The ASV RT-40 can be seen in Booth 4465.

ASV Features the RT-40 Posi-Track Loader

Jan. 14, 2019
ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, offers the RT-40 PosiTrack loader.

ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, offers the RT-40 PosiTrack loader. Featuring a compact size in a class of its own, the RT-40 provides an alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini skid-steer loaders. The model is designed for the rental market, homeowners or contractors working in tight spaces for anything from urban snow clearing to landscaping. ASV will feature the RT-40 in Booth 4465 at The ARA Show 2019 in Anaheim, California. 

The RT-40 includes a turbocharged 37.5-horsepower Kubota diesel engine. Built for power and performance, the 1.8-liter displacement engine produces 84.5 foot-pounds of torque. The Tier 4 Final engine requires no regeneration, exhaust sensors or diesel exhaust fluid. The RT-40 also provides high tractive effort as a result of ASV’s Posi-Power system, allowing for exceptional pushing and digging power. The 4,175-pound RT-40 features a rated operating capacity of 931 pounds and a tipping load of 2,660 pounds. The loader is 48.3 inches wide and has an 8.4-foot lift height. It features speed as fast as 7.1 mph to give contractors and homeowners the ability to complete work faster.  

Variable auxiliary hydraulic flow comes standard on the Posi-Track loader. The system operates efficiently and at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate with a 13.3-gpm pump capacity and 3,000 psi system pressure. The drive pump is the same one ASV uses on its larger models up to 100 hp. Plus, the use of a direct drive pump eliminates the labor-intensive belt servicing that comes with belt-driven pumps. The direct-drive pumps along with the machine’s large line sizes and hydraulic coolers transfer more flow and pressure directly to the attachment and prevent power loss.   

Also, ASV built the RT-40 with the same efficient cooling system as its larger models. This allows operators to use the machine at full load 100 percent of the time in ambient temperatures up to 118 degrees. The combination also means contractors can use the RT-40 with large, heavy-duty attachments.  

ASV built the RT-40 for maximum ease of serviceability. The large rear-tilting hood provides easy access to all maintenance points, including filters, oil and fuel tanks and reservoirs, hydraulic and water separator drains, and the battery. The design also includes an electric lift pump for easy priming and extended fuel filter life. Plus, the machine features easy loader valve access.  

Because ASV designed the Posi-Track loader with the fuel tank in the engine compartment — rather than under the seat — operators have easy access to the drive pump. Servicing improvements within the cab include placing the fuse panel there for fast access, as well as making the seat removable with just two bolts. The RT-40 also includes standard metal-face seals on the front and back to ensure the drive hubs don’t require maintenance for the life of the machine. All of these features mean less downtime spent servicing the machine and more time operating it. 

The RT-40 offers a safer and more productive alternative to similarly sized walk-behind and stand-on skid-steer loaders. The ASV unit’s cab provides rollover and falling object protection, safeguarding the operator from outside elements, and eliminates the fatigue that comes with standing.