ASV introduced a new Posi-Track loader, the VT-70 High Output, during a recent event held at its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. High Output refers to the machine’s 207 foot-pounds of torque which helps tackle demanding applications and run more powerful attachments.
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The big torque comes from a turbocharged Deutz 2.2-liter engine that cranks out 74.3 horsepower, which is 10 horsepower above what the company’s standard VT-70 machine offers. “It makes 74.3 horsepower at 2,600 rpm, but it has an exceptionally good torque curve, which means it also makes 74.3 horsepower clear down at 2,200 rpm,” says Buck Storlie, product line manager for ASV.
Direct drive pumps on the ASV VT-70 High Output optimize the hydraulic performance over belt driven designs putting out 3,300 psi of auxiliary pressure and 22.2 gpm of flow. An optional 27.4 gpm high flow system is also available.
When it comes time for service, ASV’s three-panel engine access doors and swing-out radiator give you easy ground-level reach to all the service points, filters, battery, and drain plugs. For access to daily grease points, all the zerks fittings are located at the ends of the pins.
Controls for the ASV VT-70 High Output are located on the two joysticks (that is to say, no foot pedals.)
Ride control is available to dampen the load in the bucket, reducing spillage and keeping the operator more comfortable. An optional bucket positioning system also reduces spillage.