Asv rc100??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Chriscob, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Chriscob

    Chriscob LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I've had an ASV RC30 for years. Great machine and I beat the snot out of it.

    Thinking about getting an ASV RC 100 to switch out with my skidsteer. Need something that can move 3000 lb. pallets on jobsite. I've seen a few used with 800-1000 hrs. on them (2006-2008).

    What's the feedback on them?

    I searched some earlier threads and there were complaints but it seemed as if many were using them in rather constant extreme conditions.. sand, 8-10 hrs./day land clearing, brush grinding etc.(Seemed like no one was happy with their machines in those conditions, whether it was Cat, Bobcat, etc.)

    I plan to use it for basic landscape installation. Grading..base prep for patios..loading/moving materials..etc.

    Flotation/traction with the tracks and all-conditions operation are key.
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Ive heard they are one of the best large frame machines and have noticed they go cheaper used then the others.

    Just by looking at pictures it seems visibility out would be poor but I really cant say. Never been in one.
  3. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 989

    Great machines and they have great visibility.

  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    i have an 05' rc100 that i got pretty cheap. i put some money into new tracks and a few rollers and she rides great.

    i use it for landscaping as well thats why i like the minimal damage. runs a harley rake well and can lift quite a bit as ive used it for patio demos and driveway tearouts.

    in the winter it runs great on the snow and the high flow is great for my 84" snowblower.

    i currently have about 23-2400hrs on mine.

    the only thing that got me was the aluminum pilot block was pretty corroded due to the previous owner using it to load salt, i got the pilot block for 960 bucks from a dealer in indiana, online they were going for 1300. pretty $$$ for a 10"x10" block of aluminum.

    when you go see them, drop the arms to raise the tracks off the ground and move each roller set to see if the bearings are shot, as each assembly is 700 bucks. check the bottom of the machine for oil leaks, or ask them to tilt the cab up, its only four bolts that way you can check the whole hydro assembly for any wet spots. also check the rollers for excessive play, they will have some play to them but if the wall thickness is less than 1/8" they will have to be changed and i believe there are 72 of em, but bair makes replacement poly ones. check tracks for any tears/cracks, people will complain about expensive replacements but i got em for 1650 a piece, not much more than standard ctl tracks.

    and see if you can find the newer (06+ i think) b/c they have a more opened track carrier frame to allow for easier cleanout.
  5. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Do you really need the 100 vs. the 80? Look at the RB auction next week in Orlando...some really low hr. 80's.
  6. Chriscob

    Chriscob LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    The specs on capacities for track loaders are abit ambiguous (35% vs. 50% operating capacity?).. So I'm thinking bigger is safer.

    Thanks for the replies.
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    if you dont mind the added size and weight (10K lbs) of the 100, they are usually cheaper than the 80's on the market
  8. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    I personally would not go with the 100. ASV does not have the same quality as Cat, Bobcat or Case I think. A Takeuchi 130 size will lift the 3000 pounds and be much more compact and easy to move around. It may not ride as nice or be as easy on the turf but overall a better machine.
  9. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    ASV does not have the same quality as Case, Cat or Bobcat, it is far superior. They make the best compact track loader on the market, always have. The Tak is very nice also but still no ASV.
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    You are joking, right? I base my observation from owning a RC 30(Polaris version) since 03. ASV does not come close to the common brands fit and finish, you will likely even get ASV owners to concede that. Using the Perkins is also a major strike against it, I so wish they could have used Isuzu or Yanmar to power them. I respect what the ASV can do but would never buy one.

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