Yanmar expands its compact wheel loader line with new V7

Yanmar V7

Yanmar Compact Equipment has introduced the all-new V7 compact wheel loader to the North American market.

The 4,250-kg machine fills the gap in the Yanmar wheel loader line between the V4-7 and the V8 and features a low operating weight, comfortable cab and high bucket capacity.

Its intuitive controls and high travel speeds are designed to maximize performance and efficiency for operators in landscaping, rental, municipalities, snow removal and other applications.

“The V7 is perfect for operators looking for a piece of equipment with leading performance while being easy to transport,” said Frank Gangi, Product Manager for compact wheel loaders and attachments for Yanmar Compact Equipment.

“An ergonomic cab, low centre of gravity, excellent visibility and high travel speeds all lead to a wheel loader that improves jobsite performance while keeping the operator comfortable and productive.”

Yanmar’s V7 features a 703-litre bucket. An optional light material bucket brings that bucket capacity to more than a full cubic yard with each scoop, further improving productivity. The compact wheel loader also includes a 47.6-hp Tier 4 Final Yanmar engine.

The V7 features ±40 degrees of articulation and ±10 degrees of oscillation. The machine includes a newly designed articulation oscillation joint allowing oscillation in the centre of the wheel loader instead of the rear. This maximizes ground contact with all four wheels for optimal tractive force.

For operator comfort, the machine features a comfortable cab and excellent all-around visibility, making long workdays easier. The enclosed cab configuration features two steel frame doors and a standard front sun blind to reduce glare. The steel frame doors help to improve visibility while adding convenience and ventilation from having doors on both sides of the cab.

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The V7’s high-backed seat is heated and includes ergonomic armrests and mechanical suspension. Bluetooth-enabled audio provides operators with individualized entertainment.

As well, the wheel loader improves safety and convenience with a highly visible, fully integrated and removable rotating beacon.

Ergonomic joystick controls simplify machine operation. Creep mode allows for precise attachment control while automatic ride control with limited slip differential improves convenience and efficiency. Operators can easily access relevant machine information and options via a colour display.

Yanmar offers the V7 in canopy and enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning configurations.

V7 efficiency

The V7 includes several efficiency-enhancing features. LED lights improve work area visibility while optimizing power consumption. Operators can move around the jobsite faster using the machine’s 30 km per hour travel speed.

Hydraulic quick couplers allow fast attachment change-out. Contractors can lift loads without the need for constant readjustment of the load angle thanks to the V7’s parallel kinematics. The feature — also called P-Kinematics — is especially ideal for use with pallet forks as it keeps material level as you raise and lower the load.

Yanmar’s V7 is maneuverable and easy to transport. The machine’s centre articulation and oscillation joint make it possible for the wheel loader to achieve a 2.5 metre height and a lower center of gravity, meaning less risk of clearance issues, the ability to fit into shipping containers and better maneuverability on tight jobsites. Additionally, the machine’s low operating weight and low center of gravity improve ease of trailering.

The V7 features ease of maintenance for service items and daily check points, including convenience grease point access.