February Events for Avant

We’re kicking off February with some great events where Avant will be exhibiting. If you’re in any of these areas or attending any of these events, be sure to stop by to check out our machines and find a dealer in your area.

Avant Tecno USA at GIE+ Expo 2012
New England Grows, February 5-7, 2014, Boston, MA

The Illinois Landscape Show, February 5-7, 2014, Schaumburg, IL

Southern Farm Show, February 5-7, 2014, North Carolina State Fairgrounds

AVANT Test Drive at GIE

We were excited to see this video from our friends at GreenIndustryPros.com that features a test drive of the AVANT units at GIE a couple months ago. We especially love James from New Jersey and his enthusiasm for our machines. Take a look:

 

Avant Loaders and Attachments Work All Year Long

Avant Tecno USA offers more than just powerful, articulated compact loaders. There are also more than 100 attachments that make Avant machines “All-In-One, All Year Long.” No matter the industry or application, whether it’s landscaping, light construction, nurseries, grounds maintenance, municipalities, etc. 

Avant new snowblowerOne of our exciting new products is the 2-stage Snow Blower, available in 48” (fits the 400 and 500 series, and the 630 unit) or 60” (fits the 635, 640, 745, and 750 units). There are several other snow removal attachments available, including blades, buckets, and snowplows.

After the snow has melted, Avant keeps working. With dozens of landscaping and ground care attachments available, people in the green industry have plenty of options to choose from with the light and agile Avant. When paired with the powerful Avant units, landscaping is made easier as the Avant fits into tight spaces and has less damage to the grass than its competitors.

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Avant has also released new Skid-steer Attachment Mounting Adaptor and Quick Connector Conversion Kit that allow people to use their existing skid-steer attachments with Avant loaders.

 

NewAvantFork

Our most recent new product release is the newly developed Avant Pallet Fork, which is compatible with the 400, 500, 600, and 700 series of Avant loaders. It’s available in multiple lengths: 30″, 36″, 42″, 45″, and 48″. It offers unique features, including a lightweight, open design providing good visibility, and adjustable fork spacing. It has a quick attach mount to the Avant units and bolt on the back guard.

Avant Tecno Corporation, which is based in Finland and sold in over 40 countries, launched in the USA in 2012. Avant Tecno USA already has a dealer network that is growing weekly with dealers in the Midwest, South, and East, and more coming in the West later this year.

Avant recently exhibited at GIE+EXPO and the World Dairy Expo, and will be at the TCI Expo with Avant dealers later this month.

Avant USA Dealer Network Growing

dealertrainingLast week we hosted several of our new dealers’ mechanics at our headquarters in Elk Grove, IL, for a dealer training session. Our service manager from Finland came to give everyone some classroom training, along with hands-on driving and service training.

As our dealer network continues to grow, we’re excited to be able to offer more people a local dealer and service solution for their Avant compact loaders and attachments.

Contact us today to find the dealer closest to you.

New Avant 640 Loader Offers Dual Speed

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, May 3, 2013— A new Avant compact loader unit has recently released in the US, offering the same articulated design and power, but now with a dual speed option. The Avant 640 brings more drive speed to the 600 series. It’s equipped with the same Kubota diesel engine as the Avant 635, but thanks to the powerful 2-speed drive motors, the top speed of the 640 is 14 mph in second gear, as compared to the 635 that tops out at 9 mph.

Avant 640 with Collecting Mower 1500

Avant 640 with Collecting Mower 1500

The compact design and hydraulic power of the Avant compact loader makes it a stronger, more lightweight option than many of its competitors. More than 100 Avant attachments easily attach to and detach from the machine, making it versatile for use on several different tasks.

“The higher speed of the 640 makes this an attractive unit for municipalities and larger complexes that require moving equipment from one project to another. This unit can easily move from job to job and eliminate the need to load it onto a trailer to transition to another project,” said Jukka Lyly-Yrjainen, President of Avant Tecno USA.

The 600 series of Avant loaders offers the perfect combination of power and maneuverability. The high-flow auxiliary hydraulics runs almost any Avant attachment. A self-leveling telescopic boom and joystick control are standard. All cab options are available, including the DLX cab that offers full enclosure with heating and A/C and is road traffic ready.

There are several videos on the Avant USA YouTube channel that show the machines in action with a variety of attachments.

