Yanmar’s new mini excavator is light and slim but still packs a punch
Small but powerful, Yanmar's new SV26
Yanmar’s SV26 mini crawler excavator was launched at Bauma 2013. Slim enough to fit in one lane of a road and weighing in at 2590kg, the SV26 can be transported on a small trailer or light vehicle.
“Although it is a compact machine, it is very powerful,” said Yanmar spokesperson Anne Chatillon.
The SV26 is powered by a three-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine with direct injection and a cylinder capacity of 1330cm3, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining high power (17.4kW at 2,400rpm). It meets the highest standards in terms of exhaust.
Fuel consumption, which is normally 4 litres/hour, can be cut by installing an optional system that automatically reduces engine speed to idle when the machine has not been used for more than four seconds, and then accelerates again when necessary.
The cab has been designed to provide as much space as possible for the operator, with the controls on the right-hand side. It also has and LED monitor.
Following on from the development of the SV26, Yanmar is also displaying three prototype machines in the 1.5 to 2.5tonne range – the SV16, A318 and SV22 will replace their current counterparts.
“We will be getting opinions and feedback from visitors to the stand to find out what they think of them and what they want,” said Chatillon. “After bauma we will re-think everything so as to get the best machine.”