Yanmar celebrates 50th anniversary of the tracked carrier

Published 10/5 at 11:37

Yanmar will this year celebrate the 50th anniversary of the YFW500D, the world’s first tracked carrier equipped with a Yanmar diesel engine.

The original carrier used the undercarriage of a Yanmar rubber crawler combine harvester and added a cargo box to enable it to transport materials on soft ground. Created in 1971, the YFW500D was the world’s first tracked carrier, being the first in a long line of quality products from Yanmar developed to meet the needs of the times.

Yanmar, a pioneer in compact construction equipment, will mark the celebration of this 50th anniversary of the tracked carrier by renewing the company’s commitment to the development of high performance products and solutions that offer premium reliability and value for customers. Through Yanmar’s contributions to urban development, including housing construction and infrastructure development, the company aims to realise a society where everyone can live with peace of mind.

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