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Who builds the Case dozers?

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by Kevin Cohrs, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. Kevin Cohrs

    Kevin Cohrs Well-Known Member

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    Recently bought a 2017 Case 2050M. Wondering who actually builds this machine for Case? I know their excavators are built by Sumitomo in Japan...
     
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    I don't know who builds the machine but the undercarriage on your 2050M is mostly the same as on the John Deere 850K and the Cat D6R. I think the segments are Case only best I can tell.
     
  3. Welder Dave

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    Have never heard that anyone else making dozers for Case. Excavators, even Cat are based on Japanese designs.
     
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    The Case excavators are/were built by Sumitomo, but I think they were/are built at the LBX plant in Lousiville, KY. That is the Linkbelt excavator factory.
    not sure at all about the dozers.
     
  5. KSSS

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    Case builds their dozers themselves.
     
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    I can't imagine anyone else building a Case dozer. They are so different from any other make.
     
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    CNH is headquartered in the UK with investor ties to Fiat, so the dozer design is very likely european in origin.
    They do bear a little resemblance to Liebherr bulldozers, but that might be a coincidence.
     
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    Well, Cat’s excavator research and design centre is based in Japan, so that part is right, but they’re Cat designs. They do some of the software development in the UK.
     
  10. Coy Lancaster

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    Case dozers are built by Kobelco since they are both owned by Fiat.
     
  11. mowingman

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    Google maps shows a big lineup of brand new Case dozers at the Case factory in Burlington Iowa. Shows lots of dozer parts stored outside also. Bet they do build them there.
     
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    Kobelco NEVER built any dozers for anyone they did build excavators for Case for a while.
     
  13. Coy Lancaster

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    The "K" series dozers came from the Kobelco line
     
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    I am not aware of Kobelco ever building Case excavators. It has been Sumitomo back to Proclain as far as I was aware. But maybe I missed something.
     
  15. John C.

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    Kobelco built some mini excavators for a time for Case some years ago. At some point Kobelco, Case and Fiat were in bed together and I slightly remember Kobelco bowing out of that situation.
     
  16. dirthog

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    NOPE Kobelco NEVER built any dozers. The only other thing they build is cranes even the Kobelco backhoes were built by Fremac.
     
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    Yes the best thing they did was get away from Fiat and Case with there excavators.
     
  18. kith

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    Case dozers are built in Burlington Iowa.
     
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    Yes Kobelco did build the Case mini ex. I was thinking full size machines, which Kobelco never built for Case.
     
  20. kith

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    Full size excavators are built by Sumitomo.