STARCO scales down dual wheel solution for loaders
A new 12-inch STARCO dual wheel solution for wheel loaders will arrive later this year. The company developed the STARCO AW Mini in close collaboration with Finnish loader manufacturer Avant Tecno, drawing upon its existing experience with other dual wheel solutions and the GS Schaad clamp system.
“Just like duals for tractors, this solution enables better stability and improved traction and reduces ground pressure,” comments Pasi Pietikainen, STARCO’s sales manager for the Nordic region. “It simply gives the user new opportunities when it comes to the use of his or her machine.” Pietikainen, who was part of the development project, adds: “It simply gives the user new opportunities when it comes to the use of his or her machine. Duals improve the versatility of the machines, for instance agricultural machines or lifting equipment where the ground is soft, or the landscape is hilly.”
STARCO expects to make the solution available to other OEMs and end-customers via OEM dealer networks and its own national distributors. “We see a major potential within our current customer portfolio and look forward to sharing more information with them, in particular in our Utility & Ground Care segment,” states Brian Lorentzen, marketing director, STARCO. He continues, “It’s great to take our knowledge from one sector and solution and apply it in new areas to strengthen the performance of the applications and improve the user experience.”
The development project started in 2018, and currently the STARCO AW Mini is being tested prior to going on sale later this year. STARCO intends to officially launch the new dual solution at the Agritechnica show in Germany this November.