Hand controls available as an option on Avant compact loaders

September 24, 2020

Hand controls available as an option on Avant compact loaders

Avant Tecno started working with customers a few years ago to produce the first customised loader with hand drive. Since then Avant Tecno has worked on the design and refined it to ensure it was easy for operators with a lower body disability or injury to use the Avant compact multipurpose loader with hand controls.

Hand Control Option on Avant Compact Articulated Loaders

The design developed into an option that can be added to most Avant compact articulated loaders in the range. Both able bodied and operators with a lower body disability or injury can use the same machine as the change between drive pedals and hand drive is as easy as a flip of a switch on the dashboard.

Hand Control Option on Avant Loaders

With this hand control option operators can control the forward-reverse drive of the Avant loader from the joystick. Because the drive can be controlled with a thumb on the joystick, the driver can drive and control the movements of the boom at the same time. This makes it possible for operators with a lower body disability or injury to make full use of the machine from the hand controls.

Hand Control Option on Avant Compact Articulated Loaders

In these images you can see the inspiration for hand controls on an Avant compact loader, Bert Pein from Germany. The hand controls have allow Mr Pein to work on his farm despite his disability.