GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (April 2, 2007) ASV, the preeminent manufacturer of rubber track loaders, introduces the next generation of utility vehicles with the new ASV Scout SC-50, the only rubber tracked utility vehicle on the market.
We have been developing the Scout for nearly four years and we™ve integrated components from our time-tested Posi-Track machines, said Brad Lemke, director of new product development at ASV. Heavy-duty construction and dependable operation make the Scout ideal for the most rugged conditions. This is the perfect machine for construction crews, survey crews, utility companies, pipeline workers, cable crews and many other services.
The Scout™s undercarriage features the same patented Posi-Track technology used in ASV™s earthmoving equipment. The combination of suspension, all-rubber track, 10 rubber wheels that disperse weight across a 15-inch wide track and a uniquely designed sprocket with roller system provide the machine with a smooth, quiet and very efficient operation unlike any other utility vehicle. The undercarriage suspension provides comfort for the operator and passenger, while also providing load retention in the bed.
The Scout is highly maneuverable, says Lemke. A high traction powertrain provides efficient transport over slippery conditions such as mud or snow, while a 5,000-lb. towing capacity gives you the muscle to get the job done right.
With a travel speed of 11.5 mph, a fuel capacity of 30 gallons and low ground pressure, you can travel further, work harder and carry more compared to any other utility vehicle available all with minimal damage to the ground.
Powered by a Perkins 404C-22 diesel engine that features four in-line cylinders, a peak torque of 105 feet per pound and a displacement of 134 inches, you™ll be sure to have the power and reliability for any situation.
The Scout also features a smooth hydrostatic drive that is operated by a special Quick-Shift two-way pedal one side for forward and the other side for reverse. No shifting is required. The body of the Scout also features two headlights and one rear light for work on the platform.
The sky™s the limit when it comes to attachments and features, says Lemke. The Scout offers an auxiliary hydraulic system for front- or rear-mount hydraulic attachments such as a snow blade, dump box and a variety of other innovative attachments that are in development.
The optional auxiliary hydraulic system is a 16.3 gallon-per-minute system with quick connect fittings controlled by a joystick located inside the cab, making the hydraulic system easy and convenient.
A dump box option on the Scout provides exceptional utility (3,300 lbs.) and capacity (over 35 cubic feet), roughly twice that of the largest wheeled utility vehicle. The dump box also features easy-on, easy-off operation and is designed with integrated frame and lift cylinder for quick installation. Side board holders are built in for increased capacity of light materials. The Scout features a front and back receiver hitch and can also be fitted with smooth tracks for work on turf or other fragile surfaces.
This is an easy maintenance machine, says Lemke. The Scout offers easy service and access to the battery, air cleaner, fuel fill and hydraulic fill via door panels. No matter where you are you™ll be able to access these components with ease.
The Scout is available in several configurations, with the standard configuration listing at approximately $25,000, while the version featuring the dump box, front and rear hydraulics retails for approximately $33,000.
ASV designs, manufactures and sells rubber track loaders and related accessories, attachments and traction products. ASV also manufactures rubber track undercarriages, some of which are a primary component on Caterpillar™s Multi Terrain Loaders. With its patented undercarriage technology, ASV leads all rubber track loaders in technology and innovation. ASV™s products are able to traverse nearly any terrain with minimal damage to the ground, making them effective in industries such as construction, landscaping and agriculture. ASV™s wholly-owned subsidiary Loegering Mfg. Inc. provides traction products and attachments for the skid-steer industry. For more information, visit ASV™s website at www.asvi.com or Loegering™s website at www.loegering.com.