A&Y Equipment LTD have supplied FM Conway, a business renowned for delivering infrastructure services to support, develop and maintain the UK’s vital transport networks, built environment and open spaces, another batch of Yanmar excavators this month.
This most recent deal is made up of 6 tonne ViO57’s, 5 tonne ViO50’s, 2.5 tonne SV26’s and 1.5 tonne SV16’s. This is in addition to a similar set of machinery supplied in late 2016, on that occasion 8 tonne ViO80’s were also included.
These machines stand out on arrival from the Yanmar factory as they are specifically painted in the special Conway ‘Brunswick Green’ livery. Upon arrival at A&Y the excavators then get fitted with; keypad immobilisers, recordable camera technology, check valve kits, overload warning systems, green seatbelt beacons, hi-vis chevrons, buckets, manual hitches on the SV16 and 26 and hydraulic hitches on 5 tonne and above, before being delivered.
A&Y’s Area Sales Manager, Peter Ayres said “it’s fantastic to be associated with innovative and ever growing companies like FM Conway. This latest order shows their loyalty to both the Yanmar and A&Y brands.”
A&Y also provide full after sales support on these machines, including parts and servicing straight from their Midlands base.
Ammann has introduced the ART 35 T4i, a light, pivot-steered pneumatic tyred roller.
With an operating weight of 3200 kg, the ART 35 T4i is the lightest pneumatic roller in the Ammann lineup. The machine design is compact, with a length of 3260 mm and a width of 1540 mm. The design provides stability, manoeuvrability and ground access to service points.
The pneumatic tyres make it productive on diverse materials, particularly those that require a “kneading” effect to aid compaction and the sealing of asphalt surfaces. The roller utilises two axles, each with four tyres, and a wide steering angle for the ultimate in manoeuvrability, even in tight spaces. The machine utilises synchronized steering of the front and rear axle for easy operation and precise surface coverage.
An oil-cooled Deutz engine meets interim emissions standards while providing the necessary power. The engine is efficient and quiet.
The ART 35 T4i features intuitive control and handling, helping even unskilled operators be productive. Control switches are installed on the dashboard in front of the operator, making them easy to see and reach. A sliding operator seat boosts comfort and visibility.
A three-stage filtration system with a large water tank extends intervals between fillings, helping the roller keep pace on asphalt paving jobs. A double-drive lever provides smooth starts and stops – also essential when working on asphalt.
All service points are easy to access. A reduction in service points adds even more time-saving convenience.
Applications include small- and medium-sized compaction jobsites, road construction projects and industrial sites.
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We have Yanmar tracked excavators currently available from 1 right through to 10 tonnes. These machines come in two ranges; the ViO (zero tail swing) and SV (reduced tail swing).
Below you will see a list of the models, their operating weight and just one of the many key features each machine has. We have lots more information on all of these excavators so please Contact Us for more details.
SV08 = 1035 kg
ViO25 = 2750 kg
ViO57 = 5485 kg
A&Y are delighted to have sold another Dieci telehandler. This time its the smallest machine in the range, the Apollo 25.6R, sold to Westley Construction.
This machine will go straight to work on a house building site in Burton-on-Trent, joining Yanmar SV26's and ARX tandem rollers in Westley's fleet.
A&Y's Richard Johnston said of the deal "It's fantastic to get another Dieci out there, especially when you consider this machine will be directly replacing a competitors model. We are seeing growing interest in these telehandlers as people find out more and more about them."
A key selling point in this deal was the superior build quality of the Apollo. The boom section is incredibly robust, with the spacious cab being of a high standard for a compact machine.
Feedback we have received so far tells that these are views mirrored right across the Dieci construction range.
You can find more information out on any of our Dieci products by viewing the Dieci Web Page or alternatively contact us directly on 01789 414525 I firstname.lastname@example.org
It has now been a year since we launched the new and improved Yanmar ViO57-6, zero tail swing, tracked excavator.
It was clear to see how this machine would be an improvement on the previous models of ViO57 and this has been backed up by it's first year sales and overall feedback received.
In fact as I type this another batch are being unloaded from the factory.
