Yanmar Compact Equipment ihas expanded its wheeled loader portfolio, with the launch of a brand-new pair of mini machines - the V7 and V7-HW (Heavy Weight), the duo being the smallest wheeled loaders in Yanmar CE’s range and designed to meet and exceed the tough demands of construction, landscaping and rental applications.
Armed with feedback about the high-intensity nature of the construction and landscaping sectors, Yanmar was inspired to build the perfect solution and created a wheeled loader that would make life easier for operators – starting with manoeuvrability. With a total height less than 2.5m, a width of 1,850mm (with bucket) and an overall length of just 5,238 mm, the V7/V7-HW can easily fit inside a standard container.
The all-wheel drive V7/V7-HW both have an electronically controlled drivetrain and a top speed of 20km per hour - 30km/h max speed is available as an option. Customers can further customise their machines by choosing between a premium range of tyre brands and sizes, making the V7/V7-HW perfectly suited to any application, no matter how tough the terrain.
Unlike other models in the Yanmar CE range, the new V7/V7-HW 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 CE range, weighing 4250kg and 4450 kg respectively. Using a new platform that can support diesel and electric powertrains, they fill a gap at the smaller end of the company’s compact wheel loader range.
Whether transporting materials, rehandling loading, lifting pallets, clearing or laying pipes – all can be tackled thanks to a hydraulic quick hitch that enables the operator to seamlessly swap between buckets, forks, sweepers, snow blowers and other attachments. The versatility of the units is paired with a mechanically controlled joystick for precise operation of lift and tilt cylinders, and super responsive tools with a 63lpm 250 bar pressure pump.
The V7/V7-HW have a bucket capacity of 0.7m3 and 0.8m3, respectively - the V7-HW having a higher payload on forks (1900kg) compared to the V7 (1750kg). The V7 has a maximum tipping load of 3000kg, while the V7-HW can tip 3250 kg.
Other highlights include an all-new cabin with two robust steel framed doors, large glazed areas affording a good all-round view and a 3.5-inch operator display fitted on the A-post rather than the steering column. For warmer climates, canopy variants of both machines are also available.