ASV partners with Loftness

ASV partners with Loftness

The two companies designed the Battle Ax, a new, specialized mulching head.

May 21, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of compact track loaders and skid steers, partnered with Loftness Specialized Equipment to design a specialized Loftness S-Series Battle Ax mulching head for optimized performance with ASV machines.

The skid-steer and compact track loader attachment, available through ASV’s dealer network, is designed to produce a finer mulch with fewer passes. It pairs well with ASV’s RT-75 Heavy-Duty and RT-120 Forestry Posi-Track® loaders. The attachment is ideal for improving productivity in forestry mulching, land clearing, trail development and right-of-way work.

“It is important to us that our partners’ values align with ours, and we really see that in Loftness,” said Buck Storlie, ASV Holdings Inc. product line manager. “It’s why we worked so closely with them to make this specialized mulching head.The Battle Ax provides ASV customers the level of performance they need to get the most out of their machines.”

The two companies worked together to match the attachment with ASV machines. ASV and Loftness extensively tested The Battle Ax with the RT-75 HD and RT-120F to optimize specifications and features including hydraulic settings, gearing, back pressure and more.

The Battle Ax gives contractors the ability to fell large standing trees, shave off large material and complete forward and reverse mulching. The attachment applies elements of the company’s flagship Carbide Cutter G4. The Battle Ax also includes the new Battle Ax rotor with built-in depth gauges.

The attachment includes strength steel housing for enhanced durability and several features that minimize moving parts and simplify maintenance. An adjustable push bar and skid shoes give operators maximum control.

“We’ve worked with ASV for a number of years and we’re excited that their customers have direct access to our Battle Ax,” said Bill Schafer, Loftness product manager. “Extensive testing resulted in a unique attachment that pairs perfectly with ASV equipment’s unmatched hydraulic power, reliability and performance.”

The specialized Battle Ax is available through the ASV dealer network. Find your nearest dealer at Learn more about the RT-75 HD and RT-120F at and the Battle Ax at