Avant multipurpose loaders impress crowds

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The Avant 750 articulated telescopic loader at DDT Expo The Avant 750 articulated telescopic loader at DDT Expo

Avant’s range of articulated telescopic loaders stood out at last weekend’s Diesel, Dirt & Turf expo near Sydney, and not just for its bright green livery — almost every contractor and farmer at the show could see a use for one of these versatile machines.

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With more than 100 attachments available — ranging from 4-in-1 buckets, trenchers and dozer blades to lawn mowers, brooms, manure collectors, bale forks and log grabs — the Finnish machines are suited to farming, earthmoving, property maintenance, landscaping, forestry and groundcare.

A new model on show at DDT was the Avant 750, a 1.9-tonne machine with a maximum lifting height of 3m and a lifting capacity of 2.1 tonnes. It’s powered by a Kubota V2403 diesel engine pumping out 49 horsepower (36kW).

Features of the range include front-mounted operator’s seats, a multi-connector for hydraulic attachments, a self-levelling telescopic boom which is mounted off-centre for improved visibility, and a load sensor that sounds an alarm if the rear wheels are about to lift off the ground.


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