ASV has launched the MAX-Series loaders, which feature a new, next generation cab that offers 360-degree visibility, a more spacious operator area, a fully adjustable seat, new touchscreen display, a roof escape hatch and more.
Initial models include the RT-65, VT-70 High Output, RT-75 and RT-75 Heavy-Duty, which will replace the machines with the same model number.
Redesigned cab gives operators more room and visibility
The MAX-Series' cab features a new fully suspended seat with adjustable recline, slide, weight, and four-way armrest settings that make it accessible to virtually all body types. A new one-sided lap bar frees space around the operator's waist and also makes entry and exit easier. Operators will also have more breathing room and the ability to stretch. The roomier cab offers up to 2 more inches width at the shoulders, is up to 8 inches wider at the knees and has up to 4.5 inches more foot room.
The highly pressurized, all-weather cab's improved seal allows it to stay quieter and more resistant to outside dust and debris, while circulation and defrosting capabilities are improved with an updated HVAC system.
The new cab provides maximum visibility with 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. That allows for 360-degree visibility with minimal obstructions to the operator's line of sight, providing a better view of the attachment and surroundings. Visibility is further improved with standard LED lighting and optional side lighting.
The optional new 7-inch touchscreen display includes all vital monitoring tools, provides a view of the backup camera and integrates with service history and schedules, such as engine oil changes and other maintenance needs. Passcode operator lockout is also available.
A new dual throttle option allows operators to operate at a set RPM with joystick controls and increase the RPM with the foot throttle without needing to adjust the dial.
Forestry-type features available for all models
Forestry-type features, such as Heavy-Duty guarding, are available options for all models. Previously the option was only available on the RT-75 Heavy-Duty and RT-120 Forestry. The configuration includes metal guarding against brush and debris around key areas, such as lights, the AC condenser and rear screen. Customers can also choose to include a factory-installed full rear brush guard, as well as a heavy-gauge, falling object protective structure (FOPS) level 2 cab.
Industry's first CTL roof escape hatch
In addition to the improved visibility, the machines include the industry's first compact loader roof escape hatch, allowing operators to get out quickly in emergency situations. Models also include rollover protection (ROPS) and reinforced windows for impact resistance.
Posi-Track maximizes ground contact
ASV Posi-Track loaders feature a patented rubber track system that maximizes ground contact, virtually eliminating track derailment and facilitating maximum performance on steep slopes. The high number of contact points and wide tracks also provide low ground pressures.
The loaders' drive motors transfer torque to the patented internal-drive sprockets, while internal rollers reduce friction loss in the undercarriage, allowing for maximum performance. An advanced cooling system helps contractors operate MAX-Series machines at 100 percent load, 100 percent of the time.
The MAX-Series is backed by ASV's 2-year/2,000-hour warranty. The warranty covers tracks for the entire period and includes a no-derailment guarantee.