ASV Holdings debuts new posi-track loader, launches new website/brand strategy

May 23, 2019 -  By
VT-70 High Output. (Photo: ASV Holdings)

VT-70 High Output. (Photo: ASV Holdings)

ASV Holdings rolled out its new midframe, vertical-lift VT-70 High Output posi-track loader.

“Fitting more power into our machines is a never-ending mission at ASV,” said Justin Rupar, ASV Holdings’ 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 machine features 207 foot-pounds of torque. 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. The engine meets EPA Tier 4 final emission standards.

The VT-70’s direct-drive pumps optimize performance. 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 also available. 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 miles per hour. A self-leveling system allows attachments to stay at a set position while lifting. Operators can use the unit with all standard attachments.

The machine’s undercarriage allows customers to use it as an all-terrain, all-season machine with maximum control, flotation, traction and pushing power in steep, wet, muddy and slippery conditions. The VT-70 contains 12 contact points per track and 15-inch-wide tracks, resulting in a ground pressure of 4.6 psi.

A flexible rubber track with internal positive drive sprockets provides traction and track life, and the open-rail and drive-sprocket design 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.

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 chassis also provides a 37-degree departure angle.

The 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, ASV said.

The machine includes a swing-out radiator, top hood and side doors, and its cooler swings out with the door, allowing total access for cleaning. It’s built with a direct-drive pump and drain plugs on all service items to speed the draining process. The VT-70 High Output features easy-to-access spin-on, frame-mounted filters for simple, single-wrench service. Greasing is simple thanks to Zerk fittings on the end of all pins. The steel sprocket rollers are individually replaceable.

The machine also features heavy-duty hoses, a cooling system, a triple filtration system and an optimized speed hydraulic-driven fan.

An included suspension system made up of two independent torsion axles per undercarriage allows for a smooth ride over every type of terrain. It features standard joystick controls to make operation easy and intuitive. Ride control is available to dampen the load in the bucket. An optional bucket positioning system keeps the bucket level while lifting, reducing spillage. A suspended air ride seat contributes to additional comfort, and a rearview camera and monitor boosts safety and visibility, according to ASV.

ASV also launched new brand strategy and a website with features to improve customer experience and ease of use.

“ASV is seeing exceptional growth so this brand and website launch come at a critical point in our company’s development,” said Rupar. “The brand puts a spotlight on the unique differentiators of ASV, the company’s core values that make us who we are today and our commitment to our customers to provide premium products that allow them to do their best work in countless applications. This includes providing all-season, all-terrain equipment that enables contractors to do more in more places than they ever thought possible.”

The new site showcases the company’s new brand identity. It includes a streamlined look and gives users the ability to quickly find the information they’re looking for with its updated navigation tools, according to the company. A new price quote tool allows potential customers to configure a machine with the features they desire and request a quote from their nearest dealer. In addition, the site includes a blog and newsletter sign-up section, providing easy access to product news and real-world success stories from ASV machine operators.

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