Avant Tecno launch new flagship model
Company celebrates 20th anniversary of trading in UK with launch of range-topping machine
AVANT Tecno (UK) of Thetford in Norfolk are celebrating 20 years of trading in the UK with the launch of the 760i compact tool carrier, which becomes the company’s largest and most powerful machine.
Based in Finland, Avant first set up shop in the UK with the appointment of a national distributor in 1994. Five years later the company decided to take full control of its activities by establishing a wholly owned subsidiary to handle everything from sales and marketing to servicing and repairs, to show its commitment to the UK market.
Since arriving in the country, Avant Tecno (UK) have gone from strength to strength and sold nearly 5,000 of their compact tool carriers as well as access platforms and demolition machines. They have expanded sales through a growing network of regional dealers into a wide range of different markets which have recognized the many benefits offered by the little green machines and the many jobs they can undertake when equipped with a choice of over 100 different attachments currently available.
The new 760i model is said to offer outstanding performance for its size and is able to work hard even with its engine set at low rev/min because maximum torque is on tap from almost the idle position.
Measuring just 3,080mm in length and 1,400mm in width, and powered by a new Kohler KDI engine which develops 42kW (57hp) at 2,200 rev/min and meets the latest Tier 4 Final emission regulations, the new model offers 20% more engine power, 40% more torque and 20% lower fuel consumption compared with Avant’s previous range-topping 750 model.
The ultra-low emission figure has been achieved by Kohler without the need for a diesel particulate filter or diesel exhaust fluid. Instead, the new 16-valve power unit features a high-pressure, common-rail fuel-injection system plus a turbocharger, intercooler, cooled exhaust gas recirculation and a diesel oxidation catalyst. This highly efficient and quiet engine is also equipped with CAN bus technology and an electronic control unit.
The 760i’s hydrostatic transmission offers a maximum travel speed of 30km/h and the machine is said to be highly stable, even at speed, thanks to larger and wider tyres that also help to minimize damage to delicate surfaces. In addition, its auxiliary hydraulic system is able to supply an oil flow of up to 80 litres/min to power various attachments.