ASV adds two new skid steers to MAX-Series

By Riley SimpsonMay 03, 2021

ASV’s two new skid steers, the VS-75 and RS-75 (above), join the company’s new MAX-Series lineup, which debuted in 2020

ASV Holdings Inc., the U.S. division of Yanmar Compact Equipment that specializes in compact track loaders and skid-steer loaders, is adding two new models of skid steers – the vertical-lift VS-75 and radial-lift RS-75 – to its MAX-Series lineup, first introduced in 2020, that feature next-generation cabs, 360-degree visibility, more room for operators, more comfortable seats and high-tech touch-screen displays.

According to ASV, MAX-Series skid steers also feature the manufacturer’s proven benefits including reliability, rated operating capacities, departure angles, breakout force, hydraulic performance, ground clearance, speed, ease of serviceability and cooling packages.

“We’re excited to give operators the option to achieve that same level of premium experience in a skid steer,” said Buck Storlie, ASV product line manager, of the MAX-Series’ two new models. “The improved comfort, visibility and ease-of-use mean happier operators and easier workdays.”

The VS-75 model features a 5,920-lb breakout force and a 3,500-lb-rated operating capacity at its 75 horsepower; the RS-75 includes a 5,845-lb breakout force and a 2,600-lb-rated operating capacity.

The MAX-Series machines come with standard LED lighting, optional side lighting, all-clear sides and a frameless door with an industry-leading floor-to-ceiling glass area, the manufacturer said, including 52% more glass area in the optional enclosed cab compared to previous ASV models.

Comfort is key for the Max-Series skid steers, as each machine’s seat is customizable with four-way controls.

The roomier cab, with up to 2 more inches of width at shoulder level, 8 more inches at the knees and 4.5 more inches of foot room, also features a one-sided lap bar, an updated HVAC system and the industry’s first skid-steer roof escape hatch, which allows operators to quickly get out through the roof rather than the back window in emergency situations.

An additional safety feature is included rollover protection and reinforced windows for impact resistance.

The skid steers’ operator controls and switch locations are intuitive, according to ASV.

ASV’s introduction of these two new skid steers comes after the company announced last year its plan for increasing production capacity by approximately 30% in the first quarter of 2021.

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