Avant in Action: June & October 2014 Events

June

We’re finishing the Spring season by exhibiting at two terrific shows. If you’re in the Schaumburg, Illinois or Columbus, Ohio areas and are attending these shows, stop by our booth to experience Avant firsthand and find a dealer in your area.

American Public Works Association Regional Show (APWA), June 10-11, 2014                 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM,  Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL

17th Annual Snow & Ice Management Association Show (SIMA) June 19-20, 2014, Columbus, OH

October

Find Avant exhibiting at the Green Industry’s major North American trade show – GIE Expo. Experience Avant in both the indoor and outdoor exhibit areas, meet the team, and find a dealer in your area.

GIE+EXPO — The Green Industry & Equipment Expo, October 22-24, 2014, Louisville, KY

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Avant USA Moves With CXC Skiing

 

img_2907Elk Grove Village, Illinois, May 27, 2014 — Avant Tecno USA is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Central Cross Country Ski Association (“CXC Skiing”) headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Avant has been a supporter and sponsor of CXC Skiing over the past two years and, will again, provide its loader equipment to complete the pre-season trail work at Telemark for events this winter season and for the 2016 USSA Nordic Junior National Championships. Avant’s compact loaders perform a critical role from basic pre-season ski trail maintenance and snow removal to moving natural and man-made snow onto the ski trail to creating top of the line conditions for everyone to safely enjoy cross-country skiing.

“AVANT played a huge role in trail and stadium preparation for the 2013 IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup. AVANT is extremely easy to operate, compact and maneuverable. In a challenging weather conditions in a low-snow December, we used AVANT to move snow on the trail around biathlon range and event was challenged again by weather with 2 inches of rain in mid-January two days before the first race. AVANT did an outstanding job for moving man-made snow on the washed out sections of the trail and we were able to pull out all events as they were planned.”
– commented Yuriy Gusev, CXC Executive Director and 2013 IPC World Cup Chief of Competition.

Avant Tecno USA offers a new breed of compact articulated loaders and attachments to the market. Its technology, benefits and solutions are unmatched in the USA. Avant loaders can be equipped with more than 100 attachments, making one machine able to do the work of several. The use of modern hydraulics make Avant loaders strong and durable, while remaining light and agile.

For more information visit www.AvantTecnoUSA.com or contact Sales at 847-380-9822.

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.