Sales have grown steadily for Avant over the last decade. Main reasons for the success are a large market area with a continuously developing modular product range.
Avant’s Vice President for production Saku Vastamäki says: “The current investment plan is about €10m. Our target is to increase weekly production by 50% from today’s figures. In practice this means a gradual production growth from 100 loaders a week to 150 loaders a week”.
All current development projects will be completed by 2021.
As part of the development of the product range is the introduction of the completely new 800 series, the Avant e6 and a new access platform from Leguan Lifts.
The completely new 800 series is the largest and most powerful loader series from the Finnish manufacturer Avant Tecno. It pushes the limits of a compact loader’s performance with 1.900 kg lift capacity and 3.5m lift height. Still, its dimensions – width 1.5m, length 3.4m, height 2.2m and weight starting from 2.500kg – and articulated design make the 800 series a very versatile and powerful compact loader.
There will be two models available to start with:
- Avant 860i with Kohler KDI 1903 TCR 42 kW/57 hp common rail turbocharged diesel engine, EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final compliant.
- Avant 850 with Kubota V2403 36 kW/49 hp diesel engine, destined for markets outside the scope of EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final emission standards.
Avant Tecno introduced their first battery powered loader, the Avant e5, at the bauma 2016. Since then the electric loader range has been completed by the first lithium-ion battery powered compact loader on the market, the Avant e6.
The full electric Avant e series is the answer to customers’ wishes, as well as to future emission standards. It can work at full power without emissions, and the operator and workers are not exposed to the exhaust emissions which create health risks.
A further benefit of a battery driven machine is the extremely low noise level. This offers the possibility to work in noise restricted areas.
Leguan Lifts is releasing a new access platform – the Leguan 135 Neo, which is Leguan’s most user-friendly platform to date. All key operations are made with a single joystick, which allows multiple boom operations to be made simultaneously.