Yanmar announces new 4-year/4,000-hour factory warranty on compact excavators
Joy Powell | April 13, 2018

Yanmar SV08 compact excavator

Yanmar has increased its factory warranties for all compact excavators to four years or 4,000 hours, whichever comes first.

“The new four-year, 4,000-hour warranty is not extended ‘coverage,’ and will not be administered by a third party, as many other manufacturers offer,” says  Jeff Pate, National Sales Manager for Yanmar America’s Construction Equipment Division. “This is a true factory ‘bumper-to-bumper’ warranty that Yanmar America offers and will cover everything our previous 3-year factory warranty covered.”

As of April 1, this new warranty is covering all models ranging from the smallest, SV08; all 6 of the Zero Tail Swing excavators from the ViO25 to the ViO80; and the largest compact excavator, the SV100.

The company, calls the change “a bold statement of Yanmar quality” that should by considered by every end user intending to purchase a compact excavator.

“We are not just setting the bar high,” says Pate. “We are setting a new industry standard. I believe Yanmar makes the most reliable compact excavators in the industry and we plan to prove it to the consumer.”

In the last five months, Case, Caterpillar and Wacker Neuson have introduced longer standard warranties on compact equipment.

Since the launch of the world’s first compact excavator in 1968, Yanmar has expanded its excavator offerings to eight total models, six of which have true zero tail swing, the company says.

“Each excavator is a purpose-built to overcome the most challenging conditions, work with an efficient use of power, conserve fuel and provide exceptional flexibility with the same stability and performance you would expect from more conventional excavators,” a press release says.

To learn more about the Yanmar Construction Equipment Division, please visit yanmar.com/us/products/construction.

Yanmar America Corporation, located in Adairsville, Georgie, is the regional headquarters of Yanmar Co., Ltd. a global company based in Osaka, Japan.

The company designs and manufactures advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment, as well as gas engine based energy systems.

 

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