Avant Tecno introduces new Avant 800 series
The completely new 800 series is the largest and most powerful loader series from the Finnish manufacturer Avant Tecno. It pushes the limits of compact loader’s performance with 1.900 kg lift capacity and 3,5 m lift height. Still, its dimensions – width 1,5 m, length 3,4 m, height 2,2 m and weight starting from 2.500 kg – and articulated design make the 800 series a very versatile and powerful compact loader.
There will be two models available to start with:
· Avant 860i with Kohler KDI 1903 TCR 42 kW/57 hp common rail turbocharged diesel engine, EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final compliant.
· Avant 850 with Kubota V2403 36 kW/49 hp diesel engine, destined for markets outside the scope of EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final emission standards.
Hydrostatic transmission with a hydraulic drive motor on each wheel together with two drive speed areas is a familiar feature of Avant compact loaders. Max. drive speed of the 800 series is 30 km/h and auxiliary hydraulics oil flow for attachments is as high as 80 l/min.
Telescopic loader boom is standard feature on 800 series as well. The boom extends and retracts hydraulically 825 mm and gives a max. lift height of 3,5 m to the hinge pin. This enables loading on trucks with high sides, on mixer feeder wagons etc. – and unloading from high level. The hydraulic self levelling system keeps the load automatically level when lifting and lowering the boom.
The 800 series is equipped with Avant quick attach system for attachments - other systems like Euro 3 will be available as an option. The hydraulic hoses of the attachments are coupled with the multi connector, which allows easy connecting with a single hand movement – in all conditions.
Avant 800 series has a certified ROPS/FOPS open cab as standard, in addition an enclosed heated cab is available as an option. This DLX cab mounts on the chassis of the loader with anti-vibration mounts, which guarantees excellent noise and vibration isolation. Efficient heating and ventilation and large windows further improve user friendliness. The DLX cab can be equipped with air conditioning as well.
The comprehensive Avant attachment range – over 200 attachments – is available for 800 series also. This makes the 800 a very versatile and useful machine for many different customer groups: landscaping, construction, property maintenance, agriculture, various material handling jobs etc.
Avant 800 series will be introduced at the bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich, Germany on 8.-14. April. Avant stand at the bauma is FN.1020/5. Projected production start is in the fall 2019.
Avant Tecno Oy is a world leading manufacturer of high quality compact loaders and attachments. Founded in 1991, Avant has over the years become a household name in the compact loader business thanks to the numerous innovative solutions it has created. Avant factory is located in Ylojarvi, near the city of Tampere in Finland. In addition, Avant has subsidiary sales offices in Germany, Great Britain and in the United States, and independent importers in over 50 countries all over the world.
Smooth drive is a shock absorber system for the boom. It consists of an accumulator which absorbs and eliminates boom movements and makes driving considerably smoother and more stable when driving at high speed with a heavy load.
This option is unique to AVANT and designed to minimize bouncing of load when driving on rough terrain.
This prevents fruit damage when transporting fruit bins for example.
The machine must also be equipped with both boom self-levelling and boom floating.
Instead of mechanical axles Avant uses a design where there are four separate hydraulic drive motors, one on each wheel of the loader.
This system has proven to be very effective, offering lots of pushing power and yet enabling a very compact design to the loader while maintaining an extremely low center of gravity, which is an important part of the great stability of Avant loaders.
Through research & development Avant has now improved this system with an innovative way of rethinking. In the new system the amount of hydraulic hoses and fittings has been radically reduced and optimized, where the name Optidrive™ derives from as well.