Yanmar begins UK roll out of new midi-excavator

YANMAR has launched a new midi-excavator it claims will offer a “business class” operator experience.

Following its global reveal earlier this year at INTERMAT, the 5-tonne SV60 is to be rolled out across the UK and Ireland and is available to order from authorised dealers nationwide from this month.

The SV60 is powered by Yanmar’s 4TNV84T-ZMBVA engine, with a power output of 33.4kW at 2,200 rpm. It features an X-shaped undercarriage and is capable of carrying one-tonne loads up to 5.10 metres (at 1.25 metres high). This, Yanmar said, makes the SV60 “perfect for urban areas” as it allows the operator to undertake heavy-duty jobs in tight spaces.

According to Yanmar, the SV60 is able to offer the performance of a midi-excavator with the space-saving benefits of a more compact model. Designed with a short rear overhang and minimal front turning radius, the machine has a working envelope of 3,565mm, the manufacturer said.

Andreas Hactergal, sales and marketing director at Yanmar CEE commented, “A 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 in its class, electronic instrumentation, improved ergonomics, air suspension seat and a 7-inch LCD rear view camera as standard ensure a pleasant and fully functional working environment.”

Andreas added, “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.”