Yanmar mini excavators

Yanmar Compact Equipment mini excavators

Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in its mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s industry-leading four-year/4,000-hour bumper-to-bumper mini excavator warranty.

The ViO80 features Yanmar’s signature zero tail-swing and the SV100 includes an ultra-tight tail-swing. The ViO80’s zero tail-swing design allows the excavator to rotate next to a structure with far less risk of hitting it. The larger SV100’s ultra-tight tail swing has just 6.7 inches of overhang. Both designs allow efficient work in tight jobsites, as found in residential construction or road and utility work that may be difficult for larger equipment.

The mini excavators offer exceptional performance for their size classes. The 8-ton-class ViO80 weighs in at 18,136 pounds with 56.9 horsepower and a maximum digging depth of 15 feet, 4 inches, while the 10-ton class SV100 has a 21,550-pound operating weight while providing 72 horsepower and a maximum digging depth of 15 feet, 9 inches.

“Contractors sometimes think they have to sacrifice comfort and performance to find a machine that will do work in tight quarters,” said Jeff Pate, director of sales for Yanmar Compact Equipment North America. “It’s always fun to be the guy that tells them about our 8- and 10-ton mini excavators. They can take more machine to the job than they thought possible with our zero and ultra-tight designs. And we pack in so many convenience features — like our patented hydraulic quick coupler — it adds up to a second-to-none experience for the customer.”

The ViO80 and SV100 offer several convenience features that promote operator comfort and easy operation. Standard features include ECO Mode, Auto-Decel Mode and auto shift 2-speed travel. ECO Mode helps extend engine life, lengthen oil change intervals and reduces fuel consumption by reducing engine speed and power draw when not needed. The mini excavators’ auto shift 2-speed travel design conveniently shifts the machines between low and high range automatically, making switching between jobsite tasks and longer travels seamless for the operator.

The SV100 includes a lever-controlled backfill blade, adding even more application versatility, along with an LCD monitor displaying key operating information and maintenance interval notifications.

The mini excavators both come with SmartAssist Remote, Yanmar’s telematics system, free for five years on qualifying machines.


Both machines are powered by a fuel-efficient Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine, and feature a standard 2nd PTO with flow control for maximum utility.

Yanmar Compact Equipment mini excavators boast a 4-year/4,000-hour bucket-to-counterweight warranty.