Pioneer of America’s Original Compact Track Loader Offers Nine Models
The ASV brand dates back to 1983 when the company unveiled the Track Truck — one of the first rubber-tracked work vehicles. The company’s first rubber-tracked loader, the MD-70 Posi-Track, debuted in 1990. Today, the ASV product line consists of nine compact track loader models, ranging from the smallest sit-in compact track loaders in the industry to the most powerful.
ASV recently introduced the new MAX-Series line of compact track loaders and skid steers, featuring a premium operator experience. The lineup includes the RT-65 (radial), VT-70 High Output (vertical), RT-75 (radial) and RT-75 Heavy Duty (radial) compact track loaders and the RS-75 (radial) and VS-75 (vertical) skid steers. The machines provide premium 360-degree visibility, featuring a floor-to-ceiling glass area made possible by all clear sides and a frameless door. This gives the operator 52 percent more glass area in the optional enclosed cab compared to previous ASV models. Operators can work in comfort with the new optional fully suspended, fully adjustable seat. A roomier cab includes up to 2 more in. width at the shoulders, 8 in. more width at the knees and up to 4.5 in. more foot room. The cab also features available Bluetooth radio, improved speakers and an optional 7-in. touchscreen display. Additionally, the MAX-Series includes standard LED lighting and the industry’s first compact loader roof escape hatch.
ASV’s RT-25 (radial), RT-40 (radial) and RT-50 (radial) are the industry’s smallest sit-in compact track loaders, ideal for a wide range of users, including private landowners, landscapers, rental houses and utility contractors. Featuring operating weights between 3,755 and 5,350 lbs, rated operating capacities between 665 and 1,400 lbs and ground pressures as low as 3.1 psi, the loaders are productive alternatives to stand-on and walk-behind loaders and feature the comfort and protection of a cab.
ASV’s mid-range size class of compact track loaders includes the RT-65, VT-70 High Output, RT-75 and RT-75 Heavy Duty. The machines feature rated operating capacities from 1,925 to 2,800 lbs and offer optimal serviceability features, with the RT-65 and VT-70 High Output featuring swing-out radiator, top hood and side doors to allow access to all sides of the engine compartment.
ASV’s largest model, the RT-120 (radial), boasts a 120-hp Cummins engine and an industry-leading 45-gpm high flow. The unit runs on 18-in.-wide rubber tracks or optional 20-in.-wide tracks for lower ground pressure. A special RT-120 Forestry (radial) configuration comes outfitted with the wider tracks, heavy-duty guarding and an upgraded engine and hydraulic cooling package.
Advice to Buyers
“With construction booming and laborers in high demand, operator comfort is as important as ever,” says Buck Storlie, ASV product line manager. “Retain your operators by providing equipment that improves comfort and reduces fatigue during long days of work. You might just prevent them from joining your competitor down the street who offers more comfortable, feature-packed loaders. Features to look for include adjustable seats, more cab room and better visibility, in addition to creature comforts like Bluetooth radio and a cup holder. Even if you work for yourself, these features can make getting in the cab much more enjoyable.”Tags: ASV, July August 2021 print issue, Spec Guide, Spec Guide 2021