AS 1040 YAK 4WD
Strong, robust and at home on difficult terrain – AS 1040 Yak 4WD
AS-Motor’s new robust ride-on flail mower is engineered for uneven, rough and steep terrain. The AS 1040 Yak 4WD shreds grass up to 1.5 metres tall as well as brush and young saplings. With high work rates and even more safety, the flail mower is an ideal tool for professional users such as commercial landscapers and municipal operators.
A powerhouse with direct flail shaft drive
The AS 1040 Yak 4WD is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 2 cylinder Vanguard V-Twin engine with up to 23 hp (17.2 kW) and 627 ccm displacement. The engine is horizontally placed and thus transfers the force directly to the flail shaft through a V-belt, while a cyclone air filter delivers fresh air supply. The engine’s oil and fuel pump guarantees performance on slopes.
Variable 4WD with cruise control function
Hydrostatic transmission allows the operator to conveniently control the AS 1040 Yak 4WD’s speed up to 6.8 km/h forward, and 6.3 km/h in reverse. Permanent 4WD delivers propulsion no matter the terrain. The rear axle differential can be blocked at any time via a foot pedal; a drive lever with integrated parking brake and cruise control ensures easy operation.
Surfing flail mower unit with Y-flails
The AS 1040 Yak 4WD achieves work rates reaching 6,800 m²/h thanks to its 1-metre working width and 56 Y-flails that shred grass and deposit the mulch uniformly across the work area. Cutting height can be adjusted to 7 levels between 30-110 mm. A surfing mower deck and Y-flails that give way protect the engine, and the operator, from damage in the event of unseen objects or uneven terrain. The mower deck’s asymmetric shape allows efficient mowing close to fences and around objects.
Comfort for long work days
An ergonomic sitting position provides adequate legroom for users up to 200 cm (6’6″) tall, while the bucket seat and innovative suspension system with end position damping can be adapted to every operator.
Stable and robust asymmetrically arranged surfing flail mower unit. The mower deck and the flails themselves give way to uneven ground and foreign objects.
Perfect mowing results over the entire working width.
Flail rotor drive and diminished need for path overlap guarantee high work rates.
Stable, square-tube frame with weight-optimized design, low-maintenance hydrostatic transmission and optimal cooling.
Low centre of gravity and 4WD guarantee safety on slopes.
Balanced weight distribution – 45% on the front axle and 55% on the rear – ensures outstanding traction and safe work on every terrain.
Maximum operator safety thanks to stable folding bar, integrated safety switch in the driver seat, and emergency stop foot pedal. Lashing points on the device enable safer transport.
Flails and drive belt are easily replaced via appropriate service cut-outs and openings. Fast access to all maintenance points.
In 2018 AS-Motor won the gold medal for the ride-on flail mower AS 1040 YAK 4WD at the innovation competition of the trade fair AGRA in Slovenia.
Upright sitting position, ideal steering-wheel placement and legroom for operators up to 6'6" tall. Lateral deflectors protect the operator from thick growth and thorns. Bucket seat with newly-developed seat suspension.
Variable hydrostatic drive with one-hand drive lever, cruise control and integrated parking brake for fatigue-free work.
Permanent 4WD drive with on-demand limited slip differential for the rear axle. Low pressure tyres with aggressive tread and AS-Motor tyre sealant (flat-stop).
Surfing flail mower deck
The flail mower unit’s surfing suspension yields upward on uneven terrain. Easy height adjustment through spring support.
Insect scare device
Scares insects and small animals away from the mower. Three times more insects can flee in time. With respective adapters suitable for AS 62/63, AS 701/901, AS Sherpa and AS YAK.More information »
Facilitates one-handed steering and maoeuvring on level terrain.
Cross-track chain for the drive wheels.
Width: 1107 mm, height: 348 mm. Adjustable on both sides.
Convenient display of slope incline.
Trailer hitch (YAK)
For connecting the AS trailer.
Cargo area: L = 1071 mm, W = 607 mm, panel height: 274 mm. Permissible total weight: 100 kg. Rear panel can be removed.
Liquide tyre sealant “Plattfuss-Stop”
Reduces the failure times due to flat tyres (20 litres); can only be used in conjunction with the pumpMore information »
Liquide tyre sealant “Plattfuss-Stop”
Reduces the failure times due to flat tyres (950ml)More information »
Pump for tyre sealant
For filling the tyre sealant "Plattfuss-Stop"; only necessary in conjunction with 20 l container
Transport box kit YAK
Compact transport box for installation behind the driver’s seat. Suitable for all YAK models.
Harald Ernstberger (Joe’s Forestry Service, Germany)Harald Josef Ernstberger - a true connoisseur of the entire AS-Motor product range - tested the innovation of the year in tough practical use: the professional ride-on mower AS 1040 Yak 4WD. His verdict is clear: "The new mower from AS is really a machine for professionals. Even under adverse conditions, you can work at high speed and save a lot of time. The cutting pattern is absolutely clean and one hundred percent convincing".
We, the company MT-Anlagenpflege, deal with the care and maintenance of rainwater retention basins, sewage treatment plants and water works. We maintain almost 60 elevated tanks, 90 sewage treatment plants and 160 rainwater retention basins. Our 12 AS machines are indispensable. We are very proud of the AS 1040 YAK 4WD. We received it 5 days after the official presentation. Since these three weeks the machine is running in hard use, we have already mowed 80 hours with this machine. The next YAK has already been ordered.
AS 1040 YAK 4WD has robust cutting equipment and is more stable than rotary mowers, which enables safe work. This is particularly important for our company due to the specificity of the funnel-shaped water filter tanks.
In four months of use and with over 150 working hours on very difficult and uneven terrain with large slopes, the AS 1040 YAK 4WD has proven to be excellent. As far as I am concerned, weeds, grass and bushes are not a problem when YAK 1040 show up.
Performance on rough terrain, perfect cutting results and high efficiency are advantages AS-Motor machines provide to professional service providers.
Gardening and landscaping
AS-Motor’s professional technology offers solutions for the diverse tasks of gardening and landscaping, from outdoor facilities to private gardens, public parks and residential lawns.
Caring for green areas in the civic environment involves a variety of tasks. From parks to roadside management, AS-Motor provides the correct tools to ensure both professional results and operator safety.
Equestrian areas require various forms of green care. Whether maintaining paddocks or lawns, AS-Motor offers tools to create the ideal equestrian environment.
Efficiency is crucial to maintaining a profitable solar park. AS-Motor offers the ideal tools to properly maintain the green areas around and under solar panels.
Athletic facilities and golf courses
Management of edge areas, embankments and lawns of athletic facilities are as important as the greens themselves.
Maintaining roadways often involves mowing high grass and slopes, two specialties of AS-Motor’s professional technology.
Meadow orchards characterize the landscape of diverse regions and provide valuable ecosystems for insect and bird life. Maintaining these areas often involves mowing around trees, on slopes and in rough terrain.
AS-Motor offers professional technology for the maintenance of green spaces in and around public utility facilities.
Viticulture, or wine-growing, is one of civilization's oldest forms of agriculture. AS-Motor was founded 60 years ago with the objective of tackling the slopes and thick growth of vineyards.
Leisure facilities must be visually appealing and expertly maintained. Whether parks or campsites, these areas are frequently used and thus require careful maintenance.
Hunting and forestry
In forests and on hunting grounds, mowing can take place as infrequently as once per year or even at intervals of several years. AS-Motor machines are engineered to tackle the thick growth native to these areas as well as Christmas tree plantations.