Avant 500 series has been completely renewed from its drive transmission. This is implemented with new drive motor which is made by French manufacturer Poclain.
The hydraulic parking brake has also contributed a significant improvement in the 500 series machines. The same system has been in use for some time in the larger 600 and 700 series. The electrical switch used in the brake system has been found to be a very reliable and handy piece of equipment that helps to enhance the security. The brake is very easy in all situations, and it will also automatically turn on when the machine is turned off.