ASV RTF-135 Forestry

New ASV MAX-Series RT-135 Forestry

ASV Holdings Inc. launched the MAX-Series RT-135 Forestry Posi-Track loader, featuring 10% more horsepower than ASV’s RT-120. That maximum power is paired with a premium operator experience, as the completely upgraded loader is part of the new MAX-Series lineup, with all the line’s superior comfort and ease-of-use features standard. Outfitted with forestry-rated guarding and safety features, the new machine is ideal for brushcutting, mulching, land clearing and other high-flow applications.

“Operators have been clamoring for a MAX-Series version of the RT-120, but we’re giving them something even better,” said Buck Storlie, ASV Holdings Inc. product manager. “The MAX-Series RT-135F is a premium machine right out of the gate. We took all the comforts of the MAX-Series and combined them with a machine that’s ready to go to battle. It’s faster, stronger, more productive, and is capable of

The machine’s Cummins engine boasts an industry-leading 132 horsepower. That, combined with a 50-gpm maximum auxiliary flow — also the industry’s highest — and an oversized auxiliary pump capable of 66 gpm, allows the RT-135F to transfer more engine power to the attachment with no sacrifices to machine performanc

Contractors can use the powerful machine longer with its new 52-gallon fuel tank — 22 gallons more than the RT-120. The extra fuel means operators have an increased ability to work all day without refueling.

Operators can lift more and be more productive with the RT-135F, thanks to its up to 4,150-pound rated operating capacity, 10-mph top speed and 10.4-foot lift height.

The new machine features the lineup’s premium 360-degree visibility. Standard LED lighting, optional side lighting and new taillights make it even easier to see around the outside of the machine.

Operators also benefit from a roomier cab accessible to virtually all body types, a one-sided lap bar making exit and entry easier, and customizable seat and arm rests. Additionally, dusty, debris-ridden forestry work is cleaner, quieter and more temperature stable with the RT-135F’s highly pressurized, all-weather cab.


A state-of-the-art 7-inch touch-screen display provides vital monitoring tools, displays the view from the backup camera, and integrates with service history and schedules. It also allows for service scheduling, job management, passcode operator lockout, idle time tracking and more. The in-cab experience is also enhanced through Bluetooth radio allowing operators to listen to music and take calls wirelessly.

ASV built the frameless door with 3/4-inch polycarbonate with enough strength to allow the elimination of the cross beam — improving visibility over the RT-120. The rugged side panels are manufactured with 1/2-inch polycarbonate. A limb riser is also built in for additional guarding. Because of the reinforced cab and high-strength polycarbonate, the RT-135F is the only compact track loader in the industry to meet the same safety standards as dedicated forestry equipment. These include operator protective structure, impact, falling object, and rollover ISO standards. In addition, the inclusion of a roof escape hatch helps to improve safety.

Guarding around the light and radiator improves durability. The hoods are now built from heavy-gauge steel, offering maximum protection to the engine area. An optional back screen adds additional protection.

The RT-135F’s undercarriage is upgraded for maximum performance under the additional weight. Redesigned torsion axles are 20% stronger than their predecessors, bearing the weight of the machine while allowing the track to flex over obstacles and reduce impact to the operator and attachment. Reinforced wheel hubs and bearings enhance durability.

The non-Forestry version of the RT-135F, the RT-135, will also be available. The RT-135 is ideal for high-intensity applications and high-flow attachments in a variety of industries, including dirt work, general construction, landscaping, snow clearing, and more.