Sany brings SY16C mini excavator to Australia

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Sany has introduced the redesigned SY16C zero tail-swing mini excavator to the Australian market

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  • Tracks retractable to less than one metre

  • Load-sensitive hydraulics

  • Reinforced and rebalanced body

The SY16C mini excavator features a compact design with a retractable undercarriage and deflectable boom that allows the unit to access job sites narrower than one metre.

Sany says it is looking to explore Australia’s high-end mini excavator market.

"Sany is China's leading excavator manufacturer, and has a wide range of products which are high-quality and robust. We believe it will have a very good performance in Australia," the company says.

The Sany SY16C weighs in at just over 1.7 tonnes and is powered by an 11.2kW Tier 4 Final Yanmar diesel. The little digger’s 30L/min hydraulics can produce up to 15.2kN of breakout force at the bucket.

Sany says the hydraulics are load-sensitive and designed to adjust hydraulic flow based on the application. The SY16C is compatible with a range of standard attachments including hydraulic shears, jackhammers and grapples.

The operators’ station on the SY16C has a fully ROPS/FOPS certified canopy, along with ergonomic joystick controls and an emergency engine kill switch.

The mini excavator’s body has been reinforced and optimised to reduce mechanical stress being concentrated in one area. Sany says this redesign element can extend the machine’s service life by up to 30 percent.

As mentioned, the SY16C has adjustable tracks that can be shifted between 980mm and 1350mm. The tracks are also easily swappable between steel tracks for off-road use and rubber tracks for travel on paved surfaces.

The company says the SY16C mini excavator has been extensively tested over more than 2000 hours and the machine’s key components have undergone more than 800,000 individual fatigue tests to ensure maximum durability.


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