ASV’s Posi-Track Technology
The Posi-Track® compact track loader undercarriage technology from ASV Holdings Inc., a Yanmar Compact Equipment company, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is designed to enable operators to do more in more places by allowing productivity in challenging conditions. The unique rubber-on-rubber wheel-to-track contact points and fully suspended frame, with a specialized platform, make this possible. Here’s how it works:
The Posi-Track undercarriages, which are mounted to torsion axles, suspend the machine’s weight and allow controlled movement up and down as the tracks flex over obstacles. Because ASV builds its compact track loader tracks without a steel core, the patented tracks feature rubber construction with embedded high-tensile poly-cords that run the length of the track to prevent it from stretching and derailing.
As the loader operator drives forward, an internal positive drive transfers tractive effort from the power train to the rubber tracks. Independent drive motors turn sprockets. The sprockets engage the drive lugs on the inside of the rubber tracks.
The low-friction design maximizes power transfer, conserving engine power for other machine functions. The ASV roller wheels distribute weight evenly across a large ground area, minimizing ground pressure and increasing traction.
Finally, a single-rail, open wheel design helps shed material, making cleaning easier and improving wheel and seal life.
For more information, visit www.asvi.com.