Yanmar announces its redesigned compact excavatorsGlobalSpec News Desk | November 05, 2023
Yanmar Compact Equipment has introduced its new generation ViO80 and SV100 mini excavators.
According to Yanmar, the ViO80-7 and SV100-7 feature improvements to hydraulic efficiency, cab comfort and ease of maintenance. The models are the largest in Yanmar’s mini excavator line and appropriate for fleets and work in utility, construction, demolition and landscaping applications.
Setting these apart from previous models is the newly designed cabins, the Yanmar team explained. Each is built for comfort and operator experience. The upgraded space in each includes a new suspension seat, more foot space, ergonomic foot pedals and a wider cabin for easier entry and exit. Operators can survey the worksite more easily with increased cab glass area. Hot days are more tolerable with the included automatic air-conditioning, the cab is quieter and additional USB ports allow for convenient phone charging.
Yanmar packed each model with greatly increased performance. The 18,122 lb ViO80-7 features 18% more power over its predecessor with its new 67 hp Yanmar Tier 4 Final diesel engine. The 21,385 lb SV100-7 includes a 72 hp Yanmar Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Both machines provide operators with increased attachment performance with 20% more PTO flow rate. The ViO80-7 achieves a maximum dig depth of 14 ft, 3 inches while the SV100-7 can reach 14 ft, 11 inches.
The ViO80-7 features Yanmar’s zero tail-swing; the SV100-7 includes an ultra-tight tail-swing. The zero tail-swing design allows the excavator to rotate next to a structure with less risk of hitting it. The larger SV100-7’s ultra-tight tail swing has very little overhang. Both designs allow efficient work in tight jobsites that may be difficult for larger equipment.
Contractors can reportedly get more done in less time with the redesigned ViO80-7 and SV100-7. Improved engine output and hydraulics allow for more productivity and greater attachment performance. Those same improvements also allow for a 15% increase in work speed, 13% lower fuel consumption rate and 25% increase in travel speed on slope.
A new 2-Pump Load Sensing (2PLS) hydraulic system improves efficiency in both new models. The system increases pump flow rate under high loads to direct power where it’s needed and improve performance and saves about 13% on fuel consumption as only the necessary amount of flow rate is utilized.
Additionally, operators can grade more effectively with the machines’ floating blade function for smoother operation.
Yanmar’s ViO80-7 and SV100-7 also include new features that improve operator productivity and ease of use. Operators can see relevant machine information and options at a glance on the new 7 inch color LCD display. Options include PTO flow rate adjustment, Auto-Decel mode, a new passcode lockout feature and more.
Further, operators can easily see blind spots with the standard rearview and right-side cameras shown split screen on the display. An optional Surround View feature reduces blind spots further by showing a 360° view on the operator’s display. This can reduce the risk of accidents and help avoid damage when working in close contact with obstacles or walls.
The mini excavators both include Yanmar’s SmartAssist Remote telematics system. Using the integrated theft protection, the mini excavator’s owner can set a range from a specific location or a starting time, triggering SmartAssist Remote to send a notification if that range is exceeded. The telematics can also detect errors with electronic components and send notifications to service personnel and directly to Yanmar to streamline the diagnostic process. Additionally, the machine’s owner can view the operational status of the equipment in real time and view daily work reports that track use of the excavator, useful data that can improve jobsite productivity over time. Finally, SmartAssist Remote can track maintenance intervals and inspection items as well as notify the owner via email about upcoming maintenance requirements.
Contractors, fleets and operators have simpler maintenance and refueling access with the ViO80-7 and SV100-7. The new machines include an engine bay designed for maximum accessibility. The cabin hoods open quickly and put the generator, valves, radiator, oil-water separator and more right at maintenance personnel’s fingertips. A water contamination detection system takes reliability a step further.
An improved hydraulic quick hitch improves reliability and security of the attachment to the machine. The optional Double Lock Quick Coupler can be conveniently operated from inside the operator’s station.
To learn more about Yanmar’s new ViO80-7 and SV100-7 mini excavators, visit the Yanmar website.