NOTEBOOK: Yanmar Unveils Compact Loader Lineup

Ranging from 67 to 103.5 horsepower, four new compact track loaders cover a wide range of contractor needs.

Snow and ice management pros in the market to boost their heavy equipment fleets this offseason may want to consider Yanmar's latest entries in to the compact equipment market.

The TL65RS, TL75VS, TL80VS and TL100VS are construction-grade machines featuring Yanmar’s performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability standards. Ranging from 67 to 103.5 horsepower, the new compact track loaders cover a wide range of contractor needs and round out the company’s compact equipment lineup made up of mini excavators, compact wheel loaders, and tracked carriers.

“These new compact track loaders create a full line of compact equipment and we are excited to bring more value to the market with the reliable products we’re known for,” said Buck Storlie, product manager, Yanmar Compact Equipment, which introduced the new line at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG. “Customers love our mini excavators for their quality construction and trusted performance in any conditions and now those benefits will be available in our compact track loaders.”
Here are some product features provided by Yanmar that may interest snow and ice management contractors.

Performance. All of Yanmar’s new compact track loaders are construction-grade and include extra durability for the construction, landscaping and rental industries. Reliable Tier 4 Final Yanmar diesel engines offer an additional performance boost. The operator experience is a key focus in the machines with premium 360-degree visibility and a standard suspended seat for enhanced comfort. A removable roof hatch escape offers an optimized safety feature for operators.

Efficiency. The models include several optional efficiency-enhancing features to improve the operator experience and overall productivity. These include a work tool positioner, return-to-position technology, self-leveling, ride control and auto 2-speed capabilities. These intuitive features improve jobsite productivity and level out the learning curve for new operators to expedite the training process.

Technology. The loaders incorporate Yanmar’s optional SmartAssist telematics from the company’s mini excavator line. Features range from error detection and notification to real-time operational status updates and daily work reports. SmartAssist also includes integrated theft protection, allowing the machine’s owner to set a range from a specific location and trigger an alert if that range is exceeded. A state-of-the-art, touchscreen 7-inch color display also comes standard with each of the new compact track loaders for improved convenience on the jobsite.

Reliability. Each machine features a 2-year/2,000-hour warranty and a suspended undercarriage with a pivot link system at the rear axle for added resistance to tough jobs. This linkage technology uses a spring load to reduce oscillation and stabilize the machine, helping to improve material retention and ride quality. The compact loaders also feature highly durable bar-tread tracks, Tier-4 Final engines, and convenient serviceability features.
According to the company, the TL100VS will start production in the Spring of 2023 while the other three models will begin production in late 2023.

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