ASV RT-25: A small, but mighty rental track loader

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When it comes to track loaders and skid steers, it’s the big guys — the ones that pack upwards of 300-horsepower and can handle over 20 tons — that usually get all the glory. But no one should underestimate compact track loaders like the ASV RT-25, which proves that size matters — just probably not in the way you’d think. Small and nimble, yet powerful, the RT-25 is an asset to any rental fleet due to its ability to be easily transported to and from job sites.

The RT-25 is a favorite among renters, from the weekend warrior landscaping a backyard to construction companies temporarily needing a smaller piece of equipment for a job in a tight space. With its power, speed and size, it can perform in any number of jobs and can be used with virtually any frontal attachments or tools.

ASV RT-25 compact track loader
ASV RT-25 compact track loader

Landscapers choose the RT-25 due to its ability to work in small, tight spaces, and for its smooth turf track that minimises the risk of damage to surfaces like yards, golf course greens and sidewalks. It’s also frequently used by companies that have to keep walkways free of snow for safety purposes, because its small width and lower weight make it the perfect size for sidewalks. 

But the possibilities don’t end there. Its versatility and ability to perform a variety of jobs,  gives the RT-25 a diverse customer base and is a key addition to any rental fleet. “ASV is all about making machines that do more things in more places and that definitely applies to the RT-25,” said Steve Gatti, national sales manager for ASV.

A ton of power in a small package

At 48” wide, the ASV RT-25 is one of the world’s most compact track loaders and is the machine of choice for working in tight spaces. But don’t let its small size fool you. It definitely powers through the tough jobs, too, thanks to its Perkins® 403J-17T, 25-horsepower, three-cylinder diesel engine with turbocharger.

A turbocharger translates into more power and speed to climb. In testing undertaken by ASV on a 30 percent slope, the RT-25 showed superior climb speed and less engine droop with a full load than similar competitor track loaders with more horsepower.

Easy to operate and transport for just about anyone

The RT-25 is a preferred track loader among renters and rental fleet owners alike, because it’s so easy to operate, transport, maintain and service. Not only is it readily available to everyone from homeowners to construction professionals, but it can easily be hauled behind a half-ton pickup or mid-size SUV.

It’s also easy to operate with standard dual-joystick pilot controls and a set-it-and-forget-it throttle. “For today’s kids coming off an X-box, it’s a pretty quick learning curve,” quipped Buck Storlie, ASV project line manager.

Rental fleet owners appreciate how easy the RT-25 and its Perkins engine are to maintain and service. The standard exhaust system means standard maintenance and no high-dollar parts to buy. And easy access to the oil and air filters allows for simple service.

The Perkins-powered ASV RT-25 compact track loader may be small, but it’s definitely mighty. It delivers more than its looks suggest, is easy to transport and operate and can perform in small spaces other machines can’t, making it a perfect choice for renters.

“ASV is all about making machines that do more things in more places and
that definitely applies to the RT-25” 

Steve Gatti, ASV national sales manager

Texas First Rentals™ prefers Perkins power
Texas First Rentals™ prefers Perkins power

Texas First Rentals™ prefers Perkins power

The Texas First rental fleet includes Perkins-powered products from major OEMs including Genie®, Sullair®, Allmand® and many other top-tier manufacturers. There are numerous Perkins powered units in the fleet, Taylor says, including light towers, compressors, trenchers, aerial work platforms, welders, pumps, and generators.

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