Compact Equipment - News Release

Yanmar Releases ViO17-1 True Zero Tail Swing Excavator with Improved Fuel Efficiency and Serviceability

September 1, 2021
Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

<ViO17-1, standard bucket capacity 0.04m2

Fukuoka, Japan (September 1, 2021)  ― Yanmar, has developed a successor to its long-selling ViO17 model with improved fuel efficiency and easier maintenance. The true zero tail-swing compact excavator ViO17-1 will be released on September 1, 2021.

The ViO17-1 benefits from a host of innovations including additional fins in the oil cooler which improve heat balance and reduce machine downtime. Furthermore, by reviewing the shape of the grease pool and cylinder hose, service hours have been reduced and the machine is now easier to maintain.

Yanmar will continue to provide construction machinery that enables safe work and contributes to urban infrastructure development towards a society where everyone can live and work with peace of mind.

Product overview

Product name: ViO17-1
Release Date: September 1, 2021
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Product Specifications:

Engine model 3TNV70-XBV
Operating Weight 1,790kg
Rated output 10.1kW [13.5hp]/ 2200rpm
Fuel tank capacity 20L
Dimensions during transportation [total length × total width (at the time of minimum reduction) × total height] 3,460mm × 1,280(950)mm × 2,320mm
  • When using rubber tracks and 4-pillar canopy

Main features

(1) Reduction of machine downtime by installation of oil cooler

Additional fins in the oil cooler improve heat radiation and contribute to reduced machine downtime.

Oil cooler as standard

(2) Improvement of serviceability by adopting new cylinder hose design

By adopting a new cylinder hose design on the back of the boom, it is now easier to replace the hose in the event of hose damage.

Cylinder hose (New design)

(3) Safety improvements

LED lights replace the halogen work lights, enabling illumination of a wider area. An accumulator that temporarily accumulates hydraulic pressure and can safely drain the excess hydraulic pressure of the machine has been installed and overall safety of the work and maintenance has been improved.

Comparison of LED light and halogen light illumination

YANMAR ViO17-1 short movie

  • ※1Yanmar test value. Actual value will vary with usage.

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Then, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of its enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components, Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.

On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people's lives for all our tomorrows” is a testament to Yanmar's determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future.”
For more details, please visit the official website of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

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