Avant’s new 645i and 650i wheeled loaders are the most compact Stage V compliant models of more than 26hp in the market.
The dimensions and lifting power of the new machines are in the same range as the previous 600 Series models, but thy are fitted with a 44hp Kubota diesel engine that provides plenty of power and torque for work that requires high pulling force and/or is speed intensive.
The single speed 645i and the two-speed 650i are equipped with Kubota’s V1505CRT four-cylinder, 1.5-litre turbocharged common-rail engine that has an oxidation catalyst and particulate filter to meet the Stage V standard – no AdBlue is required.
The loaders have a maximum oil flow of 75 lit/min for the auxiliary hydraulics, which is said to be unique to a loader in this size class. The new loaders can run almost any of Avant’s hydraulically driven attachments.
A hydrostatic transmission with a hydraulic drive motor on each wheel is a familiar feature of Avant compact loaders. The 645i is equipped with one-speed motors (maximum driving speed 13km/hr), while the 650i has two-speed motors and a maximum driving speed of 25 km/hr.
Due to their low weight, 1,620kg and 1630kg for the 645i and 655i respectively, the loaders are easy to transport and gentle on turf surfaces.
The new loaders have a certified ROPS/FOPS open cab as standard. Both the L-cab and Avant’s latest GT cab, which again are said to be unique in this size class, are available as options. 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 tyre 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 that doesn’t swing sideways, increase stability and provide a higher tipping load.
Avant’s telescopic lifting boom comes as standard for the new models. The length of the telescope is 600mm and the maximum lifting height is 2.84m 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 Avant’s 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.
The brand’s range of attachments is claimed to be the largest in the world, and more than 200 attachments are also available for the 600 series.