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GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – ASV has introduced its new compact RT-50 Posi-Track loader, featuring what the company says is an industry-best performance-to-weight ratio.
The RT-50 positions itself between the RT-40 and RT-65, completing ASV’s lineup and allowing operators to do more in more places. The nimble machine features top performance for its weight and is easy transported, making it an ideal compact track loader for rental houses, commercial businesses, weekend warriors or as an addition to landscape, construction or snow-clearing contractors’ fleets.
“The new RT-50 fits into a size class our customers were asking for,” said Justin Rupar, ASV’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re excited to offer the machine as an extremely versatile compact track loader for its class. The RT-50’s size and capabilities will make it very attractive to both existing and new ASV customers. It offers exceptional value to a wide range of industries due to its groundbreaking design and performance features, allowing operators to complete tasks in places other machines aren’t able to.”
The RT-50 gives operators more clout in tight areas larger machines can’t access. The track loader boasts a 1,400-pound rated operating capacity. Some competitive machines with a similar ROC weigh more than 1,000 pounds more.
ASV builds the RT-50 for maximum ease of transport. The lightweight unit’s low trailer weight makes it easily towable by a 1/2-ton pick-up truck or SUV. Its narrow width allows it to fit into small trailers.
A robust hydraulic system features direct-drive pumps, large line sizes, and industry-leading hydraulic coolers, transferring more flow and pressure directly to the attachment with maximum efficiency. Drive motors transfer the machine’s torque to ASV’s patented internal-drive sprockets. The internal rollers reduce friction loss in the undercarriage, transferring maximum power to the track regardless of drive speed.
The machine’s high pin height gives it the ability to load landscape trucks and small dump trucks. Its wide tracks and even weight distribution from the large number of contact points within the company’s patented Posi-Track undercarriage allows for class-leading ground pressure. This, combined with optional smooth turf tracks, minimizes risks of turf damage.
The RT-50’s purpose-built chassis provides even weight distribution, decreasing the risk of the machine getting stuck. This differs from other manufacturers that use a skid-steer frame for their track loaders, resulting in a lower ground clearance and an uneven weight distribution.
The Posi-Track undercarriage also significantly improves operator comfort. The RT-50 features a torsion axle suspension system that allows for a smoother ride over rough terrain, meaning less fatigue for operators spending a long day in the cab. Standard joystick controls make operation easy and intuitive.
For additional comfort, ASV offers an optional suspended seat. An optional cold-weather cab with heater or pressurized all-weather cab with heat and A/C allow for year-round comfort while working in extreme temperatures.
The RT-50 will be available for purchase in Spring 2020. For more information on the RT-50 and available options, visit ASV online.
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