When this model was first released we were interviewed by a popular construction magazine about the machine and how Yanmar had improved their -6 models. You can see this interview below which will give an insight into just some of the many features and benefits.
As always for any further details please contact us on: 01789 414525 / email@example.com
Q: What innovations does the machine feature to address environmental concerns?
The ViO57-6 benefits from an improved powerline: the combination of the new more powerful Yanmar engine and hydraulic pump, gives 14% more power and a new control valve improve the cycle-times by more than 10 %.
The 48.4 HP TNV engine is equipped with direct injection to create clean burning power. It has fully-electronic control to provide the ViO57-6 with total intelligent engine control. It is equipped with a turbo charger improving power, fuel efficiency and torque. This choice allows to reduce the rpm by 200 RPM and improves drastically the noise level for the operator and the bystanders.
The ViO57-6 is also equipped in standard with an Eco mode which effectively controls the motor speed, reducing it by 300 RPM, thus allowing a very low fuel consumption. The Auto-Idling device, also as standard, enables the engine to drop back to idle if the operator doesn’t touch the operating levers for 4 seconds. Environmental performance (noise and emissions) and fuel consumption are even more improved.
Q: As many operators spend their working day in the cab, how well is the driver catered for in terms of comfort and features inside the cab?
Inside the cab is an area that Yanmar have been putting plenty of work and improvements in. In the past year the 8 and 10 tonne machines have had an upgraded cab and now this is mirrored in the ViO57-6. Yanmar have called these developments the ‘Universal Design’ concept, which they state is focused on ergonomics such as door handles, handrails, wrist supports and control levers. Combined with increased leg room and work space, it improves the comfort and safety of the operator.
The air distribution and circulation in the cabin has been improved through the optimal location of six air conditioning vents. The defrost function ensures perfect demisting of the cabin. A fresh air / recirculation function has been added and both air filters are easily accessible. These changes improve greatly the operator’s comfort, especially in hot weather conditions.
On top of these the cab itself is mounted on specific vibration reducing mounts, not only does this reduce vibration levels but also the noise level inside the cab are lessened.
Numerous work positions are available and the operator can use the air suspension seat that is now standard to decide the best position for themselves. All of this increases comfort and in turn productivity.
Q: Are there any health and safety developments on this machine?
The all-around visibility has been drastically improved in the ViO57-6, leaving a minimal rear blind spot for the operator and enhancing the safety of workers around the machine. Each machine comes with three adjustable mirrors to aid visibility.
As with all cabbed Yanmar excavators the ViO57-6 has been designed to meet ROPS, FOPS and TOPS safety specifications. A further enhancement has been the addition of an LED working light to the boom. This LED technology provides a more powerful light whilst reducing energy consumption. When working at night or in poor light the operator will have a clearer view, with a wider angle of sight on what’s going on around the machine.
Q: In a highly competitive market, what sets the Yanmar brand apart from other global brands?
Being the inventor of the zero tail swing machines back in 1995, Yanmar pride themselves in creating the most compact and tightest turning zero tail swing excavators on the market.
Each excavator is fitted with a Yanmar engine, renowned for its low emission power output and reliability. On top of this, these machines come equipped with an innovative, powerful and progressive 3 Pump hydraulic system, known as VIPPS, fitted with; a variable-flow dual piston pump, a gear pump and a multiple combination directional control valve.
This technology is unique to the Yanmar brand, with the hydraulic circuitry design and load sensing pumps offering increased performance when utilising the boom, arm bucket and swing features. Key aspects to this improved performance include stability and lifting capacity.
As well as improved productivity and performance the VIPPS system offers users the ability to increase working speed, due to the cumulative capacity of the pumps, whilst also providing smooth and simultaneous operation of all the excavators’ features, even when travelling.
Q: What was the overall aim when you launched this new machine and when were they officially launched?
Simply put to be the most compact excavator in its class.
Officially launched at Bauma 2016, Yanmar see this machine as a true all-rounder, at home in tight urban areas as well as large open worksites. Improvements made to meet this criteria include the standard long arm boom still offering a dig depth of over 4 metres and 4420 mm dumping height. However the design has been re-modelled. The new design with a box structure has not only reduced the weight of the structure by 40kg but also increased lifting capacities by 10%. This design is more robust and durable too, decreasing likelihood of machine damages and downtime.
