Small machines, big capability

Small machines, big capability

Yanmar Compact Equipment is expanding its wheeled loader portfolio with the launch of a pair of mini machines: the V7 and V7-HW (Heavy Weight).

The duo are the smallest wheeled loaders in Yanmar CE’s product range and are designed to keep ahead of the demands of construction, landscaping and rental applications.

The company claims the wheeled loaders will make life easier for operators in every way possible – starting with manoeuvrability. With a total height less than 2.5m, a width of 1.85m (with bucket) and an overall length of just 5.238m, the V7 and V7-HW can easily fit inside a standard container – a transport friendliness that keeps under the 4m height limit dictated by the EU’s Weights and dimensions’ Directive of 1996.

The all-wheel drive V7 and V7-HW both have an electronically controlled drivetrain, and a top speed of just over 12mph; with just over 18mph max speed available as an option. Customers can further customize their machines by choosing between a premium range of tyre brands and sizes, making the loaders well suited to any application, no matter how tough the terrain.

Lower transport height

The new loaders are said to  do away with exterior oscillation and instead feature a clever joint that combines articulation with oscillation, enabling the height of the machine to be lowered. The units are also a half-tonne lighter than the next largest machines in the Yanmar range (weighing 4,250kg and 4,450kg respectively), making these light-footed ‘workers’ for customers landscaping on soft surfaces.

Whether transporting materials, rehandling loading, lifting pallets, clearing or laying pipes – all can be tackled with a single machine, thanks to a hydraulic quick hitch that enables the operator to seamlessly swap between buckets, forks, sweepers, snow blowers to name but a few.

The V7 and V7-HW have a bucket capacity of 0.7m3 and 0.8m3, respectively, and the V7-HW has a higher payload on forks (1,900kg) compared to the V7 (1,750kg). The V7 has a maximum tipping load of 3,000kg, while the V7-HW can tip 3,250kg.

Rear visibility is good, thanks to the engine hood design and absence of a vertical exhaust pipe. Large mirrors and powerful work lights further aid safety and visibility, day or night. Roof mounted glazing, meanwhile, helps make operators’ lives easier when dumping from height. Controls fall easily to hand and ergonomics have been a priority in the design of the V7.

Operators need not be concerned about downtime either; thanks to the loaders being fitted with a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel. The engine is not only low emission, but also offers no scheduled maintenance on its DPF for an incredible 6,000 hours, catering to the long hours of those working in the construction sector.

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