Yanmar introduces ‘flagship’ next generation excavator to UK market

YANMAR has announced that the new SV60 midi-excavator will be available across the UK and Ireland from August.

The five-tonne machine is described as offering a ‘business class’ operator experience and has been designed with a short rear overhang and ‘minimal’ front turning radius.

Yanmar said an X-shaped undercarriage design and ‘unique’ weight distribution allows the SV60 to deliver ‘remarkable lifting capacities and unmatched stability’.

The model is powered by Yanmar’s 4TNV84T-ZMBVA engine and features a power output of 33.4kW at 2,200rpm. Other features include Auto-Deceleration (enabling the engine to idle if operating levers aren’t touched) and Eco Mode (which reduces motor speed to 300rpm).

Andreas Hactergal, sales and marketing director at Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe said, “As our next-generation flagship excavator, we’re confident that the SV60 will prove popular with construction professionals across the UK and Ireland.

“Particular attention has been paid to the operator station design, to maximise space, comfort, efficiency and productivity. Alongside featuring the widest cabin of its class, electronic instrumentation, improved ergonomics, air suspension seat and a 7” LCD rear view camera as standard ensure a pleasant and fully-functional working environment.

“As with each model in the Yanmar CEE portfolio, the SV60 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.”