Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe has expanded its plant portfolio with the launch of its ViO82 zero tail swing midi-excavator.
Yanmar believes that the new machine offers the efficiency and productivity of a large excavator with the space-saving benefits of a much smaller model. The ViO82 is a true zero tail swing excavator, neither the counterweight nor upper frame overhang the unit’s tracks, making the 8,200KG model suited for operation within tight urban spaces.
The undercarriage has an X-shaped design and the boom has been designed to swing up to 60° on both sides, in order to maximise operator efficiencies.
Powered by Yanmar’s 3.3L 4TNV98C-WBV1 water-cooled diesel engine, delivering 41.5kW (55.6 HP) gross power at 1,900 RPM, the ViO82 achieves a digging force of 63.5kN (bucket), 25° gradeability and a travel speed of 5 kmph.
A common rail direct injection system allows the engine’s ECU to fine-tune combustion and optimise performance, while cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology further reduces exhaust emissions. This, combined with auto-deceleration and eco-mode (which limits power when duty cycles require minimal movement) makes the ViO82 one of Yanmar’s most environmentally-friendly models ever.
The ViO82 further benefits from a comfortable cabin, fully-adjustable air suspension seat as standard and LED lighting. Operator safety has also been prioritised, with a ROPS and FOPS approved design, 360° visibility, large footstep and anti-slip system.
Andreas Hactergal, Sales and Marketing Director at Yanmar CEE, commented: “Completing our zero tail swing excavator portfolio, we’re confident that the ViO82 will prove popular with construction professionals across the UK and Ireland.
“Despite being the largest model in our zero tail line-up, the ViO82 has been designed to perform in the tightest of spaces. Embracing the latest technology, including our 4TNV98C-WBV1 engine, operators benefit from exceptional performance, class-leading fuel economy and minimal emissions.
“As with each model in the Yanmar CEE portfolio, the ViO82 uses premium components to ensure maximum quality and reliability. From materials use to hose routing, intricate design aims to enhance service life and reduce downtime.”