Yanmar has announced the launch of three brand new mini excavators. Designed from the ground up, the trio comprises the SV15VT, SV17VT and SV19 VT.

Taking each in turn (and as pictured below), the 1465kg/1555kg (canopy/cab) SV15VT features a Stage V-compliant 3-cylinder indirect injection engine from Yanmar’s popular TNV series. Its double gear pump hydraulic system delivers a flow of 28.6 l/min at a maximum 205 bar pressure, achieving a digging force of 7.4kN (short arm) and 12.9kN (bucket), while also coming with a standard auxiliary hydraulic line to power breakers or augers. The track frame features three bottom rollers and a variable undercarriage (990-1,170mm), ensuring versatility and a comfortable ride for operators.

Users also benefit from 360° visibility, powerful LED work lights and an orange seatbelt as standard, while options include a seatbelt sensor, flashing green beacon, travel alarms and a polycarbonate protective shield for the canopy model. 

Next up, the 1570kg/1660kg (canopy/cab) SV17VT offers the power and performance of a larger model, and is ideal for trenching and landscaping work in tight urban areas or at residential properties. 

 Adopting Yanmar’s ViPPS hydraulic system, which cumulates the flow of separate pumps in order to obtain the optimal combination in terms of speed, power and balance, the SV17VT delivers a digging force of 9.9/16kN (short arm/bucket), traction force of 12.8kN/8kN (first/second speed) and two travel speeds of 2.4 or 4.8km/h.

To ensure maximum durability, hydraulic hoses have been routed inside the boom and the boom cylinder  is located in an upper position to avoid accidental damage. Optional bucket/cylinder arm guards offer maximum protection and minimise unnecessary downtime.

 Finally, the 1880/1970kg (canopy/cab) Yanmar SV19VT is well suited to a wide variety of earthmoving applications, boasting a short turning radius at both the front and rear, alongside a wide boom swing amplitude. Designed to excel, the machine offers a digging force of 11.4/16.7kN (short arm/bucket) and traction force of 12.9kN, with two travelling speeds of  2.4 or 4.4km/h.

Common to all three excavator models is class-leading maintenance accessibility, thanks to a wide engine compartment hood design and easy to disassemble side panels and a cabin floor, which provide instant access to hydraulic components, the fuel/hydraulic tanks and the radiator. The battery and fuse box are located in a lockable compartment under the operator’s seat to maximise security.