Yanmar unveils electric construction equipment

Yanmar Compact Equipment has launched a trio of new construction equipment that includes a fully electric wheel loader, a mini-excavator, and a tracked carrier.

The electric product launch falls in step with the Group’s commitment to the Yanmar Green Challenge 2050 – an initiative that outlines the company’s pledge to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of this century.

The SV17e Mini-Excavator (1,955 kg operating weight) is powered by a 18.3 kWh battery, featuring two operating modes to optimise battery life and adapt to varying project demands. 

Its nearly silent operation enhances the comfort for machine operators and makes suitable for working in environmentally sensitive or noise-restricted areas.

The SV17e’s capabilities are enhanced by a maximum digging depth of 2.62m, a reach of up to 4m, and a maximum dumping height of 2.675m. Enhanced features that include an LCD interface, and an optional fast charger for quick replenishment with a slow charging time of around 4 hours and a fast charging time of about 2 hours.

The V8e Wheel Loader (4,500 kg operating weight) boasts four working modes (Bucket, Fork, Eco, Power), combined with a bucket volume between 0.8 and 1.2m² and a payload on forks of 1,890kg.

It is further coupled with a high-capacity battery (available in standard 39.9 kWh with an option to upgrade to 53.2 kWh), providing up to 4.2 hours of continuous operation in bucket mode.

The unit also comes with an on-board fast charger (11 kW standard, upgradeable to 22 kW) and includes the most common adapters, allowing for integration into existing power infrastructures. 

Yanmar’s C08e Tracked Carrier (730 – 880 kg operating weight) combines a high-performance electric motor that provides 5.5 kW rated and 6.5 kW peak power, with a hydrostatic transmission to allow smooth handling and operation on inclinations up to 20°.

The vehicle operates on a 10.4 kWh battery, featuring three selectable working modes—eco, performance, and high performance—to optimise energy use and extend battery life up to three hours in the most demanding mode.

For charging, the C08e uses a standard 3.3 kW off-board charger, compatible with a P17 blue plug for grid connection and a REMA socket for direct machine linkage, which fully recharges the battery from 20% to 80% capacity in just 3.5 hours. 


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