Four Models That Are Rugged and Productive Industry Players
Since its inception in 1912, Yanmar’s core business has been the production of engines. Following the successful introduction of the walk-behind dozer in 1967, Yanmar understood the need for even more versatile compact construction machinery and introduced one of the first mini excavators in 1968. After years of success with track technology and mini excavators, Yanmar added a lineup of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders.
Yanmar’s four skid steer loaders come with a combination of raw power and fuel efficiency, says the company. Ranging in size from 68.4 hp and a rated operating capacity of 1,650 lbs to 70.7 hp and a rated operating capacity of 2,700 lbs, these skid steers are as rugged as they are productive. With a wide range of attachment options, contractors will also enjoy the versatility to take on jobs that might normally require multiple machines.
Yanmar skid steer loaders provide stability with a cab forward design that gives balance with a heavy-duty, one-piece steel frame. All of Yanmar’s skid steers allow the operator to maintain and service their equipment with the ability to roll back the cab and access all hydraulic pumps and drive motors. The first machine in Yanmar’s lineup is the S165R-1, with its 68.4-hp Yanmar diesel engine, rated operating capacity of 1,650 lbs, 119-in. height to hinge pin and 18.9 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow. According to Yanmar, the unit is top of its class in hydraulic pump flow, dump height and compact dimensions.
With a balance of power and performance, the Yanmar S190R-1 skid steer loader boasts a 68.4-hp Yanmar diesel engine, rated operating capacity of 1,900 lbs, 121-in. height to hinge pin and 18.5 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow. With this unit, Yanmar notes, contractors can lift nearly 1 ton (operating capacity) into a truck or trailer and then get the job done quicker with ground speed.
The Yanmar S220R-1 skid steer is engineered with a 70.7-hp Yanmar diesel engine, rated operating capacity of 2,200 lbs, 123-in. height to hinge pin and 23.5 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow. This unit stacks up among the highest height to hinge pin and highest reach in its class, says Yanmar. With the highest height to hinge pin in its class, the Yanmar S270V-1 skid steer excels at lift-and-dump projects, utilizing a 70.7-hp Yanmar diesel engine, rated operating capacity of 2,700 lbs, 130.3-in. height to hinge pin and 23.5 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow. The S270V-1 can load 2,700 lbs into just about anything.
Advice to Buyers
“Skid steers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment on the worksite, able to perform a variety of jobs and operate with different attachments, and it is important that they offer excellent visibility, smooth rides and outstanding stability,” explains Eric Berkhimer, construction equipment product manager for Yanmar. “Operator comfort is also an important component to skid steer productivity.”
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