Forward visibility in the R-series is a little weaker than in traditional Avant loader due to driver sitting on the back frame of the loader. Because the cabin of the loader is further away from the attachment is visibility to the attachment inevitably a little bit worse.
The outer dimension of R-series and traditional Avant are the same except for the height. Due to the location of the control mode and the cabin in the R-series, the loader is about 10 cm higher than the traditional Avant-loader.
Lifting capacity of the traditional Avant and the R-series lifting capacity is practically exactly the same, when the machines are straight, and the body is not inverted. When turning the machine the lifting capacity of the R-series lifting capacity decreases faster than with traditional Avant because the structure of the machine is different and there is not as much moving counterweight with the R-series. When the body of the loader is fully turned the difference in the lifting capacity is about 150 kg for the favor of the traditional Avant.
Even though the turning circle of the R series is practically the same as with other Avants, it is easier to turn with the R series in very tight situations, because the driver’s seat doesn’t extend beyond the turning radius of the wheels. The advantages of the R series steering system are best shown when driving along narrow corridors and in tight situations indoors.