ASV Holdings Inc. is introducing a new mid-frame, vertical lift VT-70 High Output loader. The Posi-Track loader features high torque and an efficient hydraulic system for maximum performance with even the most heavy and demanding attachments.
That means more productivity for ASV customers in all applications. The VT-70 High Output features unmatched serviceability, high speed and a vertical lift loader linkage for lift, carry and load tasks.
"Fitting more power into our machines is a never-ending mission at ASV," said Justin Rupar, ASV Holdings Inc. vice president of sales and marketing. "The impressively powerful VT-70 High Output will allow our customers to complete tough jobs quickly and efficiently."
The new VT-70 High Output features 207 foot pounds of torque, allowing customers to get projects done quickly. High torque allows for maximum performance, high speeds and minimal engine bog down in all applications. ASV built the machine with a turbocharged 74.3-hp Deutz 2.2-liter diesel engine. Drive motors transfer the torque to ASV's patented internal-drive sprockets. Internal rollers reduce friction loss in the undercarriage, resulting in maximum power being transferred to the track regardless of drive speed. The engine meets EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards utilizing a DOC-only exhaust aftertreatment without a DPF or SCR. This completely eliminates all downtime risks, maintenance and the additional costs associated with regeneration and diesel exhaust fluid.
A robust hydraulic system allows for optimal performance and efficiency with even the most demanding attachments. Many competitive machines lose as much as 30 percent of their horsepower as a result of belt-driven pumps and hydraulic system restrictions. The VT-70 High Output's direct-drive pumps optimize performance over belt-driven pump systems, allowing the machine to run attachments more efficiently than even higher-horsepower competitive units. The compact track loader's hydraulic system includes 3,300 psi of auxiliary pressure and a 22.2-gpm standard flow. An optional 27.4-gpm high-flow system is available for even greater performance with demanding attachments. Built for peak efficiency, the system features large line sizes, hydraulic coolers and direct-drive pumps, transferring more flow and pressure directly to the attachment.
The VT-70 High Output includes a rated operating capacity of 2,328 pounds and a tipping load of 6,650 pounds. It is 65.6 inches wide and has a 126.5-inch lift height. The machine features speeds as fast as 11 mph. A self-levelling system allows attachments to stay at a set position while lifting. Operators can use the unit with all standard attachments.
ASV customers will see maximum benefits of the VT-70 High Output's power and performance thanks to the machine's patented purpose-built Posi-Track undercarriage. The innovative system allows customers to use the VT-70 High Output as an all-terrain, all-season machine with maximum control, flotation, traction and pushing power in steep, wet, muddy and slippery conditions.
ASV loaders' tracks feature as many as four times more ground contact points than competitive steel-embedded tracks. This spreads the unit's weight evenly for lower ground pressure, extra flotation on delicate surfaces and less risk of turf damage. The result for the VT-70 High Output, which contains 12 contact points per track and 15-inch-wide tracks, is a ground pressure of 4.6 psi. Numerous contact points and guide lugs also virtually eliminate the risk of track derailment.
A flexible rubber track with internal positive drive sprockets provides superior traction and track life. The open-rail and drive-sprocket design, rather than the enclosed tub system seen on many competitive undercarriages, results in increased sprocket and bogie wheel life along with easier and faster undercarriage cleaning. All of the wheels are exposed in the undercarriage, allowing material to spill out, reducing the risk of abrasive material getting trapped and wearing away at components.
ASV designs its Posi-Track and skid-steer loader frames separately to provide customers with the highest performance from each machine. This is different from other manufacturers that use a single chassis for both compact track loaders and skid steers. The dedicated frame for the VT-70 High Output results in a 13-inch ground clearance. This allows the unit to easily travel over logs, stumps, rocks and other obstructions with less risk of getting hung up. ASV's purpose-built chassis also provides a 37-degree departure angle, decreasing the risk of the machine getting stuck when starting to climb a steep hill.
Optional 16.5-inch-wide extreme terrain tracks lower the machine's ground pressure to 4.2 psi, while a smooth turf track allows minimal risk of damage during operation on highly manicured surfaces.