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RACINE, Wis. - (March 27, 2008) - Diesel Progress magazine, in cooperation with powertrain component manufacturer ZF, honored Case Construction Equipment with the first Excellence in Equipment Engineering award in the wheel loader category for the 921E wheel loader.

"Winning the Excellence in Equipment Engineering award is a testament to the smart engineering that went into the 921E ? and the entire Case wheel loader line," said Dave Wolf, marketing manager. Powered by a fully electronic, 11-liter Tier III-certified Cummins engine, the 921E performs at three power curves to match the demands of any application and move more material per hour.

The rugged, 5.78-cubic-yard 921E wheel loader is the machine of choice for quarry and aggregates operations or for contractors engaged in road building, commercial or residential construction, sewer, water and utility work.

The editorial board of Diesel Progress, with input from several industry suppliers, identified three final candidates in each of several different machine segments, including the wheel loader category. The Case 921E was selected as the best wheel loader by an electronic vote of more than 4,000 readers of the magazine and visitors to the Diesel Progress Web site.

Diesel Progress magazine serves the field of manufacturing, design, distribution and service of equipment powered by diesel, gasoline or alternatively fueled engines. Readers include design engineers, component specifiers and engineering and purchasing managers.

In addition to the 921E and 921E/XR, the Case E Series wheel loaders include the 521E, 521E/XT, 521E/XR, 621E, 621E/XT, 621E/XR, 721E, 721E/XT, 721E/XR, 821E, 821E/XR, and the recently introduced 1221E and 1221E/XR. Case also offers a full line of compact wheel loaders.

For additional wheel loader product specifications, customer testimonials, competitive comparisons, finance offers and more, visit For a Case wheel loader demonstration, see your local Case dealer.

Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, telescopic handlers, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts. Through Case dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner -- with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at Case is a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI).