ASV, a producer of compact observe loaders and skid-steers, launched its new MAX-Sequence loaders throughout a digital occasion on Aug. 18.
The MAX-Sequence was designed by ASV engineers to function most consolation, productiveness, visibility, velocity, efficiency, sturdiness and return on funding. The brand new collection will substitute the unique fashions for the RT-65, RT-75, RT-75 Heavy Responsibility and VT-70 machines.
“I’ve been doing this a very long time, and this is likely one of the most enjoyable merchandise I’ve seen from ASV,” stated Buck Storlie, product supervisor. “For us, the MAX-Sequence was all concerning the maximums… We despatched an inventory of objectives and targets to the engineering crew and we actually assume they achieved them.”
To enhance visibility, the MAX-Sequence loaders have the business’s first three-panel rear window, which gives 31% extra seen space. The all-glass aspect panels present 68% extra seen space as properly.
“It’s much more seen house,” Storlie stated. “By going to a three-panel rear window, you do away with a whole lot of the blind spots operators are accustomed to.”
Some of the noticeable options on the MAX-Sequence machine is the roof-hatch emergency escape – one other business first. Different security options embrace bigger roof website openings and all-glass sides with sliding home windows.
“For compact building that is one thing we’re bringing to the desk and we’re actually enthusiastic about it,” Storlie stated of the roof-hatch escape. “It provides us a a lot sooner and simpler emergency escape. You don’t should crawl out the again over the new engine compartment, such as you would in our competitor’s machines. It’s additionally quite a bit simpler to re-install. You may go out and in in seconds.”
The machines additionally present elevated consolation with an prolonged cab. The cab is 2 inches wider, with eight inches of further room at knee-level and 4 inches extra room within the foot properly.
“The all new, next-generation cab is the very first thing you see whenever you stroll up and is one thing that basically stands out,” Storlie stated. “Clients can sit again and calm down. There’s much more room than earlier designs.”
Contained in the cab, operators can even discover the brand new single-sided lap bar and four-way adjustable controls and armrest. There’s additionally a seven-inch, shade show with six gauges and an operator key-codes system that acts as an anti-theft function.
Operators may also make the most of the Bluetooth radio and cellphone holder. Different options embrace revised hose routing; normal, entrance and rear, LED lighting; and an all-new wire harness with sealed fuse panels.
“(LED lighting) is one thing that’s a really costly choice from a whole lot of our opponents is now normal on these machines,” Storlie stated. “There’s additionally non-compulsory LED aspect lighting, which can present 360-degree LED lighting.”
The machine’s newly improved HVAC system encompasses a seven-vent system for decrease cab temperatures and higher pressurization.
The MAX-Sequence machines additionally function ASV’s Posi-Monitor Know-how. Posi-Monitor permits for higher traction and weight distribution via a wider observe and extra wheels. The under-carriage know-how gives !0% extra energy than the competitors.
“Our under-carriage know-how permits operators to be productive in circumstances which may in any other case forestall different tools from working in any respect,” stated Regan Meyer, advertising and marketing supervisor with ASV.
The machines will function a two-year / 2,000-hour observe guarantee and the business’s solely observe anti-derailment assure.
Whereas packages vary from premium to primary, Storlie stated the MAX-Sequence pricing is akin to the earlier fashions.
“We’ve introduced these merchandise ahead with no worth improve,” Storlie stated.
ASV was based in 1983 by Edgar Hetteen and Gary Lemke. For extra data on the MAX-series, click here.