Yanmar excavator
A Diverse Lineup that Comes with SmartAssist Remote Free for Five Years

With over 50 years manufacturing compact construction equipment and a four-year/4,000-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty on its excavators, Yanmar is dedicated to providing purpose-built machines that can overcome the most challenging conditions.

Following the introduction of the walk-behind dozer in 1967, Yanmar introduced one of the first mini excavators in 1968. These mini excavators proved popular, and since then, Yanmar has introduced a number of firsts to the mini excavator market, including the first swing boom excavator and the first zero tail swing excavator, says the company.

An important benefit of purchasing a Yanmar excavator is the addition of the SmartAssist Remote (SAR) system. SmartAssist Remote now comes standard on all excavators for free for the first five years and allows you to monitor operational history, geo-fencing, diagnostics and theft notification. This system centralizes control of machine operation information and maintenance support information. Registrations for SmartAssist Remote have increased over 300 percent from 2018 to 2019. Yanmar produces six zero tail swing models in its ViO Series, ranging from 3,836- to 18,136-lb operating weights. For starters, the ViO17-A is equipped with a 14.5-hp Yanmar diesel engine, 3,836-lb operating weight, 7-ft, 7-in. digging depth and variable width tracks of 3 ft, 1 in. to 4 ft, 1 in. On the other end of the spectrum, there’s the ViO80-1A, which is engineered with a 56.9-hp Yanmar diesel engine, 18,136-lb operating weight, 15-ft, 4-in. digging depth and a width of 7 ft, 5 in.

The advanced technology true zero tail swing ViO35-6A, ViO50-6A, ViO55-6A and ViO80-1A feature an electronically controlled Tier 4 Final engine and a robust hydraulic system. They also come standard with Eco and Auto-Deceleration modes for even more operational efficiency. All of this means these models can deliver up to 20 percent less fuel consumption than previous models.

Additionally, Yanmar offers the SV Series of ultra-tight-turning excavators, each of which have a minimal turning radius in both the front and rear. Yanmar has two models in its SV Series. The smallest model is the SV08-1B, with a 10.3-hp diesel engine, 2,348-lb operating weight, 5-ft, 4-in. digging depth and variable width tracks that go from 2 ft, 3 in. to 2 ft, 9 in. The largest model is the SV100-2A, with a 72-hp Yanmar diesel engine, 21,550-lb operating weight, 14-ft, 10-in. digging depth and a width of 7 ft, 7 in.

Advice to Buyers

“Quality, reliability and efficiency are important when choosing an excavator, along with knowing your application,” says Jeff Pate, national sales manager for Yanmar America’s Construction Equipment Division. “You want to make sure you match your application to the right excavator and are getting the best machine for your needs. Ease of changing buckets and attachments with a hydraulic quick-coupler and a warranty that backs the craftsmanship of the machine also ensures peace of mind to the consumer.”

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