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Avant UK announcement

Avant UK announcement: Seemingly against all odds, despite the global turmoil generated by COVID19 pandemic Avant UK clients, users, owners & operators in serval industry sectors saw yet again another growth year.

Avant’s are available across the UK in 30 outlets from Somerset to Scotland. Avant boasts a strong dealership network covering all sectors from farming to construction, landscaping to property maintenance. We at Avant offer local UK support from a strong established dealership providing sales, service, technical support and hire.

Avant UK announcement

Avant UK announcement

COMING SOON – TO A DEALERSHIP NEAR YOU

As the Avant UK network goes from strength to strength,  we can now offer the same level of service with the launch and addition of Leguan Lifts, the new generation access platforms, at selected specialist dealerships. Leguan Lifts, manufactured in Finland, is a subsidiary of the Avant Tecno Group,  producing versatile and user-friendly all terrain spider lifts.

John Spencer, Sales and Marketing Director for Avant Tecno UK Ltd has these words to say about the launch “Over the past few years demand has grown not only from our never-ending loyal fan base of Avant® Loader owners but also from those owners and operators of our Leguan® spider Lifts. We are now in a position to offer the same level of expertise and service for the Leguan® lifts through a growing network of specialist dealerships through the UK, bringing the Leguan® spider lifts closer to the customer.

This year, we are unveiling, not only new and updated Spider lift models, our new and refreshed Leguan® branding but it’s also the 30th anniversary of Avant® Loaders being sold worldwide, so lots of exciting things to come from the Avant family.”

Jori Mylläri, VP, Sales & Marketing for Leguan Lifts Oy, talking about the UK Launch added “The introduction of the new generation Leguan spider lifts that come with many unrivalled features and user-friendly control have helped us reach new heights in recent years. It is time to introduce these products for the wider UK audience together with the professionals at Avant UK”.

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT

Leguan Lifts Oy, founded in 1990 specialise in designing and manufacturing reliable and technologically advanced self-propelled access platforms. Leguan has a long tradition in this field; the first self-propelled access platform with outriggers was introduced in 1994. In recent years, Leguan Lifts has completely restructured their product selection introducing many unseen features and the most user-friendly interface to date.

Every spider lift is designed with extraordinary all-terrain capabilities and robust boom structure, which makes Leguan’s versatile and fit for any access job. Leguan’s are built to withstand all climates from the heat of Australia to the freezing cold winters of the Nordics.

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Avant UK turns 21!

Avant UK turns 21!: Avant Tecno (UK), the Norfolk-based subsidiary of Finnish compact loader manufacturer Avant Tecno, is celebrating 21 years of service on 23rd April 2020 with some exciting new announcements for their loyal UK customers.

In celebration of their 21st birthday this year, Avant have added their most powerful machine to their 8 series range – the Avant 860i Stage V. The largest of the Avant loaders, although still compact, it benefits from a greater lifting capacity of 1,900 kg, a greater reach of 3.5m, and a turbocharged Kohler KDI 1903 TCR 42 kW/57 hp diesel engine. The machine also complies with the latest emissions regulations and boasts many additional features to previous models, including an improved GT cabin with better visibility and usability, in addition to the best ergonomics in its class.

Avant UK turns 21!

Avant UK turns 21!

Also in recognition of 21 years of service in the UK, Avant are offering all of their customers a 3 year or 3,000 hour hassle free warranty with any new machine purchased in 2020. This also has the option to be extended to a 5-year warranty, particularly suited to those who purchase their products as part of a 5-year finance package. These warranties are in recognition of Avant’s confidence in the reliability and longevity of their machines, ensuring peace of mind for any new purchases made by their customers.

Since its launch in the UK, the Avant team has grown to 9 people and has sold in excess of 5,000 loaders through their network of 16 regional dealers, providing the UK with almost 30 sales points. With a product range of 8 model series and more than 200 different attachments, no other manufacturer offers the range of compact loaders and attachments that Avant do.

Based in Bridgham in rural Norfolk, Avant set up their permanent UK base in 1999 offering a full service inclusive of sales and marketing to servicing and repairs to show their full commitment to the UK market.

