This week another Yanmar 8 tonne excavator has been sold into Scotland, through dealers for the central belt and borders, Relentless Plant Sales.
Sales Manager Eddie Murray told us how he was hoping it would be one of many ViO80 Yanmars heading to their area as the popularity of the machines grow since Relentless took over as dealers earlier this year.
The ViO80 truly does offer users the performance of a larger excavator, whilst still keeping the benefits of a compact excavator, namely Yanmar's market leading zero tail swing design.
The latest Yanmar common rail engine powers the machine, meeting latest engine emission rules whilst still having an output of over 56 HP. This engine will aid in the reduction of fuel costs, as will the auto idle and eco-mode functions coming as standard.
A big push from Yanmar is to reduce the overall cost of machine ownership and features such as these certainly do that.
Further features as standard include; long arm, proportional control PTO lever with hold button, automatic 2 speed control, overload warning device, digital control monitor and adjustable proportional control all give users of the ViO80 the edge when it comes to both power and precision work.
For example the ViO80 allows for real smooth and controlled use when using accessories . As it's equipped with two auxiliary circuits, both of which are operated with proportional joysticks and are adjustable using potentiometers. This proportional controls adapts the flow of oil to the needs of each attachment and also means the user hasn't got to reach across and use the same joystick for accessory usage.
The guys at Relentless also stated how the cab had been a big selling point on the machine. The newer larger cab design is mounted on an innovative anti vibration block, which also reduces the sound levels reaching the operator. Comfort is high inside the cab with the air suspension seat and improved wrist supports, allowing the operator to find the most comfortable work position to suit their individual needs.