New Yanmar midi designed to excel in “tightest of spaces”

YANMAR Construction Equipment Europe (CEE) has launched its ViO82 zero tail swing midi-excavator, which is described as offering the “efficiency and productivity” of a large excavator with the “space-saving benefits” of a smaller model.

The manufacturer said neither the counterweight or upper frame overhang the unit’s tracks, making the 8,200kg machine “perfect” for operating in tight spaces. Features include a “robust” X-shaped undercarriage design and a boom specifically designed to swing up to 60° on both sides.

Powered by Yanmar’s 4TNV98C-WBV1 water-cooled diesel engine, the firm said the ViO82 delivers 41.5kW (55.6 HP) gross power at 1,900 RPM and achieves a digging force of 63.5kN (bucket). The inclusion of Yanmar’s VIPPS21 two-pump independent hydraulic system, which regulates hydraulic flow based on engine speed, is said to minimise pressure loss.

Yanmar added that a common rail direct injection system allows the engine’s ECU to “fine tune” combustion and optimise performance. The ViO82 also boasts an adjustable air suspension seat as standard and LED lighting.

Andreas Hactergal, sales and marketing director at Yanmar CEE said, “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.”