ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose, all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, offers the large-frame, radial-lift RS-75 and vertical-lift VS-75 skid-steer loaders.
ASV designs and builds the RS-75 and VS-75 with unique, dedicated skid-steer frames, unlike other manufacturers that use a single chassis for both compact track loaders and skid steers. The result is a 10.5-inch ground clearance on the ASV models, more than 2 inches higher than any machine in their class. This allows the machines to easily travel over obstructions such as logs, stumps and rocks with less risk of getting hung up. The purpose-built chassis also allows for a 24-degree departure angle, decreasing the risk of the machines getting stuck when starting to climb a steep hill.
With speeds up to 11 miles per hour, when equipped with optional two-speed drive, RS-75 and VS-75 travel easily and quickly uphill or downhill, as well as over rough, uneven and wet terrain. To achieve these speeds, ASV designed the machines with efficient hydraulics, optimal cooling capacity and high-quality drive system components.
Both models feature an industrial 74-horsepower diesel engine. Built for power and reliability, the naturally aspirated 2.9-liter displacement engine produces 192 foot-pounds of torque. The Tier 4 Final engine requires no regeneration, exhaust sensors or diesel exhaust fluid.
Auxiliary hydraulic systems are designed to operate efficiently with optional 30.9-gallon-per-minute, high-flow pump capacity and 3,335-psi system pressure. Both machines include large line sizes, hydraulic coolers and direct-drive pumps, transferring more flow and pressure directly to the attachment and preventing power loss.
The VS-75 features a rated operating capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tipping load of 7,000 pounds; RS-75’s rated capacity is 2,600 pounds and its tipping load is 5,200 pounds. Both machines are 72 inches wide; RS-75 has a 10.4-foot lift height, while VS-75 has a 10.8-foot lift height. Standard reversible wheels narrow the machines to 66 inches for improved mobility in tight spaces. In addition, ASV manufactures the machines to be over-the-tire track ready.
Standard hydraulic joystick controls make operation of both units easy and intuitive, and industry-standard quick-attach accommodates all conventional attachments. An optional all-weather cab not only includes heat and air-conditioning, but is pressurized for a clean operator environment.
Also leading the industry in serviceability, the swing-out door and cooling system open quickly to expose the engine, filters and other daily checkpoints for easy maintenance. Drain plugs on all service items (chain cases, hydraulic tank, radiator and engine oil pan) speed-up the draining process and zerk fittings on the end of all pins make greasing easy. Standard metal-face seals ensure the drive hubs don’t require maintenance for the life of the machine. In addition, the direct-drive pump eliminates labor-intensive belt servicing. All of these features mean less downtime spent servicing the machine and more time operating it.