ASV Loaders

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by landscapingpoolguy, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey guys,

    Check out these machines......i was very much considering a bobcat but i think i might wanan go with ASV which is basically a CAT. What ya guys think?

    http://www.asvi.com/index.cfm

    im thinking the rc 50

    Chuck
     
  2. r_rivera7272

    r_rivera7272 LawnSite Member
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    I think CAT partially owns the rights to their undercarriage if I'm not mistaken. They're great machines but I don't think there are any aftermarket company for the tracks. I hear the dealers charge around $4000 PER TRACK! OUCH! Let me know if anyone knows an aftermarket company that has these!!!
     
  3. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am very very interested in these machines.....wich i could find and rc 50 with less then 500 hudred hours for around 15.

    Chuck
     
  4. jlewis

    jlewis LawnSite Member
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    Otherway around. ASVI sells to Cat.

    The MTL undercarriages are sold to Caterpillar as a primary component on Caterpillar's MTL product line.

    I think they also sell to Polaris and / or Polaris has a similar machine.
     
  5. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    They do indeed, but Cat owns a significant share of ASVI.

    Cat buys or somehow gets its undercarriages from ASV; ASV RC loaders loaders have Cat's PPPC (aka anti-stall) and Cat's joystick technology; hence their being so cheap to produce (ASV never had to invest in control tech bc they used Cat's.) ASV also have Cat engines and who knows what else.
     
  6. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    ASV's sound like teh best of all worlds......only thing is teh rc 30 and 50 might be a little too light duty for what i need.....looking into a used 2810 or 4800 now.

    Chuck
     
  7. JCLandWerks

    JCLandWerks LawnSite Member
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    Tracks for the RC50 and RC60 are about $1800 each
     
  8. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    ASV also makes a RC60, 80, and 100. Those three models are significantly larger; the 80 and 100 share a common frame and arm design, so if you go with the 80, you are getting the 100 size machine.
     
  9. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    My next big toy is going to be a RC 50. Maybe a rc-60. Depends on price and when I can afford on.
     
  10. LandMatters

    LandMatters LawnSite Member
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    I just left a pretty lengthy post on the post that says Skidsteers, but basically, I have a used Cat 257 track machine and got that over an ASV only because of the price of new machines. ASV's cab is built for the track system, so balance is better than the CAT. My next rubber track machine will either be the ASV 80 or 100. I drove a 2003 leftover ASV 100 last December. It was able to lift over 7500 lbs (2 pallets of material) without a problem. My Cat 257 is similar to the ASV 50/60 and have struggles with pallets of pavers or wall block over 3400lbs.

    These are both great machines, and in my opinion better systems than Bobcat, Gehl, Takahouchi, Etc... because of the independent suspension. It's definitely a joy to work with, especially on steep hills and mudd, and they definitely extend your work season. But you'll want to avoid using the machines in areas of gravel or sand because they with both eat up the rubber bogies (wheels that drive the track) as well as the track getting ripped by jagged gravel.
     

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