Case Construction Equipment has been a mainstay of the construction industry for over 150 years. Since their founding by Jerome Increase Case in 1842, they've been at the forefront of farming and industrial equipment technology. Let's take a quick look at the history of this pioneering American company.
Innovative from the Very Beginning
J. I. Case founded the Racine Threshing Machine Works in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1842. He had developed a machine that could thresh ten times more wheat than existing methods, and immediately began selling his machines all over the country. At some point, the company was renamed after its founder, and the J. I. Case Company was born.
The 19th Century was an important era in the Industrial Revolution that saw a huge boom in machinery technology to make working peoples' lives easier. Using their industry leading technology, Case was on the forefront of that wave with the first-ever portable steam engine, a precursor to modern Case IH tractors that led to the birth of modern road construction, in 1869. In fact, the historicity of this machine is so important, you can see it at the Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C.!
Throughout the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Case mostly manufactured road building equipment such as graders and steam rollers, with both steam and newer gasoline engines. In 1957, though, the Case Company once again rocked the industry to its core with the CASE Model 320, the very first factory-integrated tractor loader/backhoe. Thus began Case's foray into construction equipment and its true leadership position in the heavy-machinery industry.
Case Continues Legacy of Excellence in the 20th Century
The rest of the 20th Century saw Case continuing its expansion into the construction machinery industry. In 1967, the first Case excavator was built, and in 1969, Case began producing skid steer loaders in Burlington, Iowa.
The successes Case enjoyed through the 1970s enabled the company to start acquiring other equipment manufacturers to further add to their portfolio. Those partnerships continued through Case's 150th anniversary in 1992, and expanded in 1995 when Case expanded their attachment offering to enable farmers, construction managers, and others to use Case equipment more.
Looking to the Future of Case Construction Equipment
After 2000, Case Construction Equipment celebrated a number of milestones and awards. The 500,000th tractor loader/backhoe was manufactured by Case in 2005, J. I. Case was inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Hall of Fame in 2008, and the company celebrated 175 years in 2017.
Even though Case has been around for that long, they realize how important it is to look to the future of construction. That's why they began greatly increasing their product line in the 2010's, including more compact machinery and machinery with alternative energy sources, like methane and electricity. They're poised to continue leading the construction equipment energy for years to come.
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We have pretty much any Case parts your machine could need, and if we don't, we have an easy-to-use parts request form! If you submit our request form, we will find any Case tractor parts or Case IH parts you need! If you're in Louisiana, come by our Baton Rouge location, contact us online, or give us a call today to get the case construction parts you need to fix your Case machines. We're here to make sure you can get back to work without a Broken Tractor!