20 in (104 x 132 mm)
Fuel InjectionHigh-pressure common rail system – electronic
Fuel FilterReplaceable, full flow spin-on cartridge
Air FilterDry type dual element with warning restriction indicator
Oil FilterReplaceable, full flow spin-on cartridge
Engine GradeabilitySide-to-side 35°, Fore and aft 35°
Rated Flywheel Horse Power – SAE J1349@ 2000 RPM: ISO 9249 179 hp (133.4 kW), ISO 14396 185 hp (138 kW)
Net Max. Torque – SAE J1349@ 1800 RPM: ISO 9249 474 lbf·ft (642 N·m), ISO 14396 486 lbf·ft (659 N·m)
Cooling Operating Range113° to -4°F (45° to -20°C)
Oil RequirementLow-ash oil CJ-4
Travel ControlDual-stage relief/counterbalance design
BrakesMechanical disc
Two-Speed TravelMax. high speed 3.4 mph (5.5 km/h), Max. low speed 2.2 mph (3.5 km/h)
Drawbar Pull45,000 lbf (200 kN)
Gradeability70% – 35° Slope
Voltage24 Volts
Alternator Rating90 amp
Batteries2 x 12 Volt
Battery Reserve Capacity92 Ah/5 hour
Work Lights4 – 24 Volt/70 watt (1 boom, 1 upper, 2 cab)
Starter24 V (4.0 kW)
Operator Environment
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 and Side View CamerasStandard

CX260E Dimensions

Dimension DescriptionDimension9 ft 10 in (3.0 m) Arm8 ft 2 in (2.5 m) Arm11 ft 6 in (3.52 m) Arm
Overall Height with AttachmentA10 ft 6 in (3,210 mm)11 ft 1 in (3,380 mm)11 ft 1 in (3,380 mm)
Cab HeightB10 ft 0 in (3,050 mm)10 ft 0 in (3,050 mm)10 ft 0 in (3,050 mm)
Height to Top of GuardrailC10 ft 7 in (3,220 mm)10 ft 7 in (3,220 mm)10 ft 7 in (3,220 mm)
Overall Length with AttachmentD32 ft 7 in (9,930 mm)32 ft 9 in (10,000 mm)32 ft 8 in (9,960 mm)
Length Without AttachmentE17 ft 5 in (5,320 mm)17 ft 5 in (5,320 mm)17 ft 5 in (5,320 mm)
Width of Upper StructureF9 ft 1 in (2,760 mm)9 ft 1 in (2,760 mm)9 ft 1 in (2,760 mm)
Track Overall LengthG15 ft 3 in (4,650 mm)15 ft 3 in (4,650 mm)15 ft 3 in (4,650 mm)
Track Overall Width with 31.5 in ShoesH11 ft 1 in (3,390 mm)11 ft 1 in (3,390 mm)11 ft 1 in (3,390 mm)
Track Shoe WidthI2 ft 7 in (800 mm)2 ft 7 in (800 mm)2 ft 7 in (800 mm)
Center to Center – Idler to SprocketJ12 ft 7 in (3,840 mm)12 ft 7 in (3,840 mm)12 ft 7 in (3,840 mm)
Upper Structure Ground ClearanceK3 ft 8 in (1,110 mm)3 ft 8 in (1,110 mm)3 ft 8 in (1,110 mm)
Minimum Ground ClearanceL1 ft 5 in (440 mm)1 ft 5 in (440 mm)1 ft 5 in (440 mm)
Rear Tail Swing RadiusM9 ft 9 in (2,990 mm)9 ft 9 in (2,990 mm)9 ft 9 in (2,990 mm)
Operating Weight*56,909 lb (25,814 kg)56,358 lb (25,564 kg)57,240 lb (25,964 kg)
Ground Pressure5.5 psi (0.38 bar)5.5 psi (0.38 bar)5.5 psi (0.38 bar)
Track Gauge8 ft 6 in (2,590 mm)8 ft 6 in (2,590 mm)8 ft 6 in (2,590 mm)
Crawler Tracks Height3 ft 1 in (940 mm)3 ft 1 in (940 mm)3 ft 1 in (940 mm)
Note: Dimensions are based on configurations with a 19 ft 2 in (5.85 m) boom, 31.5 in (800 mm) track shoe, 1,786 lb (810 kg) bucket, 165 lb (75 kg) operator, full fuel, and standard equipment.



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