ASV’s RT-25 is the world’s smallest CTL

ASV RT-25

ASV’s is rolling out the new RT-25 Posi-Track, the world’s smallest sit-in compact track loader.

Featuring similar dimensions as the RT-40, the RT-25 serves as an economical alternative for contractors, rental centres and homeowners working in tight spaces.

“Despite its small size, the RT-25 is no toy. It includes many of the features that define ASV CTLs and make them productivity-boosting powerhouses, all in an incredibly compact package,” said Justin Rupar, vice president of sales and marketing for ASV. “We made the machine economical so small- to mid-sized contractors and rental centres can take advantage of its versatility, lightweight qualities and the ability to get otherwise difficult jobs done quickly.”

The RT-25 measures just 122 cm wide, making it easy to drive through tight spaces. This includes landscaping or construction in high-density housing or confined areas where structures such as fences may otherwise need to be removed to accommodate larger equipment.

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The unit’s 1,703 kg operating weight also reduces risk of damage to turf or sensitive surfaces. The low weight also contributes to increased flotation and traction for snow clearing on sidewalks, driveways or in alleyways. A completely smooth turf track is also available to minimize the risk of damage to manicured lawns and golf course greens.

Easy to transport

The compact size of the RT-25 makes it a viable addition to rental fleets. Due to its low weight, drivers can transport the CTL on a trailer pulled by a 1/2-ton pick-up truck or SUV. As well, thanks to the machine’s straightforward controls, learning how to use the unit is simple. Filters and other daily serviceability checkpoints are within easy reach thanks to a large hood opening that gives access to all sides of the engine. This means quick rental turnarounds and less downtime for contractors.

The unit’s cab shields the operator from outside elements and provides rollover protection, something uncommon with walk-behind and stand-on units. The RT-25 also features an optional heated cab for additional comfort during winter operation.

Turbocharged engine

The machine’s industrial 25-hp Perkins diesel engine and 8.2 km/h top speed allow operators to move around quickly to dig and lift more. The engine is turbocharged so it can output its full horsepower even at high elevations. The Tier 4 Final engine requires no regeneration, exhaust sensors or diesel exhaust fluid.

The RT-25 features a rated operating capacity of 302 kg, a tipping load of 862 kg and an 2.5 metre lift height. ASV builds the machine with the same drive motor as its RT-40, allowing it to achieve the same high tractive effort to provide pushing and digging power. The RT-25’s quick-attach suits a variety of available attachments.

Variable auxiliary hydraulic flow comes standard on the Posi-Track loader. The system operates at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate with a 43 litre per minute pump capacity and 3,000 psi system pressure.

Direct drive pumps

As with all of their models, ASV equips the RT-25 with direct drive pumps. The direct drive system eliminates labour-intensive belt servicing required with belt-driven pumps. The direct drive pumps along with the machine’s large line sizes and hydraulic coolers transfer more flow and pressure directly to the attachment and prevent power loss, making for a highly productive machine, despite its small engine size.