Anyone interested in learning more about the machines can visit www.AvantTecnoUSA.com or call 847-380-9822.

Avant Tecno Corporation was founded in 1991. Since then it has produced many innovative solutions in the field of multi-functional loaders and attachments. Product development coupled with a commitment to superior engineering has always been and will be one of the most important factors in Avant’s success. Manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing are located in Ylöjärvi, Finland. In addition, Avant has its own subsidiary sales offices in Germany, UK, and now in the USA. Elsewhere in the world, Avants are sold through a competent and comprehensive importer-dealer network to over 40 countries. Here in the USA, Avant products are available through Avant Tecno USA and our growing dealer network.

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Avant 528 + Leveling Bucket

Avant_levelling_bucketThe Avant 528 is ideal for do-it-yourselfers and professionals. With a lifting capacity of 2,100 lbs., this compact unit is just 100 inches from front to back and weighs 2,900 lbs. The Avant 528 has three different cab options, and also has a telescoping boom and boom self-leveling option.

The Avant Leveling Bucket attachment is built with heavy-duty construction in mind. The sharp back edge of the bucket makes leveling easy when driving backwards. With a longer bottom, visibility is improved for the driver to see the tip of the bucket, making leveling easier. This bucket is available in two widths: 50” and 55”.

Avant 420 + Collecting Lawn Mower 1200

420 with collecting_lawnmower_1The Avant 420 is perfect for homeowners and light professional use. It offers telescopic boom with joystick control and is easy to drive. The 20hp unit is just over 2,100 lbs., is 86.4 inches from front to back, and has a lifting capacity of 1,200 lbs.

The Collecting Lawn Mower 1200 attachment is compatible with the 420, 528, and 630 models of the Avant compact, articulated loader, and can be used for both grass collecting and leaf collection with a capacity for up to about 7.4 cubic feet. The vacuum fan can be turned off and used as a side-discharging mower, and the fine cutting waste is ideal material for composting.

Listen to Avant on Home Talk USA

home_talk_logo-new01We were honored to be asked to join Michael King, the Cajun Contractor, for an interview on his show, Home Talk USA. Our president, Jukka Lyly-Yrjanainen, was on the air with Michael during the March 2 show, and we have the audio from the interview to share with you here. It’s broken into three parts, so follow them in order to hear the whole interview.

Avant on Home Talk USA – part 1

Avant on Home Talk USA – part 2

Avant on Home Talk USA – part 3

Avant USA Integral at IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, February 18, 2013— Avant Tecno USA, the manufacturer of compact loaders with multiple attachments played an important role in a worldwide sporting event last month. Avant was a sponsor of the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Cup, held in Cable, Wisconsin, on January 10-21, 2013. But more than just a sponsor, Avant equipment was essential in the preparation of the trail for the cross-country skiing competition where Paralympic athletes from around the world competed.

The Avant loader helped prepare the trail for the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in January 2013. Photo by Steve Schmieding

The Avant loader helped prepare the trail for the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in January 2013. Photo by Steve Schmieding

The Avant was equipped with a bucket to load, move, and spread the man-made snow to prepare the cross-country ski trail. The agile, 4-wheel drive made Avant an ideal tool to pull the snow guns from the hitch.

“It was an honor to be able to participate in an event like this,” said Avant USA President, Jukka Lyly-Yrjanainen. As a native of Finland, Lyly-Yrjanainen is an avid cross-country skier as well.

Avant, which launched in the US last year, is always looking for unique opportunities to showcase what its machines can do.

There are several videos on the Avant USA YouTube channel that show the machines in action with a variety of attachments.

Anyone interested in learning more about the machines can visit www.AvantTecnoUSA.com or call 847-380-9822.

Avant Tecno Corporation was founded in 1991. Since then it has produced many innovative solutions in the field of multi-functional loaders and attachments. Product development coupled with a commitment to superior engineering has always been and will be one of the most important factors in Avant’s success. Manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing are located in Ylöjärvi, Finland. In addition, Avant has its own subsidiary sales offices in Germany, UK, and now in the USA. Elsewhere in the world, Avants are sold through a competent and comprehensive importer-dealer network to over 40 countries. Here in the USA, Avant products are available through Avant Tecno USA and our growing dealer network.

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