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Yanmar commits to electric future at BAUMA 2022

September 27, 2022
Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA

With a global reputation for pioneering the industry’s most fuel efficient and sustainable engine technologies, Yanmar Compact Equipment will announce its commitment to electrification at this year’s BAUMA exhibition.

Alongside unveiling a number of brand new models and plug-in prototypes, the company will present its first zero-emissions mini excavator – the SV17e. Representing an important strategic step in Yanmar’s future transformation, the innovative model demonstrates the company’s intent to build a sustainable business for both its customers and dealers.

Powered by all-electric drive and featuring an open-centre hydraulic system with load-sensing hydraulic pump, the SV17e has been designed to create an exceptional experience for the owner and the operator. Delivering 23.5 kWh gross electric power (19 kWh usable), the 48V air-cooled model provides impressive digging, lifting and carrying capability, while meeting the world’s most demanding emissions restrictions.

With a bespoke LCD operator interface and 400V optional fast-charging capability (230V standard), the SV17e guarantees the highest levels of comfort, ergonomics, precision and control. In normal working mode, a full charge provides 4.5 hours of digging time, or a four-hour mixed duty cycle (20% travelling, 80% digging). In short, the SV17e delivers on the jobsite and on the balance sheet.

Aimed at customers in the European market looking for a sub two-tonne electric solution, the SV17e is perfectly suited to a diverse range of construction, civil engineering, agriculture and landscaping applications. Having gone through a rigorous testing regime, the all-electric model sets the standards in power and performance, providing operators with uncompromising durability and reliability.

Cédric Durand, Director Product Management EMEA at Yanmar Compact Equipment, commented: “While Yanmar is renowned worldwide for its conventional engine technologies, we’re proud to be bringing our unmatched experience into the field of electrification. Our latest models offer a glimpse of the future and demonstrate the progress we’re making towards offering a complete range of all-electric compact equipment.”

“As our first ever plug-in mini excavator, we’ve put the operator at the heart of our SV17e – ensuring it performs at the highest levels and delivers above and beyond the class-leading standards our customers expect.”

Alongside the SV17e mini excavator, Yanmar will also present the electric marque of its hugely popular C08 tracked carrier, as well as a working prototype of its all-new V8e compact wheel loader. With a 40 kWh battery capacity as standard (option to increase this to 53 kWh), the V8e is capable, powerful, highly productive and designed for a wide range of all-terrain applications.

Weighing just 4,500kg, the next-generation prototype is fitted as standard with an 800 litre loading bucket and offers on-board fast charging up to 11 kW (option to increase this to 53 kWh). As Yanmar’s first electric wheel loader, it’s perfect for tight job sites and sets the standards in zero emissions operation.

Giuliano Parodi, Global CEO of Yanmar Compact Equipment, added: “Yanmar CE is on a journey of transformation. Our ambition is to lead the way in compact equipment and, with the help of our dealer partners, deliver sustainable business solutions for our customers and the societies in which they operate.”

“We are challenging the way we think and the way we work, to transform our products, our business, and our brand to create even more value for our customers. Our latest plug-in models demonstrate our capability to bring the quality and reliability of our highly respected conventional engine technology into the arena of electrification.”

Located at Outdoor Space North, booth FN 1017/2, ‘Yanmar City’ will feature four areas dedicated to the company’s road construction, demolition, earthmoving and landscaping equipment, as well as a special zone for its all-electric line-up. Alongside unveiling a number of new models and exclusive prototypes, Yanmar will also present its latest product technologies, machine attachments and customer-oriented finance options.

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