Yanmar Compact Equipment unveils new SV17e

Published 27/12, 2021 at 11:58

Yanmar CE has brought its engine and mini excavator expertise into the field of electrification with its first electric mini excavator prototype, the new SV17e. This innovation represents an important strategic step in the transformation for Yanmar CE. “Our aim, together with our dealer partners, is to build stronger relationships and create even greater customer value,” said CEO, Giuliano Parodi.

The SV17e is a mini excavator aimed at customers in the European 1.5t to 2t market segment. Powered by efficient electric drive and hardworking 48v batteries with fast charging capability, it’s a quiet, zero emission machine designed to meet the most demanding emissions restrictions. The appeal of SV17e goes beyond simply being an electric machine, with the design and engineering team having set out to build a machine which offers the highest levels of comfort, ergonomics and operational power, precision, and control. “Our prototype is significant because it demonstrates our capability to bring the quality and reliability of our highly respected conventional engine technology into the arena of electrification,” explained director of product management EMEA, Cedric Durand. 

In preparation for its sales start at bauma 2022, the prototype SV17e is currently undergoing Yanmar’s vigorous product testing regime. These tough field tests are uncompromising in their thoroughness to ensure an uncompromising level of durability and reliability in the design and engineering. According to director of engineering EMEA, Sota Takami, “We are very pleased with the performance to date, as you would expect, we have a rigorous testing regime which pushes every aspect of the machine to its limit. The machine has performed very well in all these tests. We are particularly pleased with the power, and control of the machine. Of course, this is a quiet, zero emission machine but that in itself, is not enough. We must create a great feeling for the operator. I am confident that professional operators will be very comfortable in this machine, they will certainly feel the power, control and the precision handling they will need to take on the big jobs as well as the small jobs.”

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