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by Nick Drew  |  Thu 25 Apr 2013

Latest Yanmar 2.6 ton mini excavator launched at Bauma

Yanmar chose Bauma to reveal the new SV26 mini excavator, the long awaited replacement for the popular B25 model, which was a firm favourite with plant hire fleets.

Latest Yanmar 2.6 ton mini excavator launched at Bauma
With its compact dimensions, the SV26 is described as being an ideal machine for all urban and landscaping work. The machine features a very short tail swing, which is a big bonus around tight and congested jobsites. Its transport weight of 2,590 kg (with rubber tracks and cab) allows it to be transported on a small trailer or on a light vehicle. The machine is powered by a 3 cylinder Yanmar diesel engine with direct injection and a cylinder capacity of 1,330 cm3 which reduces fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining high power (17.4 kW at 2,400 rpm). 187 Fuel consumption, which is already very low (less than 4 litres/hour), can be further reduced by installing an optional system that automatically reduces engine speed to idle when the machine has not been used for more than 4 seconds, and then accelerates again when necessary, an increasingly common feature on most machines these days. 186 The all new cab provides ample work space for the operator, and in addition, the door opening has been enlarged to facilitate entry and exit of the machine. Its suspension seat with multi-adjustable headrest and adjustable wrist rests reduce fatigue, particularly during lengthy jobs. 184 The new SV26 was displayed in Munich, alongside other new models from the SV range, including the SV16, SB18, and the SV22. A number of these new models will also be displayed at next month’s inaugural Plantworx show, in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. There will also be a chance to get behind the controls of these new models. The Digger Man Blog has already had an invite to test drive one of the new models from Ammann Equipment’s Chris Beckingsale. I look forward to a bit of stick time, which is what a great plant show should be all about  

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