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New mini loader from Avant

Mini loader specialist Avant Tecno of Thetford in Norfolk has announced the introduction of its all-new 400 Series designed for professional users requiring an economical, diesel powered machine with the power to tackle a wide variety of applications using a choice of over 100 different attachments for all year round working.

The model 420 is powered by the same reliable Kubota 14 kW (20 hp) engine as proven in the company's larger 520 unit, but with its lower specification costs almost 20% less.

For the hire market in particular this saving in capital outlay should offer a significant advantage as hire rates will be similar to the larger model and utilisation just as good.

In addition, the 420's overall length is 355 mm shorter than the 520, making it ideal for those applications where space is at a premium.

Like all Avant machines the new 420 is built around a sturdy articulated chassis complete with a ROPS safety frame and tinted pleixglass roof cover. With the seat positioned in the front half of the machine plus an off-centre boom, the driver has an unrestricted view of the job in hand for maximum precision and safety.

The machine also features a useful telescopic boom for extra stability and versatility which provides a maximum lift height of 2750 mm protected by an audible load sensor alarm to warn the driver if the machine becomes unstable for any reason.

Weighing in at just 980 kg and with a speed range from 0 - 12 km/h, the 420 is the perfect choice for tasks where a lightweight, easy-to-transport machine is required with enough power to operate most attachments.