Managing Director, Raimo Ala-Korpi, says: 
“We wanted to mark our 21st birthday here in the UK by giving something back to our loyal customer family who have supported Avant over the years. Our team in Finland designed the 800 series in answer to customer demand for a more powerful loader yet still remaining versatile and compact. The first 860i loader was delivered to the UK last month and we have already pre-sold more than 20 of these models to both new and existing customers in a variety of industries such as farming and agriculture, landscaping, construction and equestrian to name but a few. Our extended warranty, which is across our whole range of machines, shows our faith in our product when it comes to performance and lifespan, and our ongoing commitment to our service”.

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Avant appoint Sales Manager

Avant appoint Regional Sales Manager: John Spencer Sales & Marketing Director, AVANT Tecno UK Ltd commenting on the recent addition to the team had these words to share “ With continued growth and expansion, we at Avant Tecno UK have been looking for a regional manager to join our team for the North of the UK, to assist our dedicated dealership network and make sure our Avant owners continue to receive the personal touch that we pride ourselves on.

We have met with many people over the past months to find someone that would meet with our criteria and eventually we have found the best candidate, that upholds our values, vision and understands our customer’s needs.

Avant appoint Regional Sales Manager

Avant appoint Regional Sales Manager

Peter Barfield was introduced to me personally by a contact within our network and came highly recommended. Peter joins us with a vast knowledge and experience of the plant/machinery industry, and I truly believe he is going to be a great asset to the Avant Family.

 I look forward to introducing Peter to our current dealer network and working with him to strengthen our close relationship with our customers, plus he will be assisting in the growth of our already extensive Avant Network throughout Northern England and Scotland bringing Avant closer to the wider audience.”

Peter Barfield Regional Sales Manager for AVANT Tecno UK Ltd upbeat about his new position commented “ I am very pleased to be joining Avant Tecno UK, it’s a family company (Finnish) with family values, every employee is valued the same no matter what job they do.

The Avant product it superb and is made to very high standards, its what you would expect from a manufacture in Finland. The range covers many industries including, landscaping, forestry, agricultural, construction and many more. With the recent addition of the 860 series Avant have raised the bar on compact loaders, this will appeal to even more markets.

I am very excited to be joining an excellent team and hope I can add to their continued success.”

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Avant Tecno Introduce New 800 Series

Avant Tecno Introduce New 800 Series: The completely new 800 series from Avant Tecno is the largest and most powerful loader series from the Finnish manufacturer. It pushes the limits of compact loader’s performance with 1.900 kg lift capacity and 3,5 m lift height. Still, its dimensions – width 1,5 m, length 3,4 m, height 2,2 m and weight starting from 2.500 kg – and articulated design make the 800 series a very versatile and powerful compact loader.

There will be two models available to start with:

  • Avant 860i with Kohler KDI 1903 TCR 42 kW/57 hp common rail turbocharged diesel engine, EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final compliant.
  • Avant 850 with Kubota V2403 36 kW/49 hp diesel engine, destined for markets outside the scope of EU Stage V and US Tier 4 final emission standards.

Avant Tecno Introduce New 800 Series

Hydrostatic transmission with a hydraulic drive motor on each wheel together with two drive speed areas is a familiar feature of Avant compact loaders.  Max. drive speed of the 800 series is 30 km/h and auxiliary hydraulics oil flow for attachments is as high as 80 l/min.

Telescopic loader boom is standard feature on 800 series as well. The boom extends and retracts hydraulically 825 mm and gives a max. lift height of 3,5 m to the hinge pin. This enables loading on trucks with high sides, on mixer feeder wagons etc. – and unloading from high level. The hydraulic self levelling system keeps the load automatically level when lifting and lowering the boom.

The 800 series is equipped with Avant quick attach system for attachments – other systems like Euro 3 will be available as an option. The hydraulic hoses of the attachments are coupled with the multi connector, which allows easy connecting with a single hand movement – in all conditions.

Avant 800 series has a certified ROPS/FOPS open cab as standard, in addition an enclosed heated cab is available as an option. This DLX cab mounts on the chassis of the loader with anti-vibration mounts, which guarantees excellent noise and vibration isolation.  Efficient heating and ventilation and large windows further improve user friendliness. The DLX cab can be equipped with air conditioning as well.

The comprehensive Avant attachment range – over 200 attachments – is available for 800 series also. This makes the 800 a very versatile and useful machine for many different customer groups: landscaping, construction, property maintenance, agriculture, various material handling jobs etc.

Avant 800 series will be introduced at the bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich, Germany on 8.-14. April. Avant stand at the bauma is FN.1020/5.  Projected production start is in the fall 2019.

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