Yanmar boosts power on its largest mini excavators

two Yanmar excavators sit parked at a port

Yanmar Compact Equipment has unveiled the ViO80 and SV100, the largest machines in its mini excavator lineup. 

The ViO80-7 and SV100-7 feature significant improvements to hydraulic efficiency, cab comfort and ease of maintenance. As the largest mini excavators in the Yanmar line, the machines are ideal for fleets and work in utility, construction, demolition and landscaping applications.

“These machines are entirely redesigned with the operator and service departments in mind,” said Buck Storlie, Yanmar Compact Equipment North America Product Manager.

“From more comfort and enhanced ergonomics to an open hood system that is incredibly efficient to work on, we’re confident operators will be thrilled with the new ViO80-7 and SV100-7’s performance and overall experience.” 

Operators will see the biggest improvements from previous models in the new cab. The upgraded space in each model includes a new suspension seat, more foot space, ergonomic foot pedals and a wider cab for easier entry and exit.

Operators can survey the worksite more easily with an increased cab glass area. Hot days are more tolerable with the included automatic air-conditioning, while additional USB ports allow for convenient phone charging. 

Increased power

The 8,220 kg ViO80-7 delivers 18 per cent more power over its predecessor with its new 67-hp Yanmar Tier 4 Final diesel engine. The 9,700-kg SV100-7 includes a 72-hp Yanmar Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Both machines provide operators with increased attachment performance with 20 per cent more PTO flow rate. The ViO80-7 achieves a maximum dig depth of 4.3 metres while the SV100-7 can reach 4.5 metres. 

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The ViO80-7 is a zero tail-swing machine and the SV100-7 includes an ultra-tight tail-swing. The zero tail-swing design allows the excavator to rotate next to a structure with less risk of hitting it. The larger SV100-7’s ultra-tight tail swing has little overhang. Both designs allow efficient work in tight jobsites that may be difficult for larger equipment.

As well, improved engine output and hydraulics allow for more productivity and greater attachment performance. Those same improvements also allow for a 15 per cent increase in work speed, 13 per cent lower fuel consumption rate and 25 per cent increase in travel speed on slope. 

2PLS hydraulics

A new 2-Pump Load Sensing (2PLS) hydraulic system improves efficiency in both new mini excavators. The system increases pump flow rate under high loads to direct power where it’s needed and improve performance. Additionally, the system saves about 13 per cent on fuel consumption as only the necessary amount of flow rate is utilized.

Operators can grade more effectively with the machines’ floating blade function for smoother operation. 

Yanmar tech

Yanmar’s ViO80-7 and SV100-7 include several new technologies compared to the previous models. The new features improve operator productivity and ease of use. Operators can see relevant machine information and options on the new 18-cm colour LCD display. Options include PTO flow rate adjustment, auto-decel mode and a new passcode lockout feature. 

Additionally, operators can see blind spots with the standard rearview and right-side cameras shown on the display. An optional surround view feature reduces blind spots further by showing a 360-degree view on the operator’s display. This can reduce the risk of accidents and help avoid damage when working near obstacles or walls.

Both mini excavators include Yanmar’s SmartAssist Remote telematics system. The technology is 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.

The telematics can also detect errors with electronic components and send notifications to service personnel and directly to Yanmar to streamline the diagnostic process. 

The machine’s owner is also able to view 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. 


The ViO80-7 and SV100-7 mini excavators offer simplified maintenance and refueling access. The new machines include an engine bay designed for maximum accessibility, and the cab hoods open quickly and put the generator, valves, radiator, oil-water separator and more right at maintenance personnel’s fingertips. A water contamination detection system takes reliability a step further. 

The new double locking quick hitch is operable from inside the cab and allows operators to quickly change attachments without leaving the seat. The hydraulic double locking function assures secure attachment retention without the need for manual locks or fasteners.