Multi-Purpose Compact Loaders Make Debut in North America

Thu February 14, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Avant loaders have an articulated design and hydrostatic 4-wheel drive.
Avant loaders have an articulated design and hydrostatic 4-wheel drive.

A new company, Avant Tecno USA, opened its doors in Elk Grove Village, Ill., in May 2012, bringing a new breed of compact articulated loaders and attachments to the market.

Avant loaders have an articulated design and hydrostatic 4-wheel drive. The articulated steering makes it tight turning, agile and easy to handle, fitting into tight spaces. The modern design of these machines offers enhanced visibility in all directions, easy one-step side entry and exit from the cab, and a telescopic boom that provides more reach and accurate handling of loads, according to the manufacturer.

Jukka Lyly-Yrjanainen, president of Avant Tecno USA, is originally from Finland, which is where Avant’s parent company, Avant Tecno Corporation, is based.

“We’re excited to bring these machines to North America because they offer a more versatile choice for companies who need machines that do a variety of tasks,” Lyly-Yrjanainen said.

In addition, Avant offers more than 100 attachments, making one machine able to do the work of several different machines. The attachments are easy to connect and change, and meet the needs of people in several industries, including landscaping, construction, grounds maintenance and more. One machine can serve as a snowplow, a lawn mower, a leaf collector, a forklift, a backhoe and much more, according to the manufacturer.

“The use of modern hydraulics makes Avant compact loaders strong and durable, while remaining a light and agile machine,” Lyly-Yrjanainen added.

Avant machines were formerly sold in the United States under the Gehl brand. Now, being established in the United States, Avant is committed to providing cutting edge compact loaders, as well as full support through Avant Tecno USA and its growing dealer network.

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