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    Avant sells maiden 760i compact loader to Somerset builder

    The very first Avant 760i compact tool carrier to be sold in the UK has recently been delivered to Somerset builder Mike Durston.

    Durston Construction of Shepton Mallet is a small, family-run business and for some 25 years has been building individual houses as well undertaking restoration projects and extensions.

    According to Mr. Durston the most common problem he encounters on sites is limited access and so he had been looking for a machine capable of tackling a wide variety of tasks where space is at a premium.

    “I first spotted an Avant at the Bath & West Show on the stand of local dealer Avant Equipment”, commented Mr. Durston, “and could immediately see its potential for my type of work.”

    Following a subsequent demonstration, Mr. Durston was convinced and decided to place an order for Avant’s latest flagship model which offered the advantages of a quiet and fuel-efficient turbocharged Kohler engine meeting the latest Tier 4 Final emission regulations. This new model provides outstanding performance for its size and is able to work hard even with its engine set at low rpm thanks to maximum torque being on tap from almost the idle position.

    Despite is outstanding performance, the 760i is still a compact unit measuring just 3080 mm in length and 1400 mm in width and features an hydrostatic  transmission allowing a maximum  travel speed of 30 km/h. The machine is also highly stable, even at speed, thanks to larger and wider tyres that  also  help to minimise damage  to delicate surfaces.  In addition, its auxiliary hydraulic system is able to supply an impressive oil flow of up to 80 l/min for powering a huge range of available attachments.

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