FARGO, N.D. — Hustler Turf Equipment is best known for its line of zero-turn mowing equipment, but the company’s new MDV Levelift utility task vehicle (UTV) may soon change that.
The box of the MDV LeveLift can be lowered to the ground by the company’s patented lifting mechanism.
“It goes all the way down to the ground so you can put your small bales in there. You can load trees, load debris and be able to lift that up a on the standard bed,” said Kraig Johnson of Hustler Turf Equipment.
The lift is powered by an electric over hydraulic system, and the box can be dumped at any point in the lifting motion.
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When the box is sitting on the ground, the lift can handle 750 pounds. The box has a 1,650 lb. capacity when sitting in the bed position.
“This is a solid axle machine, so that’s why we can actually hold more capacity than some of the other competitors in the UTV world,” Johnson said.
“It has a Kohler diesel engine that has 23.5 horsepower. The maximum speed is about 37 m.p.h.,” Johnson said.
Options for the MDV LeveLift include a cab, heater, bumper and snow blade.