Aug 04, 2022
CASE Launches Minotaur™ DL550 Compact Dozer Loader
CASE has launched its Case Minotaur™ DL550 compact dozer loader, which is shipping now from the factory in Wichita, Kansas. The machine has 29 patents, 12,907 pounds of breakout force, and hundreds of attachments, making it a versatile dozer/loader on the job site.
CASE Construction Equipment, Racine, Wisconsin, has introduced the industry to a “new” equipment category. The Case Minotaur™ DL550 compact dozer loader is a machine that might look familiar to what you saw at CECA 2017 or even CECA 2020 at first glance, but the differences and updates have the inside. The minotaur is a half-man, half-bull creature in fiction. It’s a half-dozer, half-loader in the reality of the factory in Wichita, Kansas, which is shipping the machines as of Aug. 2.
It’s a compact dozer first, with a rear ripper integrated into the framework of the machine at the factory, but the front end is the kicker. When you drop the hydraulically coupled c-frame and pick up the 1.25-yard bucket, all you do next is toggle a button in the cab between dozer mode and loader mode to turn the Minotaur into a loader.
This piece of equipment has 29 patents (21 completed and 8 pending), 12,907 pounds of breakout force, and hundreds of attachments making it a versatile machine to have on the site-clearing project.
“The integrated C-frame delivers true dozer performance and the agility and finesse of a loader,” reads CASE’s press release. The Minotaur™ DL550 compact dozer loader is compatible with hundreds of attachments, and the addition of an industry-exclusive fully integrated ripper.
“Minotaur demonstrates CASE’s commitment to delivering real-world innovation rooted in customer need,” reads the release. “With 29 patents**, more than 10,000 field test hours, multiple customer clinics, countless operator evaluations, product refinements and even more evaluations after that — we’ve put this machine to the test to deliver you the highest standard in quality.”
**21 patents granted, 8 pending