Yanmar compact track loader
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
Introduced at CONEXPO in March, the TL100VS is the first machine in Yanmar Compact Equipment’s new compact track loader line.
Designed specifically for the construction, utility and rental industries, Yanmar Compact Equipment’s TL100VS compact track loader comes equipped with a 103.5 horsepower Tier 4 Final Yanmar diesel engine and standard 40 gpm high flow to optimize performance capacity and efficiency on the jobsite.
Paired with a 3,600-pound standard operating capacity and 10,286-pound tipping load, the machine offers travel speeds up to 8 mph while 4.5 psi ground pressure aims for smooth performance on sensitive, unstable surfaces.
The loader features a torsion axle suspended undercarriage with a pivot link system at the rear axle. This linkage technology uses a spring load to reduce oscillation and stabilize the machine, helping to improve material retention and ride quality. Additionally, the TL100VS includes large line sizes, hydraulic coolers and direct-drive pumps, transferring more flow and pressure directly to the attachment and reducing power loss.
Operators will experience 360-degree visibility, a state-of-the-art seven-inch colour display, and a standard suspended seat. A removable roof hatch escape is also included.
The compact machine includes several optional efficiency-enhancing features that look to improve the operator experience and overall productivity. These include a load sensing system, work tool positioner, return-to-position technology, self-leveling, ride control and auto two-speed capabilities.
Also optional is Yanmar’s SmartAssist telematics system from the company’s mini excavator line. Features range from error detection and notification to real-time operational status updates and daily work reports. SmartAssist also includes integrated theft protection, allowing the machine’s owner to set a range from a specific location and trigger an alert if that range is exceeded.