Our local Morbark dealer brought one out for us to try 3 weeks ago, decent machines but my avant 528, can lift more then it. I’d say it was equivalent to my Vermeer 725. They start at $60 Canadian and that’s with no BMG, bucket or anything.I looked at them at the expo, I really like them! I think of all the loader options in that size they may be on the top of my list, although, not being able to research and get opinions on them since they are just becoming available is a bummer. I am eager to find out more about them.
I'm really surprised to hear that the Avant can lift more. My understanding is the Rayco had an 1800 lb rated capacity, and weighs about 3800 lb. It looks like the Avant has a 2100 lb tipping capacity,and only weighs about 2,500 lb plus maybe a 350 lb counterweight. I would have thought that the Rayco tipping capacity was significantly higher than the rated capacity?Our local Morbark dealer brought one out for us to try 3 weeks ago, decent machines but my avant 528, can lift more then it. I’d say it was equivalent to my Vermeer 725. They start at $60 Canadian and that’s with no BMG, bucket or anything.
That is super impressive! have you found the plastic body panels to be an issue? it seems like you would have to be very careful all the time or they would get broken up...Here’s the chart on my Avant, I have the full counterweight package and foam filled tires it’s amazing what it can lift
By the way, I'm still running that Avant/ Gehl al20 I bought off you several years ago. We absolutely love it! My debate is what's to get as a slightly larger replacement... I actually think the Cast loaders have good specs... I was sort of hoping the Rayco loader would be even better than them.
The Kubota that you posted earlier is made by Giant. It is the same loader that branch manager sells.I looked at all brands want with the universal mini skid adapter plate. Giant has it I wish Kubota made one here with the extendable boom and universal plate and with their usual 0% financing maybe I’m dreaming to much lol