Yanmar America quadruples its wheel loader lineup

Yanmar adds V8, V10 and V12 to wheel loader lineup

Yanmar America has increased its wheel loader lineup, both in size and numbers.

Building on its V-series wheel loader, the company recently announced the addition of three new, larger machines.

The company now carries four wheel loaders, eight excavators, four skid steers, two track loaders and one tracked carrier.

“We are excited to continue to expand our product line. The addition of these three models helps us provide a more complete offering to our dealer and their customers,” said Jeff Pate, national sales manager for YANMAR America’s Construction Equipment Division.

The new V8, V10 and V12 models are purpose-built to overcome challenging conditions, conserve fuel and provide flexibility, the company claims.

The V8 is equipped with a transverse-mounted, 61 hp diesel engine with minimized fuel consumption and low emissions. With a bucket capacity of 1.05 to 1.57 cubic yards, the V8 also features hydrostatic travel drive and parallel kinematics for synchronized parallel operation of bucket and forklift attachment over the entire lifting height.

With the V10, horsepower increases to 74 with a turbo diesel EPA Tier 4 Final engine. The bucket capacity also increases to 1.31 to 2.03 cubic yards.

Yanmar adds hydrostatic drive

The hydrostatic drive provides high speed and low torque when travelling across a jobsite. The drive then changes to high torque, low speed for greater traction and more power demand.

The turbocharged diesel engine provides additional counterweight at the rear of the machine. This creates greater stability and improved loader performance and provides ample access for easier engine service. Furthermore, the oscillating rear axle provides stable operation on uneven ground while maintaining four-wheel traction for comfort and control.

Yanmar’s largest wheel loader option, the V12, includes a 100 hp, four-cylinder turbo diesel EPA Tier 4 engine and an increased bucket capacity of 1.57 to 2.35 cubic yards.

The V12 also features maximum visibility from the cab, easy-to-use quick couplers, parallel kinematics and two doors. Similar to larger wheel loaders, the V12 includes a central pivot with a floating axle.

Yanmar invented the first commercially viable small diesel engine in 1933, the world’s first compact excavator in 1971 and the world’s first true zero tail swing mini excavator.  The company began manufacturing wheel loaders in 1971 at its German construction facility. The V-Series was introduced to North America in 1997.