(VIDEO) Yanmar engine powers next-generation ASV compact track loader, increasing service options
ASV Holdings Inc. has introduced a new generation of the company's RT-50 Posi-Track compact track loader, now powered by a Yanmar engine. The new machine has 53.8 horsepower, up a full eight percent from the previous model. The repowered RT-50 also offers improved serviceability, allowing owners to have the Yanmar engine serviced at ASV dealers. In addition to these benefits, the new RT-50 features new comfort, visibility, and performance features. The Yanmar-powered RT-50 provides construction-grade performance and is ideally suited for work in tight spaces, such as for rental, landscaping, construction, snow clearing, and more.
"We often hear from customers that our RT-50 is the perfect blend of performance and mobility. Now, with the additional horsepower and new convenience features, that performance factor is dialled to eleven," said Buck Storlie, ASV Holdings' product manager. "And that's before even mentioning the world-renowned reliability of the new Yanmar engine."
Capabilities of the new generation RT-50 Posi-Track compact track loader
The RT-50 features a more powerful 53.8-horsepower Tier 4, three-cylinder Yanmar engine. The machine has a high tractive effort and ideal pushing and digging power thanks to ASV's Posi-Power system. The compact track loader allows contractors to be more productive due to being 58.5 inches wide, using a 9.1-foot lift height, a 1,400-lbs rated operating capacity, and a 7.1 mph top speed.
The RT-50's quick attach fits a wide variety of attachments. New to the machine is an optional hydraulic quick attach that allows operators to change attachments from the comfort of the cab. The loader's compact size allows it to be towed behind a 1/2-ton pickup truck.
Variable auxiliary hydraulic flow comes standard, and the machine can operate at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate, powered by 13.3-gpm of pump capacity and 3,000 psi of system pressure. ASV has eliminated labour-intensive belt servicing through the use of a direct drive pump. This, along with the machine's large line sizes and hydraulic coolers, transfers more flow and pressure directly to the attachment to help prevent power loss.
The RT-50 is tested to operate at full load 100 percent of the time in ambient temperatures from -40 degrees up to 118 degrees F.
The serviceability of the RT-50 Posi-Track compact track loader
The RT-50's Yanmar engine can be serviced at ASV dealers. The ability to maintain the engine through ASV's network of dealers gives users more options when engine maintenance is required on a Yanmar engine.
ASV designed the RT-50 so operators can spend less time servicing it and more time getting work done. Its rear-tilting hood offers easy access to maintenance points, including filters, oil and fuel tank reservoirs, hydraulic and water separator drains, and the battery.
The compact track loader is built with a heavy-duty frame, drive table, and axles. The RT-50 features wiring harness routing for additional durability. The drive hose routing and chassis sealing are designed for reduced rubbing, creating fewer line breaks and boosting hose longevity. Metal-face seals on the front and back ensure the drive hubs do not require maintenance for the life of the machine. An optional bumper or bumper and limb riser can be added for additional hood protection.
ASV backs up its promise of reliability with a two-year, 2,000-hour warranty. The warranty includes a no-derailment guarantee and covers the tracks for the entire warranty period.
The comfort and operation of the RT-50 Posi-Track compact track loader
The repowered RT-50 brings new comfort features to its compact cab. A single-sided lap bar makes entry and exit easier and provides operators with more hip room. Partially adjustable armrests and a tall cab improve comfort for operators of different sizes. The pressurized cab option also provides a cleaner in-cab environment. Optional all-weather cabs include heat and air conditioning. ASV also offers additional comfort features, including a cup holder, phone mount, and DC outlet.
A new 4.3-inch colour display and standard hydraulic joystick controls allow for full operation. Plus, a new drive transmission allows for more precise power and fine-tuned operation.
The machine also includes visibility improvements over its predecessor. A new frameless front door includes a floor-to-ceiling glass area, allowing operators to better see their work and attachments. The cab's large side and rear windows provide additional lines of sight. This is further improved by the bright rear LED light and adjustable front pedestal lighting. An optional backup camera is available to replace the standard rearview mirror for additional convenience and visibility.
ASV designs its Posi-Track and skid-steer loaders independently to provide customers with ideal performance from each machine. The RT-50's frame results in a 14.4-inch ground clearance, higher than any walk-behind or stand-on loader, as well as many larger machines. The unit can travel over rocks, logs, stumps, and other obstacles with less risk of getting hung up.
ASV's Posi-Track system features a flexible track and an open-rail and internal positive drive-sprocket undercarriage, allowing for greater traction, longer wear life, and faster undercarriage cleaning. Posi-Track loaders also have a high number of ground contact points, spreading the machine's weight evenly. As a result, the RT-50 features a 3.0 psi ground pressure, reducing the risk of damage to turf. Optional smooth turf tracks make the machine even more desirable for use on sensitive turf by minimizing the risk of damage. The low ground pressure leads to better flotation and traction on steep, slippery, and wet ground. It also enhances control and pushing capabilities. The wide track maintains more contact with the ground than other designs, helping to virtually eliminate the risk of track derailment.