The dimensions and lifting power of the new machines are in the same range with the previous 600 series models, but the engine is now new. The power of the 700 series is packed in these two models. Kubota's 33 kW / 44 hp diesel engine provides plenty of power and torque for work which requires high pulling force and/or is speed intensive. Other loader manufacturers do not have nearly as efficient machines in the same size range.
The current EU Stage V emission standard for diesel engines in non-road mobile machinery requires a catalytic converter and a particulate filter for engines above 19 kW. Avant is the first manufacturer to bring such loaders to the market in this size class.
Superior comfort and versatility for professional use The new loaders have a certified ROPS/FOPS open cab as standard. Both the L-cab and Avant's latest GT cab, which is completely unique in this size class, are available as an option. The noise and vibration isolation of the spacious and modern GT cab are excellent, and the efficient heating and ventilation, good ergonomics, and the large windows provide superior comfort for the operator. Air conditioning is also available in the GT cab.
The familiar Avant concept guarantees efficient work: articulated steering allows turning without tire marks, and the operator sitting in the front chassis has a perfect view on the attachment and the working area. The low center of gravity, together with the rigid articulation joint which doesn’t swing sideways, increase stability and provide a higher tipping load.
Characteristic of Avants, the telescopic lifting boom comes as standard for the new models. The length of the telescope is 600 mm, and the maximum lifting height is 2.84 m to the hinge pin of the attachment coupling plate. This enables, for example, loading on trucks and unloading loads from high up. The hydraulic boom self-levelling system automatically keeps the load horizontal when the boom is lifted and lowered.
The 600 series has the Avant specific quick attachment plate for attachments, and hydraulic quick locking of the locking pins is also available. The hydraulic hoses of the attachment are conveniently connected to a multi connector as in all Avants.
Avant’s range of attachments is the largest in the world, and over 200 attachments are also available for the 600 series. Avant is a very versatile and useful loader for many customer segments: property maintenance, landscaping, farming, construction and demolition, etc.
The new Avant 645i and 650i models will be introduced at the Maxpo exhibition in Hyvinkää, Finland, on 5–7 May 2022. Production of the new loader models will begin in the fall of 2022.
Jukka Kytömäki, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Avant Tecno
Avant Tecno Oy is a world leading manufacturer of high-quality compact loaders and attachments. Founded in 1991, Avant has over the years become a household name in the compact loader business thanks to the numerous innovative solutions it has created. The Avant factory is located in Ylojarvi, near the city of Tampere in Finland. In addition, Avant has subsidiary sales offices in Germany, Great Britain and the United States, and independent importers in over 50 countries all over the world. www.avanttecno.com