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Yanmar's new compact wheel loader fills size gap in North American lineup

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A Yanmar Compact Equipment V7 compact wheel loader Yanmar Compact Equipment

Yanmar Compact Equipment has introduced the new 47.6-horsepower V7 compact wheel loader to the North American market. Yanmar says that the 9,370-pound machine fills the gap in the Yanmar wheel loader line between the V4-7 and the V8. The new machine has a low operating weight, a comfortable cab area, and a high bucket capacity. Its compact design and high travel speeds help with landscaping, rental, municipalities, snow removal, and other applications.

"The V7 is perfect for operators looking for a piece of equipment with leading performance while being easy to transport," said Frank Gangi, product manager at CWL and attachments for Yanmar Compact Equipment. "An ergonomic cab, low centre of gravity, excellent visibility, and high travel speeds all lead to a wheel loader that improves job site performance while keeping the operator comfortable and productive."

Performance and the operator experience

The V7 compact wheel loader utilizes a 0.92 cubic yard bucket capacity for its weight. That means fewer trips to the pile. An optional light material bucket increases that bucket capacity to more than a full cubic yard with each scoop. The compact wheel loader also includes a Tier 4 Final Yanmar engine allowing for a lifting capacity of 7,981 pound-force.

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 maximizes ground contact with all four wheels.

Yanmar says that the new model is built with the operator in mind. The enclosed cab configuration features two steel frame doors and a standard front sun blind to reduce glare. Steel frame doors provide extra visibility for the operator as well as the convenience and extra ventilation that come from having doors on both sides of the cab. The V7's high-backed seat is heated and includes ergonomic armrests and mechanical suspension. Additionally, the wheel loader improves safety and convenience with a highly visible, fully integrated and removable rotating beacon.

Ergonomic joystick controls help to simplify machine operation. Creep mode allows for precise attachment control while Automatic Ride Control with limited slip differential improves convenience and efficiency.

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

Operational efficiency

Yanmar says that the V7 includes several efficiency-enhancing features. Bright LED lights improve work area visibility while helping to optimize power consumption. An 18.6-mph travel speed helps operators move around the job site.

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 you raise and lower the load.

The machine's centre articulation and oscillation joint make it possible for the wheel loader to achieve a low 98.4-inch height and an even lower centre of gravity, meaning less risk of clearance issues, the ability to fit into shipping containers, and better manoeuvrability on tight job sites. Additionally, the machine's low operating weight and low centre of gravity help with trailering.

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