Yanmar’s ViO80-1A and SV100-2A top its line of mini excavators

By Jenny LescohierJuly 05, 2022

The 8-ton ViO80 weighs in at 18,136 pounds with 56.9 horsepower and a maximum digging depth of 15 feet, 4 inches (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar Compact Equipment brings the 8-ton ViO80-1A and the 10-ton SV100 mini excavators to market, complete with the company’s telematics system, SmartAssist Remote.

The two machine are the largest models in Yanmar’s mini excavator line and are designed for construction, landscaping and utility applications. 

The ViO80 features Yanmar’s signature zero tail-swing and the SV100 includes an ultra-tight tail-swing. The ViO80’s zero tail-swing design allows the excavator to rotate next to a structure with far less risk of hitting it. The larger SV100’s ultra-tight tail swing has just 6.7 inches of overhang. Both designs allow efficient work in tight job sites.

The 8-ton ViO80 weighs in at 18,136 pounds with 56.9 horsepower and a maximum digging depth of 15 feet, 4 inches, while the 10-ton SV100 has a 21,550-pound operating weight while providing 72 horsepower and a maximum digging depth of 15 feet, 9 inches.

“Contractors sometimes think they have to sacrifice comfort and performance to find a machine that will do work in tight quarters,” said Jeff Pate, director of sales for Yanmar Compact Equipment North America.

“It’s always fun to be the guy that tells them about our 8- and 10-ton mini excavators. They can take more machine to the job than they thought possible with our zero and ultra-tight designs.”

The mini excavators both come with SmartAssist Remote, Yanmar’s telematics system, free for five years on qualifying machines. Using the integrated theft protection, the mini excavator’s owner can set a range from a specific location or a starting time, triggering SmartAssist Remote to send a notification if that range is exceeded.

SmartAssist Remote can also detect errors with electronic components and send notifications to service personnel and directly to Yanmar to streamline the diagnostic process. Additionally, the machine’s owner can view the operational status of the equipment in real time and view daily work reports that track use of the excavator, useful data that can improve jobsite productivity over time. Finally, SmartAssist Remote can track maintenance intervals and inspection items as well as notify the owner via email about upcoming maintenance requirements.

Other standard features include ECO Mode, Auto-Decel Mode and auto shift two-speed travel. ECO Mode helps extend engine life, lengthen oil change intervals and reduces fuel consumption by reducing engine speed and power draw when not needed. The mini excavators’ auto shift two-speed travel design shifts the machines between low and high range automatically, making switching between job site tasks and longer travels seamless for the operator.

As an added convenience, Yanmar’s hydraulic quick coupler comes standard on the ViO80 and SV100. The feature allows fast and easy changing of attachments. Aside

The 10-ton SV100 has a 21,550-pound operating weight while providing 72 horsepower and a maximum digging depth of 15 feet, 9 inches (Photo: Yanmar)

from fitting and removing the safety lock pin, the entire task can be completed with the flip of a switch while the operator is seated in the comfort of the cab.

The SV100 includes a lever-controlled backfill blade, along with an LCD monitor displaying key operating information and maintenance interval notifications.

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