Designed for customers in need of increased lift at a distance, this knuckleboom loader is a heavy duty alternative to our Optimax 950. With an additional 25-50 hp and 5-9 ft of standard reach, the Evolution 970 is more robust than its little brother, the Evolution 960. It is able to achieve optimal lift capacity while offering the same cost savings you get from the Optimax. Equipped with a load sensing control valve, hydraulic accumulator and the industry’s most spacious cab, the Evolution gives you everything you need to perform at your best. Thanks to its compact design and four available configurations, there is literally no limit to the variety of applications or environments this loader will thrive in.