All cylinder tubes and rods still have the highest levels of protection thanks to a spring type steel plate covering them.
Q: What unique features on the new machine make it a good choice for an owner, operator, hire company or contractor?
As mentioned the new boom design will increase the lifting capacities and also the robustness of the machine, again falling in line with Yanmar’s goal of reducing the overall cost of ownership.
The more productive a machine is the greater the perceived value of it becomes. The following features will make it a popular choice for all manner of fleets:
Easy operation – the control levers are located for high movement precision. Two auxiliary hydraulic circuits are operated via a proportional control located on the joystick which adapt the flow and the direction of the oil flow. Additionally each circuit has an easy-to-operate potentiometer which adjusts the oil flow to the optimal requirement for each and every attachment.
Ease of maintenance – Five large opening hoods allow fast access for maintenance points, including daily checks or servicing.
Excellent Stability – a new X-frame undercarriage design not only increases stability, especially side stability, but also makes the undercarriage more durable and increases service life. This is thanks to all the components being upgraded compared to previous models.
This week our Service Manager, Jason Redgrave has been at the Ammann factory in the Czech Republic. This 3 day trip saw dealers and distributors from all over the world come together to learn and hear about the changes coming to the Ammann ranges.
"It was great to talk to other service guys about how they work on Ammann machines, in my group we had people from Estonia, Iceland and Spain, each person with different ways of working on machines" said Jason.
A key aspect of the course was learning about the new Tier4 final engines that will be fitted to the ASC single drum rollers as well as, coming soon, the ARX light tandems. The ASC rollers were also shown on the course with a new drive system that was being trialed, by all accounts it was mightily impressive and will make these machines even more versatile.
Another topic of importance was the continued use of Ammann genuine parts and how using non genuine really can affect performance and in turn warranty.
"Another big part of the course was the Ammann Service App. It's going to be a really helpful tool going forward with loads of features that will make engineers lives easier. For example you will be able to scan every machine with the app which will bring up all it's information in seconds. I think this shows how Ammann are making themselves more modern to fit with the way people like to work now"
If you have any UK Ammann service enquires or issues then please contact us at A&Y, where we will be happy to help.
The dangers of Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) and the issues that over exposure to this can cause, are well documented. Many construction journals tell of court cases where employers are being fined thousands of pounds for not doing enough to protect against HAV, a breach of the Health & Safety at Work ACT 1974.
Firms, such as councils are having to make changes in order to protect their workforce from the dangers of vibrations. This is where Ammann's new range of APF vibratory compaction plates comes into their own.
They have incredibly low HAV levels, below 2.5 m/sec2, therefore giving the operator further protection from unwanted vibration. This reduction comes as a result of the Z-buffer in the handle bar. This patented system enables precise machine control while protecting the operator from vibration. The low HAV levels allow long work shifts without health risk to the operator or a need for documentation.
Importantly this doesn't impact performance levels, with the Ammann APF range still offering industry leading compaction quality.
The video below will give you a great guide to these new plates and all the many features and benefits they have:
We have had another Dieci Pegasus rotating telehandler delivered into our yard this week, this time its a 40.25 model. This machine is a multi purpose handler with complete 360° rotation and maximum lift reach of 25 metres.
This machine features a powerful FPT 141 hp Turbocharged Diesel engine. Its 2-speed hydrostatic, 25 mph road speed gets it around to various locations quickly. The ATP (Anti Tipping Protection) safety feature along with stabilisers all around ensures both operator comfort and safety. The Pegasus 40.25 features a lifting capacity of 4000 kg with a 20.5 metre horizontal reach, making it ideal for most construction and building applications. Add an inching pedal for extremely controlled movements and air conditioning and these machines are a delight to operate.
Last week another Yanmar 8 tonne excavator was sold into South Wales, through dealers for the area, Phoenix Hire & Sales.
The ViO80 is a very popular model as it truly does offer users the performance of a larger excavator, whilst still keeping the benefits of a compact excavator, thus making it a market leading 8 tonne digger.
The latest Yanmar common rail engine powers the machine, meeting up to date 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.
Customers also regularly state 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.
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