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ASV Maximizes Traction, Flotation With New PT-70

Wed April 23, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Replacing the former SR-70 rubber track loader that was introduced in 2006, ASV’s PT-70 features a modern cab, an advanced rubber track undercarriage with suspension, a high-performance hydraulic system, enhanced ground clearance and a precision-balanced chassis.

As with the former SR-70, the 71-hp (53 kW) PT-70 is designed with careful attention to geometry and distribution of machine weight. The result is a machine with exceptional balance and performance within a compact and durable package, according to the manufacturer.

The PT-70 features ASV’s undercarriage technology with suspension that maximizes traction and flotation while giving operators a comfortable ride. Using 28 bogie wheels per track, the machine’s weight is spread over the entire length and width of its rubber tracks. As a result, the machine’s 7,890 lb. (3,579 kg) operating weight is distributed down to only 3.7 psi (24.1 kPa) of ground pressure. That is less ground pressure than that of a person on foot. With such low ground pressure, and a narrow overall width of 66 in. (168 cm), the PT-70 can work productively in confined areas where wider machines won’t fit and in soft or wet ground conditions where skid steer loaders and other track loaders cannot work at all.

Ideal for many construction, landscaping, utility and private-owner applications, the PT-70’s auxiliary hydraulic system comes with bi-directional high flow for brush cutting, snow blowing and more. Low flow hydraulics feature variable speed operation for precise control of attachment functions.

The PT-70 is outfitted with pilot-operated joystick controls that give the operator precise control of all machine functions. Quick-connect hydraulic fittings are standard along with a supplemental electrical connection for attachments.

The new PT-70 now features larger standard interiors over the former model and includes conveniences like a standard 12-volt DC power port and multiple storage areas. It can be customized with a choice of cab enclosures, including an optional slide-up door, an adjustable suspension seat, sliding side windows and more. Other refinements made to the PT-70 include a more convenient ignition key location, a stiffer door frame, a tighter seal on the door, a faster fill rate on the 18 gal. (68 L) fuel tank and a new steel fuel line.

The PT-70 also features a completely new paint and decal package that includes ASV’s bold new logo.

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