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This true zero tail swing machine allows safe rotation of the upper frame to maximise safety and productivity in restricted urban environments. Characterised by exceptional lifting and performance capabilities thanks to advanced hydraulics, the ViO26-6 is also a pleasure to use because of its ergonomic design, with Yanmar Full Protect to safeguard operators and those nearby. Even with attachments, total transport weight comes in at well under 3.5 tonnes, making it easy to transport by trailer.


The ViO26-6 is a true zero tail swing mini-excavator that allows the safe rotation of the upper frame. Since its front part is designed not to protrude, the ViO26-6 has a very small radius of rotation. This results in greater safety both for the operator and the workers in the nearby environment as there is optimum all-round visibility, with blind spots reduced to an absolute minimum. Operators can therefore do their work with real peace of mind, especially when operating along walls and in urban settings where the space is very restricted.


With a transport weight of just 2590 kg and a super-compact lower frame, the ViO26-6 can be easily transported on a truck, along with its accessories. It can also be carried on any trailer that allows a total transportation weight that doesn’t exceed 3.5 tonnes. Separate anchor points for fast and secure fixing also add to the ease of transportation to new sites.


The ViO26-6 offers exceptional lifting capabilities and overall performance for a machine in its class. Its digging depth of 2490 mm (with extended arm) and its digging forces of 24.5 kN (bucket) and 14.5 kN (arm) combine to allow it to work quickly and efficiently even under the most demanding conditions. The 1500 mm width of its undercarriage, the use of a large counterweight and excellent weight distribution together mean that the ViO26-6 matches or even exceeds the stability of other machines in the same weight class.


The ViO26-6 is equipped with a flow sharing hydraulic system comprising a variable-flow piston pump and a load signalling and flow sharing distributor. Each section of the distributor has a pressure balance that delivers flow proportional to the operator’s demand and the available instantaneous flow ensures smooth and assured performance. An auxiliary line with on/off control can be used for breakers, augers or many other accessories. Options such as proportional control of the 3rd circuit and installation of a potentiometer are available for greater usage flexibility.


With an output of 15.8 kW at 2500 rpm, the advanced Yanmar engine is the result of our continuous efforts to achieve technological gains in fuel economy and lower emissions. In particular, improved fuel injection reduces emissions as well as noise. To further reduce fuel consumption, an auto-deceleration system lowers the engine speed to idle when the machine has not been used for four seconds, and then automatically reaccelerates as soon as necessary.


The cabin has been reimagined to meet Yanmar Universal Design standards and to reduce noise. It’s equipped with a comfortable and ergonomic suspension seat as standard, complete with adjustable controls. There’s plenty of legroom, with a flat floor to further aid comfort. All control levers are sensitive and precise, and ideally located for exceptional precision of movement. All commands can be operated through joystick or foot pedal. The result is less operator fatigue and greater productivity.


The cabin structure of the ViO26-6 has been designed to meet the requirements of ROPS certification, guaranteeing structural protection from rollovers, and Level 1 of FOPS certification, for protection from falling objects. In addition, Yanmar Full Protect technology ensures unique and complete protection of the machine’s boom and arm cylinders. All cylinder tubes and rods are protected by a highly elastic steel plate which significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of the machine.

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