gned for safe working in confined environments, the ViO23-6 is also easy to transport, thanks to its retractable undercarriage and low weight. Advanced hydraulics and indirect-injection engine give it plenty of precision power when it matters. Much is provided for the operator as well, from advanced safety features to comfort-based design in a surprisingly roomy cabin. Quick and easy maintenance can be boosted by SmartAssist Remote, which also offers a wealth of fleet management, productivity and security benefits.
The ViO23-6 is a mini excavator which can work in the tightest spots, making it perfect for many urban environments. As a true zero-tail swing mini excavator, it allows a full rotation of the upper frame within the width of the crawlers for maximum safety. The rear blind spot has also been reduced to a minimum. All of this means that work along walls can be undertaken confidently and efficiently, and without having to worry about the safety of site workers.
The undercarriage retracts to just 1,380 mm, giving it easy access to tight areas. When extended, it measures 1,500 mm. Add in the excellent weight distribution and it’s no surprise that the resulting high stability results in impressive digging and loading capabilities. Plus with reduced clearance between the sliding parts, extending the undercarriage does not result in soil build-up. The hinged blade extensions are permanently fixed on the blade, so there’s no possibility of losing them. They can also be quickly repositioned without tools.
The transportation weight of the cabin version of the machine with standard counterweight and short arm is only 2,330 kg (not including quick hitch or any bucket attachment). With the ultra-compact retracted undercarriage, this means that the ViO23-6 can be easily transported by means of a trailer. Even when moved with a range of attachments, the total towed weight comes in at less than 3.5 tonnes.
Exceptional productivity is a given, thanks to an advanced combination of excavation power, arm length and extended operating cycles. The robust and reliable Yanmar 3TNV engine features an indirect injection system with mechanical speed governor. The auto-deceleration system and eco-mode setting offer additional fuel reduction possibilities, and there are excellent exhaust emission performances as well. For the hydraulic system, we use a control valve based on the ViPPS principle. This cumulates the flow of separate pumps in order to deliver optimal speed, power, smoothness and balance.
A lot of thought has gone into making life as easy and comfortable as possible for the operator. The machine offers an ergonomic environment, with 360° visibility and exceptional safety features, with both ROPS and FOPS certification. Control levers are sensitive and precise, as well as easily accessible. There’s plenty of leg room, together with a flat floor. The exceptionally quiet engine makes working more pleasant as well. An ergonomic suspension seat is available as an optional extra, complete with adjustable controls, high backrest and retractable seat belt.
The ViO23-6 is designed for optimum long-term reliability, durability and performance in demanding conditions and work environments, with minimal maintenance. All main components are accessible via the easy-to-open bonnet or the right-side cover, which is mounted on one hinge for quick access. A flat floor mat makes cleaning, checking and servicing easier as well. To help reduce downtime, the Yanmar digital interface informs the operator in real time about the machine’s status, highlighting when components need attention and providing service assistance. Highly resistant steel panels and full cylinder protection also reduce downtime and total cost of ownership.