December 30, 2019. Case received the Good Design Award for its Project Tetra wheel loader concept. The Good Design program recognizes “the best designed products across the globe for sustainability, superior design, and unparalleled function,” the company said in making the announcement.
The award program is organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. A jury of international specialists with broad design experience selected this year’s winners following the original program’s criteria, which include the innovation, functional, and ecological impact of each winning product, according to Case.
The methane-powered wheel loader was introduced at Bauma 2019. It runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and delivers up to 230 horsepower. It has since been tested in real-world construction environments to demonstrate its feasibility and prove its business case in terms of sustainability, reduced overall total cost of ownership, and operational viability.