Yanmar Compact Equipment has introduced the all-new 47.6-hp V7 compact wheel loader to the North American market. The 9,370-lb. machine fills the gap in the Yanmar wheel loader line between the V4-7 and the V8 and features a low operating weight and high bucket capacity.
Its compact design, intuitive controls and high travel speeds support performance for operators in 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 – CWL and attachments for Yanmar Compact Equipment. “An ergonomic cab, low center 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.”
Yanmar Compact Equipment’s V7 features a 0.92-cu.-yd. bucket capacity for its weight. An optional light material bucket brings that bucket capacity to more than a full cubic yard with each scoop. The compact wheel loader also includes a powerful Tier 4 Final Yanmar engine allowing for a lifting capacity of 7,981 lbf.
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 center of the wheel loader instead of the rear. This maximizes ground contact with all four wheels for tractive force.
The new model features all-around visibility. The enclosed cab configuration features two steel frame doors and a standard front sun blind to reduce glare. Extra visibility is provided by the steel frame doors as well as extra ventilation coming from having doors on both sides of the cab. The V7’s high-backed seat is heated and includes armrests and mechanical suspension. Radio with Bluetooth provides operators with individualized entertainment. Additionally, the wheel loader has a visible, fully integrated and removable rotating beacon.
Accessible joystick controls enable machine operation. Creep mode allows for attachment control while Automatic Ride Control with Limited Slip Differential improves performance. Operators can access relevant machine information and options via a color display. Yanmar offers the V7 in canopy and enclosed cab with heat and A/C configurations.
The V7 includes LED lights for work-area visibility. During use, the machine is capable of reaching travel speeds up to 18.6 mph.
Hydraulic quick couplers allow 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 designed for use with pallet forks as it keeps material level as you raise and lower the load.
The machine’s center articulation and oscillation joint make it possible for the wheel loader to achieve a low 98.4-in. height and a low center of gravity, meaning less risk of clearance issues, the ability to fit into shipping containers and better maneuverability on tight jobsites. Additionally, the machine’s low operating weight and low center of gravity improve trailering.
The V7 features maintenance for service items and daily check points, including grease-point access. Yanmar offers Maintenance Kits that provide common maintenance and wear part replacement items in one place for the V7.