Glenbrook Machinery and Avant 745 Optidrive changing the way Arborists and tree care professionals work

Set up specially for Arborists and Tree Care Professionals, the new Avant 745 Optidrive ArborPro will change the way you work.

The new Optidrive version from Avant provides higher drive torque, and reduced heat thanks to an entirely new drive system with 40% less hoses and fittings. The 745 makes short work of loading large logs into the chipper, as well as clean up afterwards. This means each job will be completed faster, and more efficiently so you can get more done, with less staff – savings all round!

Avant was the first manufacturer to design and utilize the Optidrive system in a compact loader. This system has proven to be very effective, offering lots of pushing power and yet enabling a very compact design to the loader while maintaining an extremely low center of gravity, which is an important part of the great stability of Avant loaders. More info.

Benefits of the new Optidrive™

10% better performance. Optidrive™ reduces power loss in the system by up to 1,5 kW which is roughly 10 % of the total power used in the drive circuit.

60% less hydraulic connections. There are far less 90 degree angle fittings and T-junction fittings which are less optimal for the hydraulic flow.

20% less hoses. Several valves are mounted together on one hydraulic block.

Less heat build up. In Optidrive™ the amount of flushing oil in the drive motors is 5 times bigger compared to the old system, providing a far better cooling of the drive circuit.

Parking brake in rear wheels. In order to get the best possible grip on all load and terrain situations the parking brake in the Optidrive™ is situated in the rear wheels of the loader.

Less engine vibrations and noice. The Optidrive™ has also an effect on the weight and balance of the engine and pump assembly on the loader. The altered weight distribution also lead to developing new engine mounts (vibration dampers) that are optimized to the new load and balance of the assembly. This optimization resulted in reducing the total vibrations of the 700 series loaders. This is especially notable in the noise level inside the cab LX and DLX. The new larger engine mounts reduce vibrations by 50 % on Avant 745 and 750, and by 37 % on Avant 755i and 760i.

Better hydraulic connector system. The Optidrive™ has the new Parker EO3 fitting system in all of the high pressure hoses and fittings. This new system has a dial on the fitting which shows clearly the required torque to which the fitting shall be tightened. Also less fittings and less hoses equal to less possibility of a hydraulic leak.

Better servicing. Less hydraulic connections, the new fitting system and more space to work with in the engine bay and front hydraulic motors area all provide a better servicing experience. The Optidrive™ has a centralized valve system which collects all drive circuit valving into one valve block located in the front frame of the machine.

Talk to Glenbrook Machinery for a free trial – based in Pukekohe and Mt Wellington, Auckland.


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