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New State-Of-The-Art Wheel Loaders Improves The Load/Unload Process
May 8th, 2008
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Company: Yanmar America Corporation
Adairsville, GA- May 5, 2008… Offering class-leading lift capacity, greater operator visiblity and automated controls, Yanmar”s new V-Series compact wheel loaders do more in less time and at less cost. The two new loader designs are built around quiet, reliable, fuel-efficient Yanmar diesel engines. For multi-purpose versatility, the V3-6 and V4-6 loaders can be equipped with an optional mechanical Quick-Coupler that fits most skid steer attachments.
A user-friendly design philosophy was focused on the three major elements demanded in wheel loaders for today”s highly competitive construction market; ease of operation, versatility and durable on-site performance. These new models also offer a reduced overall height to make them even more compatible with enclosed carrier loading operations. This lower profile also improves the machine”s center of gravity promoting greater stability in the process.
Class Leading Lift Capacity
A fully automatic drive mode allows the 6,750 lb and 7,651 lb V4-6 loaders to accelerate smoothly and change gears with no operator input. A fixed speed mode keeps them in low gear regardless of the positiom of the accelerator pedal. Power comes from Yanmar”s highly regarded TNV series engine. This 3-cylinder, water cooled diesel generates 30.3 hp and can propel the V3-6 up to 11.8 mph. The V4-6 utilizes a 40.4 hp version of this engine and motivates this loader to a similar maximum speed. A wide engine cover allows easy access to these power plants for routine maintenance requirements.
Driving force is transmitted evenly to the ground thanks to a system of rear axle oscillation. Designed for irregular surfaces, this feature reduces operator fatigue and ensures operator control of the equipment. Combined with a full 10″ of ground clearance on the V3-6 and 12″ for the V4-6, unlimited access to any and all parts of the jobsite is the routine.
Single lever operation places the bucket on the ground and at the ready. Actual bucket movement is fast, smooth and consistent. Lifting capacity for both loaders is rated at a hefty 5,760 lbs for the V3-6 and 7,451 lbs for the larger V4-6.
Forward and reverse loader movement is also activated by a column shifted lever with a safety lock so the loader can not accidentally travel in the wrong direction. A parking brake is provided to secure a static position for a more stable work platform. This brake can only be released by pulling the prescribed lever thereby enhancing job-site safety.
Yanmar Construction Equipment Co. Ltd. is a division of Yanmar America Corporation a global manufacturer of diesel engines and diesel powered equipment for the construction, industrial, agricultural and marine markets. Yanmar Construction is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103. For more information visit: www.yanmar.com or call 770-877-7570.