ASV introduces the VT-100 and VT-100 Forestry CTLs

The new ASV VT-100 compact track loader
The new ASV VT-100 compact track loader.

ASV is expanding its compact track loader line with the new VT-100 and VT-100 Forestry Posi-Track CTLs.

Making its debut at ConExpo, the VT-100 compact track loader is a vertical lift machine designed for loading and grading applications in landscaping and construction. The VT-100 Forestry is suited for mulching, right-of-way clearance and site prep applications.

“They are the perfect option for those looking for a little more power than the RT-75 without having to go to the heavy hitter of all CTLs — the RT-135,” said Buck Storlie, Product Manager for the ASV brand.

“The lifting capabilities, pushing power and hydraulic flow of the new VT-100 and VT-100 Forestry is sure to impress.”

Both ASV machines are equipped with a 103.5 hp Tier 4 Final Yanmar diesel engine and standard 151 litres per minute hydraulic flow. The loaders’ large line sizes, hydraulic coolers and direct-drive pumps transfer more flow and pressure directly to the attachment and reduce power loss.

The VT-100 features a 1,587 kg rated operating capacity and 4,665 kg tipping load while the VT-100 Forestry includes a 1,678 kg rated operating capacity and a 4,470 kg tipping load.

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The VT-100 and VT-100 Forestry feature ASV’s patented Posi-Track rubber track suspension.

The load-sensing system offers both improved efficiency and fuel savings. The system regulates the hydraulic pump, so it only produces what’s necessary to complete the work rather than using maximum flow all the time.

Work-tool positioner

The work-tool positioner allows operators to create a preset for the angle of the attachment based on the task at hand, allowing return to position at the push of a button.

As well, self-levelling technology uses dual-direction capabilities to automatically level the load while raising or lowering the loader arms. Speed-sensitive ride control offers operators the convenience of enhanced material retention at higher speeds without needing to actively switch the feature off while switching to more slow-moving applications, such as grading.

The new ASV CTLs are also equipped with auto two-speed. The feature allows the compact track loader to shift automatically between low and high-speed modes. This creates a more seamless transition between the two modes to deliver improved control while working in tight places, grading or in other applications that require finite control.

Remote control operation

Both machines are available with optional remote-control capabilities. The remote is available as a factory or field-install option and allows operators to control the loader from a distance with a harness-mounted control box.

The compact track loaders feature a maximum travel speed of up to 15 km per hour. A low 4.0 psi ground pressure from both models allows smooth performance on sensitive or unstable surfaces.