Sunward is introducing novel mini excavator line-up
Sunward's new mini excavators meet key needs
Sunward is introducing four new mini excavators. A key launch is a new 2.5tonne class zero tailswing mini excavator, the SWE25 UE. Power comes from a Yanmar diesel rated at 14kW, while the machine has a 0.8m3 bucket and delivers 208kN of digging force. A company spokesperson said: “We will phase out the old one and replace with this model. Production is starting in the second half of this year. The trend in the European market is for zero tailswing machine and we developed this new type for Europe.” The company also has an innovative electric mini excavator in the shape of its SWE18 UE. This weighs 1.8tonne with power from a 380V three-phase supply, and the electric motor drives the hydraulic pumps. The machine was specially developed for applications in tunnelling, parking areas or in sites with a risk of gas, where diesel engines cannot be used. Meanwhile other new machines from Sunward are the SWE08 and SWE10B mini excavators, which weigh 800kg and 1tonne respectively. These are more conventional machines aimed at the rental market.