Yanmar Compact Equipment unveils portfolio’s smallest wheeled loaders

(UI) – Yanmar Compact Equipment is expanding its wheeled loader portfolio with the launch of a brand-new pair of machines: the V7 and V7-HW (Heavy Weight). These machines are the smallest wheeled loaders in Yanmar CE’s product range and are designed to keep ahead of the fast-paced, tough demands of construction, landscaping and rental applications.

The company has created a wheeled loader that makes life easier for operators in every way possible – starting with maneuverability. With a total height less than 2.5 m, a width of 1,850 mm (with bucket) and an overall length of just 5,238 mm, the V7/V7-HW can easily fit inside a standard container - a specification that keeps under the 4 m height limit dictated by the EU’s Weights and dimensions' Directive of 1996.

The all-wheel drive V7/V7-HW both have an electronically controlled drivetrain, and a top speed of 20 km per hour; with 30 km/h max speed is available as an option. Customers can further customize their machines by choosing between a premium range of tyre brands and size.

Combined articulation/oscillation joint lowers transport height

The new V7/V7-HW are unique in that they do away with exterior oscillation, and instead feature a clever joint that combines articulation with oscillation, enabling the height of the machine to be lowered. The units are also a useful half-tonne lighter than the next largest machines in the Yanmar CE range (weighing 4,250 kg and 4,450 kg), making these workers ideal for landscaping on soft surfaces. Using a new platform that can support both diesel and electric power trains, they fill a gap at the smaller end of the company’s compact wheel loader range.

The V7/V7-HW has a hydraulic quick hitch that enables the operator to swap between buckets, forks, sweepers, and other machines. The versatility of the units is paired with a mechanically controlled joystick for precise operation of lift and tilt cylinders, and super responsive tools with a 63 lpm 250 bar pressure pump.

The V7/V7-HW have a bucket capacity of 0.7m3 and 0.8m3, respectively, and the V7-HW has a higher payload on forks (1,900kg) compared to the V7 (1,750kg). The V7 has a maximum tipping load of 3,000kg, while the V7-HW can tip 3,250 kg.

Enhanced ergonomics

For maximum operator comfort and safety, the V7/V7-HW feature an all-new cabin, with two robust steel framed doors, compared to the more usual one door configuration, helping access, airflow and interior cleaning. Large, glazed areas afford a good all-round view – helped by a 3.5-inch operator display fitted on the A-post, rather than on the steering column, improving the view of the front attachment.

Rear visibility is enhanced by the engine hood design and absence of a vertical exhaust pipe. (The exhaust is incorporated into the counterweight – beneficial on the canopy variants, where operators are not exposed to nearby exhaust gases as they would with a normal vertical exhaust pipe.) Large mirrors and powerful work lights further aid safety and visibility, day or night. Roof mounted glazing, meanwhile, helps make operators’ lives easier when dumping from height.

The V7/V7-HW is fitted with a Yanmar 4TNV86CT four-cylinder turbocharged diesel. The engine is not only low emission, but also offers no scheduled maintenance on its DPF for an incredible 6,000 hours. It caters perfectly to the long hours of those working in the construction and landscaping sectors.

The V7 and V7-HW are manufactured at Yanmar CE’s facility at Crailsheim in Central Southern Germany, and aimed at mainland Europe, Scandinavia and North America.


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