First Yanmar SV120 sold in the UK

THE first Yanmar SV120 sold in the UK has been snapped up by GDR Sales and will be used for riverbank maintenance, flailing and general building applications.

The machine was bought through Ben Burgess, Yanmar’s official dealer for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Rutland.

The SV120’s compact design and short tail make it suitable for tight job sites, while its offset boom allows operators to work in small spaces without having to reposition the excavator.

Powered by a 3.6 litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine, the SV120 delivers 85kW (116HP) at 2,000rpm and 400Nm torque at 1,600rpm. With four independent hydraulic circuits, the model can use a variety of tools from buckets to rock breakers, loading hooks and pallet forks.

Recently delivered to the GDR’s base in Norwich, the firm’s director Gary Riseborough said, “I’ve been a customer of Ben Burgess for more than 30 years and have a good working relationship with the team. Over the years I’ve purchased several machines and have always been really happy with the service received. I was visiting the Norwich site and spotted the SV120 in the yard. It was very similar to my existing midi excavator, but more compact. I asked the team if it was available and bought it on the spot!

“It’s been a really good machine so far. It came as standard with all the features you would usually need to add on to a machine and this particular model actually runs on bio-oil, which (when working close to rivers) is ideal. We also work in a lot of wooded areas, so the machine’s compact size means we can easily fit between trees. Major components are accessible from ground level, so there are no rails to get in the way, and the visibility from the cab is brilliant. I can’t say that I’ve seen a comparable machine do it better.”