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Yanmar launches V7 compact wheel loader

Yanmar has unveiled its V7 compact wheel loader to the North American market

Yanmar Compact Equipment has released its 47.6-horsepower (35.5kW) V7 compact wheel loader to the North American market. The 4.25-tonne machine fills the gap in the Yanmar wheel loader line between the V4-7 and the V8 and features a low operating weight, comfortable cab area and high bucket capacity.

“The V7 is perfect for operators looking for a piece of equipment with leading performance while being easy to transport,” Yanmar Compact Equipment CWL & attachments product manager Frank Gangi says.

“An ergonomic cab, low centre of gravity, excellent visibility and high travel speeds all lead to a wheel loader that improves jobsite performance while keeping the operator comfortable and productive.”

The V7 features a 0.92 cubic yard (0.7 cubic metre) bucket capacity. An optional light material bucket expands upon that, further improving productivity.

The V7 features ±40 degrees of articulation and ±10 degrees of oscillation. The machine includes a newly designed articulation oscillation joint allowing oscillation in the centre of the wheel loader instead of the rear. This maximises ground contact with all four wheels for optimal tractive force.

The enclosed cab configuration features two steel frame doors and a standard front sun blind to reduce glare. The V7’s high-backed seat is heated and includes ergonomic armrests and mechanical suspension.

Ergonomic joystick controls simplify machine operation. Creep mode allows for precise attachment control while Automatic Ride Control with Limited Slip Differential improves convenience and efficiency. Operators can easily access relevant machine information and options via a colour display.

Yanmar offers the V7 in canopy and enclosed cab with heat and A/C configurations.

Yanmar says operators can move around the jobsite faster using the machine’s 18.6mph/29.9km/h travel speed while hydraulic quick couplers allow fast attachment change-out. Contractors can lift loads with precision without the need for constant readjustment of the load angle thanks to the V7’s parallel kinematics. The feature – also called P-Kinematics – is especially ideal for use with pallet forks as it keeps material level as the operator raises and lowers the load.

The V7 features ease of maintenance for service items and daily check points, including convenience grease point access. Yanmar offers Maintenance Kits that provide common maintenance and wear part replacement items conveniently in one place for the V7.

Like all Yanmar equipment, the new model includes Yanmar’s proven durability and reliability standards. That is backed by a three-year/3,000-hour warranty.

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