As we have previously discussed Yanmar are really driving a reduction in overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for their construction machinery.
A main way to reach this goal is to make the products more reliable, which will decrease the possibility of machine downtime and in turn increase overall productivity. The more work a machine can get done the more cost effective it becomes in simple terms.
Our Yanmar excavators have some of the best levels of cylinder protection on the market. The bucket, arm, boom and blade cylinders are completely protected (cylinder and rod) by a new design of reinforced steel plate. It is important these parts are well protected as it is common to see damages to these areas.
These steel plates are designed to allow for some spring which help absorb shocks as well as offering high levels of protection. Meaning that more intensive work can be completed using a hydraulic hammer for example, safe in the knowledge that intense vibrations or flying debris won't cause the damage it potentially could.
On the latest excavator models Yanmar have even extended their already large area of cylinder protection, for example the blade cylinder and rod on the new ViO50-6 and ViO57-6 has increased in size, once again aiming to reduce the possibility of damage and decrease the machines overall TCO.