The ASV RT-40 is ideal in applications that require work in tight spaces, including urban snow clearing and landscaping. - Photo: ASV

The ASV RT-40 is ideal in applications that require work in tight spaces, including urban snow clearing and landscaping.

Photo: ASV

ASV Holdings introduced a repowered RT-40 Posi-Track loader with a Yanmar engine. The 38.2-hp engine adds more power and improves serviceability for machine owners by allowing them to have the Yanmar engine serviced at ASV dealers.

The RT-40 is a more productive, safer option than walk-behind and stand-on loaders, according to the company, and is ideal in applications that require work in tight spaces, including urban snow clearing and landscaping. Additionally, the small-frame RT-40 showcases new comfort, visibility, and performance features over its predecessor.

The machine features a 38.2-hp Tier 4, 3-cylinder Yanmar engine­ and features an 8.4-foot lift height, a 931-lb. rated operating capacity, and a 7.1 mph top speed. The machine also boasts high tractive effort and strong pushing and digging power thanks to ASV’s Posi-Power system. The RT-40’s quick attach fits a variety of attachments and works with an optional adaptor plate for full-sized or walk-behind/stand-on loader attachments. An idler wheels full-metal-face seal package increases the ROC to 1,008 lbs. In addition, the loader’s compact size allows it to be conveniently towed behind a half-ton pickup truck.

The RT-40 comes standard with variable auxiliary hydraulic flow and 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. Labor-intensive belt servicing is eliminated thanks to ASV’s signature use of a direct drive pump. This, along with the machine’s large line sizes and hydraulic coolers, transfer more flow and pressure directly to the attachment to help prevent power loss.

An efficient cooling system allows operators to get more out of their machine. The RT-40 is tested to operate at full load 100% of the time in ambient temperatures from -40 up to 118 F.