ASV has expanded its MAX-Series lineup with the addition of the vertical-lift VS-75 and radial-lift RS-75 skid steers.
The MAX-Series line was introduced with compact track loaders in mid-2020. Like the tracked machines, the skid steers benefit from a new, next-generation cab available with 360-degree visibility, a roomier operator area, a more comfortable seat and a new high-tech touchscreen display.
“We’ve already heard great things from customers and dealers about the MAX-Series compact track loaders,” said Buck Storlie, ASV product line manager. “The launch was incredibly successful — ultimately leading us to boost production capacity by 30 per cent earlier this year to keep up with demand. We’re excited to give operators the option to achieve that same level of premium experience in a skid steer. The improved comfort, visibility and ease-of-use mean happier operators and easier workdays.”
Next gen cab
MAX-Series operators benefit from 360-degree visibility with the ability to see their surroundings more clearly with standard LED lighting, optional side lighting, all-clear sides and a frameless door providing floor to ceiling glass area. This provides 52 per cent more glass in the optional enclosed cab when compared to previous ASV models.
As well, operators are able to work longer days in comfort with the MAX-Series with a number of comfort and usability features that can be added to the basic configuration. An optional, new fully suspended seat helps make the cab accessible to virtually all body types.
The seat is the most customizable in the industry, featuring adjustable four-way controls and arm rests, recline, slide and weight. Additionally, a one-sided lap bar makes entry and exit easier.
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This is enhanced by a roomier cab, including up to an additional 5-cm width at the shoulders, 20 cm wider at the knees and up to 11.5 cm more foot room. The cab is enhanced with speaker and radio improvements, including available Bluetooth connectivity.
The cab also features several reliability improvements, including a design that better protects electronics with fully sealed, water-tight wiring harnesses and fuse panels.
The MAX-Series machines include the industry’s first skid-steer roof escape hatch, allowing operators to quickly get out through the roof rather than through the back window and over a hot engine bay in emergency situations. Models also include rollover protection (ROPS) and reinforced windows for impact resistance.
The MAX-Series improves ease-of-operation, service scheduling and job management with an optional 18-cm touch-screen display. The screen includes vital monitoring tools, displays the view from the backup camera and integrates with service history and schedules. Job management features such as passcode operator lockout, idle time tracking and more are also available.
Operators of all skill levels will benefit from new, intuitive switch locations and operator controls. The controls improve convenience with a new dual throttle option, allowing operation at a set rpm with the joystick controls and the ability to increase the rpm with the foot throttle.
The radial-lift, 75 hp RS-75 includes a 1,180-kg rated operating capacity and a 2,650-kg breakout force. The vertical-lift VS-75 features a 2,685-kg breakout force and a 1,587-kg-rated operating capacity as well as 75 hp.
Both models are able to travel over obstacles without getting hung up thanks to 27-cm of ground clearance.
As well, the skid steers’ purpose-built chassis improves performance while climbing hills resulting from a 24-degree departure angle.
The machines maximize serviceability with convenient and simple maintenance access.
Swing-out door and cooling systems provide access to filters and other daily checkpoints for easy maintenance.