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ASV Holdings Inc.’s RT-50 Posi-Track Loader Offers Pushing and Pulling Power

Sept. 6, 2022
The track loader offers a nimble 58.5-inch width, a 9.1-foot lift height, a 1,400 pounds rated operating capacity and a 7.1 mph top speed.

ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces a new generation of the company’s RT-50 Posi-Track loader, now powered by a Yanmar engine. The new machine offers 53.8 horsepower, up a full 8 percent from the previous model. The repowered RT-50 also offers improved serviceability, allowing owners to have the Yanmar engine serviced at ASV dealers. In addition to these benefits, the new RT-50 features new comfort, visibility and performance features. The Yanmar-powered RT-50 provides construction-grade performance in a small package and is suited for work in tight spaces, such as 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.  

The repowered RT-50 features a more powerful new 53.8-horsepower Tier 4, 3-cylinder turbo charged Yanmar engine­. The machine has a high tractive effort and pushing and digging power thanks to ASV’s Posi-Power system. The compact track loader allows contractors to be more productive, with high performance thanks in part to a nimble 58.5-inch width, a 9.1-foot lift height, a 1,400 pounds rated operating capacity and a 7.1 mph top speed.

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. The loader’s compact size allows it to be towed behind a 1/2-ton pickup truck.

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 RT-50 is tested to operate at full load 100 percent of the time in ambient temperatures from -40° up to 118° F.

The RT-50’s Yanmar engine can be serviced at ASV dealers. The ability to maintain the engine through ASV’s network of dealers gives customers more convenient options when engine maintenance is required on a Yanmar engine.

The compact track loader is built with a heavy-duty frame, drive table and axles. The RT-50 features new wiring harness routing for additional durability. The drive hose routing and chassis sealing are designed for reduced rubbing, creating fewer line breaks and boosting hose longevity. Metal-face seals on the front and back ensure the drive hubs do not require maintenance for the life of the machine. An optional bumper or bumper and limb riser can be added for additional hood protection in tough applications, such as rental or brush cutting.

ASV designs its patented Posi-Track and skid-steer loaders independently to provide customers with the highest performance from each machine. This is a point of contrast from most manufacturers who use the same chassis for their compact track loaders and skid steers. The RT-50’s dedicated frame results in a 14.4-inch ground clearance. The unit can travel over rocks, logs, stumps and other obstacles with less risk of getting hung up.

ASV’s Posi-Track system features a flexible track and an open-rail and internal positive drive-sprocket undercarriage, allowing for greater traction, longer wear life and faster, 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 features a 3.0 psi ground pressure, reducing the risk of damage to turf. Optional smooth turf tracks make the machine more desirable for use on sensitive turf by minimizing risk of damage. The low ground pressure leads to better flotation and traction on steep, slippery and wet ground. It also enhances control and pushing capabilities.