Yanmar Compact Equipment introduced a new generation of its ViO17 and ViO25 mini excavators. The ViO17-1E and ViO25-6B are upgraded for improved operator comfort, convenience and ease of use while retaining Yanmar equipment’s reputation for high performance and reliability in tight spaces.
The ViO17-1E is best suited for residential work, landscaping and small general construction projects. The ViO25-6B also excels in those applications, but brings additional power and size for benefits in building maintenance projects, irrigation, plumbing pipeline and more.
“Operators will appreciate the upgraded features in these new generation models,” said Jeff Pate, director of sales at Yanmar Compact Equipment North America. “From improved operator comfort and lighting to enhanced attachment coupling, the improvements make long days in the cab a little easier.”
The ViO17-1E offers a 4,023-pound operating weight and 14.5-horsepower engine while the ViO25-6B features a 5,908-pound operating weight and 20.4-horsepower engine. Both models feature a light footprint for minimized damage to soft, delicate surfaces in landscaping, residential and sculpting applications. Despite their small size, the models feature dig depths of 7 feet, 7 inches for the ViO17-1E and 10 feet for the ViO25-6B.
Yanmar builds the ViO17-1E and ViO25-6B with true zero tail swing technology. Zero tail swing models are designed so that no part of the cab or canopy extends beyond the track width. This helps protect both the structure the machine is working next to and the machine itself in tight spaces.
The ViO17-1E has a retractable undercarriage that allows operators to hydraulically extend and retract the track width. Added features include standard PTO quick-connect fittings that allow for easier hookup or switching between attachments. For added efficiency, the upgraded LED boom light integrated into the boom can shine directly onto the work area.
Additionally, the updated ViO17-1E and ViO25-6B have been upgraded to a four-point tie system for easier loading and unloading as well as reliable stability during transport. The ViO17-1E and ViO25-6B also include a new seat and other creature comforts such as an ergonomic throttle and better display positions for easy access.