With its 1900 kg lift capacity and 3.5 m lift height (half a meter longer than the Avant 700 series), the new Avant 800 series definitely stands out among compact loaders. As with other Avant loaders, the 800 series comes equipped with a hydrostatic transmission with a hydraulic drive motor on each wheel with two drive speed areas. The drive speed of the 800 series maxes out at 30 km/h.
Familiar Avant features
The 800 series comes with the quick attach system, giving users the flexibility to choose among the over 200 attachments available from Avant’s comprehensive attachment range. The hydraulic hoses on the attachments are coupled with a multi-connector, allowing installation with a single hand movement.
The Avant quick-attach system – other systems such as the Euro 3 will be available as an option – makes the 800 series one of the most versatile on the market, usable in a wide range of industries including construction, landscaping, property maintenance, agriculture, among others.
And while 800 series, which weighs in at 2 500 kg, is impressive because of its power, its dimensions – L 3.4 m x W 1.5 m x H
2.2 m – and articulated design offer the same smooth mobility that users expect from an Avant.
Another standard feature of the 800 series is the telescopic load boomer, which extends and retracts hydraulically 825 mm. The boomer has a maximum lift height of 3.5 m to the hinge pin, making loading trucks with high sides or mixer feeder wagons and unloading from high up fairly easy. The machine’s hydraulic self-leveling system keeps the load automatically level when lifting or lowering the boom.
A certified ROPS/FOPS open cab comes standard on the 800 series, although users can opt for an enclosed heated cab as well. The DLX cab mounts on the chassis of the loader with anti-vibration mounts, keeping noise and vibration to a minimum. Users will also appreciate the efficient heating and ventilation along with the large windows.
For the present two models from the 800 series, both diesel-powered will be released. The Avant 860i will be EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final compliant while the Avant will be available in markets not covered by EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final emission standards. Production of the Avant 800 series will start in the fall.
In February fifty-eight journalists from 14 countries journeyed to Ylöjärvi to take part in the biggest press conference held by Avant Tecno to unveil the 800-series.