The 4,600-pound ASV Scout ST-50, powered by a 50-horsepower Perkins diesel, will carry 4,000 pounds of cargo and tow 5,000 pounds. Its pair of 15-inch-wide rubber tracks are nearly 5 feet long, protecting ground surfaces wherever the small hauler works. Optional auxiliary hydraulic systems, with attachment ports front and/or rear, deliver 16.3 gallons of hydraulic flow per minute at up to 3,000 psi. The optional dump box holds 1-1/3 cubic yards of material. Basic list price is about $25,000, while an up-spec version with dump box and front and rear hydraulics retails at around $33,000.
By Larry Stewart, Executive Editor | September 28, 2010