ASV RT-50 now powered by Yanmar engine with 8% more horsepower
By Jenny LescohierJuly 09, 2022
ASV has introduced a new generation of its RT-50 Posi-Track loader, now powered by a Yanmar engine which has 8% more horsepower than previous models.
ASV Holdings Inc., the U.S. division of Yanmar Compact Equipment that specializes in compact track loaders and skid-steer loaders, says the new machine is now powered by a 53.8-horsepower Tier 4, 3-cylinder turbo charged Yanmar engine with improved serviceability, allowing owners to have the Yanmar engine serviced at ASV dealers.
According to the manufacturer, which introduced its biggest CTL to date late last year, the Yanmar-powered RT-50 provides construction-grade performance in a small package, and is ideally suited for work in tight spaces, such as for rental, landscaping, construction, snow clearing and more.
“We often hear from customers that our RT-50 is the perfect blend of performance and mobility. Now, with the additional horsepower and new convenience features, that performance factor is dialed to eleven,” said Buck Storlie, ASV Holdings Inc. product manager. “And that’s before even mentioning the world-renowned reliability of the new Yanmar engine.”
The RT-50 measures 58.5 inches wide with a 9.1-foot lift height. It has 1,400-lbs rated operating capacity and a 7.1 mph top speed. It’s designed to provide high tractive effort with exceptional pushing and digging power thanks to ASV’s patented Posi-Power system which features a flexible track and an open-rail and internal positive drive-sprocket undercarriage, allowing for greater traction, longer wear life and faster, more convenient undercarriage cleaning.
Posi-Track loaders also have a high number of ground contact points, spreading the machine’s weight evenly. As a result, the RT-50 exerts only 3.0 psi ground pressure, reducing the risk of damage to turf.
The RT-50’s industry standard quick attach fits a wide variety of attachments. New to the machine is an optional hydraulic quick attach that allows operators to change attachments from the comfort of the cab.
Variable auxiliary hydraulic flow comes standard, and the machine can operate efficiently at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate, powered by 13.3-gpm of pump capacity and 3,000 psi of system pressure. ASV eliminates labor-intensive belt servicing through the use of a direct drive pump. This, along with the machine’s large line sizes and hydraulic coolers, transfers more flow and pressure directly to the attachment to help prevent power loss, the company says.
A new 4.3-inch color display and standard hydraulic joystick controls puts full command of the machine at the operator’s fingertips.
The machine also includes visibility improvements. A new frameless front door includes floor-to-ceiling glass area, allowing operators to better see their work and attachments. The cab’s large side and rear windows provide additional lines of sight. This is further improved by the bright rear LED light and adjustable front pedestal lighting. An optional backup camera is available to replace the standard rearview mirror for additional convenience and visibility.
The loader’s compact size allows it to be towed behind a 1/2-ton pickup truck.