Since its inception in 1912, Yanmar’s core business has been the production of engines. Following the introduction of the walk-behind dozer in 1967, Yanmar understood the need for even more versatile compact construction machinery and introduced the first mini excavator 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 two new compact track loaders allow operators to work efficiently in mud, sand or sensitive environments. Operators get the same raw power, lift height and versatility of Yanmar skid steers, but with high-strength rubber tracks for extra traction and less surface damage. Operators can easily get into and out of a site quicker and neater than ever before. The Yanmar T175-1 compact track loader is equipped with a 68.4-hp Yanmar diesel engine, rated operating capacity of 1,750 lbs, 127.5-in. height to hinge pin, 18.5 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow and bucket breakout force of 5,189 lbs. This gives contractors the ability to complete a job when the conditions are harsh. The T175-1 touts best-in-class ground speed, tractive effort, bucket dump height and bucket reach, says Yanmar, setting itself apart from other competitors.
The Yanmar T210-1 compact track loader is engineered with a 70.7-hp Yanmar diesel engine, rated operating capacity of 2,100 lbs, 128-in. height to hinge pin, 21.8-gpm auxiliary hydraulic flow and a bucket breakout force of 5,492 lbs. This unit gives pros a solid product offering for any job that comes their way, says Yanmar. The T210-1 also gives best-in-class tractive effort, bucket dump height and bucket reach, says Yanmar.
Contractors can never have too much power or too much fuel efficiency. Yanmar’s Tier 4 Final naturally-aspirated diesel engines aim to give operators both. These engines deliver big power to lift heavy loads along with the fuel-sipping savings businesses demand, says Yanmar.
Cab ergonomics allow operators to have visibility and comfort. The standard 5×5 drive control system offers five presets that change joystick sensitivity, position reaction, engine response, anti-stall and pump swash plate position to suit operator preferences and application requirements.
Professionals can’t get much work done if they have to constantly stop and adjust the tension on the tracks. That’s why Yanmar’s Automatic Track Tensioning System does it for them. The system starts before work begins and continually adjusts while operators grade, haul or do any of the hundreds of other applications contractors need to get done. Yanmar’s compact track loaders give a great sense of comfort with a one piece undercarriage and welded, dedicated track system. Operators can run the machine and not worry about downtime in the middle of a job, says Yanmar.
The company’s Anti-Stall system makes sure operators get the power to see a tough job through to the end without interruption. Anti-Stall automatically adjusts the hydrostatic pump, so as drive load increases, maximum engine torque and drive power are maintained.
Advice to Buyers
“When you are searching for the perfect machine for your business, make sure to learn about the required daily maintenance,” explains Zack Radermacher, product marketing coordinator with Yanmar. “All contractors want to keep their machine operating as long as possible. Knowing the amount and type of daily maintenance required to keep your machine up and running is a major consideration. Also, make sure you put in some time in the seat of each machine and note the differences before purchasing. Brand name alone does not sell a machine, but the comfort and ease of use will help steer you in the right direction.”