ASV LLC has launched a new line of skid steer loaders and has also added a new model to its existing compact track loader line.

ASV relaunched its PosiTrack line of compact track loaders in April 2015. Now ASV offers four distinct models of compact track loaders in addition to the four new skid steer loaders. 

Four New ASV Skid Steer Loaders

ASV National Sales Manager John Wilkinson said, The new ASV skid steer loader product line is a natural extension of our PosiTrack Compact Track Loader line. Our new skid steers share many of the same field-proven components as our compact track loaders, yet they were all engineered from the ground up as skid steer loaders. Theyre designed to give customers another option when selecting a compact loader without sacrificing performance, quality or features.” 

The new ASV skid steer loaders include both radial lift and vertical lift loaders. These new models are the RS-60 and RS-75 radial lift machines and the VS-60 and VS-75 vertical lift models. 

The RS-60 is the smallest of the new ASV radial lift skid steer loaders. It has a rated operating capacity of 2,000 lbs (907 kg) at 50% of its tipping load. It is powered by a Perkins 4-cylinder, turbocharged 404D-22T which has a 134 cu. in. (2.2 L) displacement. At 2,800 rpm, this reliable, time-proven engine produces a gross horsepower rating of 60 hp (44.7 kW). 

The RS-60s drive system, like all the other ASV skid steer loaders, is a hydraulic system using a bow-tie drive system and a heavy-duty ANSI rated chain. 

The new ASV VS-60 is similar to the RS-60, but uses a vertical lift loader linkage. According to Wilkinson, the vertical lift loader is a good choice when the machine is often used to load or unload materials such as pallets or anywhere keeping the load level is required. The vertical lift linkage helps keep the implement angle nearly level throughout the lift range with minimal correction required by the operator. Wilkinson added that radial lift loaders, like the RS-60, require more correction to keep the load level, but have a better loader geometry for excavation. The VS-60 uses the same engine and drive system as the RS-60 and the operator stations are also the same. 

The two larger ASV skid steers are the RS-75 radial lift loader and VS-75 vertical lift loader. These machines have rated operating capacities of 2,600 lbs and 3,500 lbs, respectively and are powered by a 74 hp (55 kW) 4-cylinder, turbocharged Deutz TD2.9L4 diesel engine. It is a 177 cu. in. (2.9 L) engine with a peak torque of 192 ft-lbs (260 Nm). 

New RT-75 Compact Track Loader 

A new ASV PosiTrack Compact Track Loader is also available — the RT-75. This is the fourth compact track loader ASV has introduced this year, having relaunched its PosiTrack product line in April 2015. 

ASVs Wilkinson said, Our new RT-75 helps fill out the middle of the ASV compact track loader product line and offers exceptional productivity and maneuverability with a very light footprint, so it can work on fragile, soft underfoot conditions where other cannot. It has a rated operating capacity of 3,786 lbs (1719 kg) at 50% of its tipping load.” 

The RT-75 uses ASVs patented rubber track undercarriage technology to give it a mere 3.7 psi (25.5 kPa) ground pressure under its 18 in. (475 mm) wide tracks. Its powered by a Cummins QSF2.8 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 74 hp (55 kW) gross power at 2,800 rpm. Peak torque for this engine configuration is 221 ft-lb (300 Nm). 

The RT-75 is driven by a pair of elevated hydrostatic direct-drive sprockets. As with other ASV compact track loaders, the sprockets use replaceable rollers to drive track lugs. The result is a smooth, and efficient transfer of power to the patented rubber tracks. The tracks are designed for maximum tractive effort and longer service life. They are supported by 24 high-density polyurethane and rubber wheels per track for best distribution of machine weight throughout the tracks ground contact area. This increases flotation for better operation on soft or fragile surfaces. It also reduces stress on the tracks themselves, so they last longer than most competitive rubber tracks. 

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