Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe (CEE) has announced the roll-out of its V65 wheel loader across the UK and Ireland. From December, the new model will be available to order through approved dealers nationwide.

Designed to excel in tight job sites, the V65 completes Yanmar’s comprehensive wheel loader portfolio. Measuring just 2,160mm tall and 1,700mm wide (with bucket), the loader’s compact dimensions guarantee excellent manoeuvrability, a class-leading turning radius and 40° steering angle.

Rigid articulation allows the bucket to approach the load in a straight line, while an oscillating rear axle keeps all four wheels in contact with the ground – even when working on uneven terrain. Parallel kinematics allows the operator to lift a load without adjusting the stroke angle, which maximises productivity and optimises work cycles.

A powerful Deutz L04 Stage IIIA/Tier 4 Interim-compliant diesel engine delivers 36.4 kW (50hp) power @ 2,300 RPM, resulting in 42 kN breakout force, 2,920 kg tipping load (at full turn) and 1,650 kg lifting capacity. High-pressure hydrostatic drive technology ensures smooth power delivery, while independent working hydraulics allows hitch attachments to be changed quickly.

The V65 further benefits from permanent all-wheel drive and automatic self-locking differentials on the front and rear axles, which provide enhanced traction when travelling or loading. The clever addition of a brake inching pedal allows the driver to slow down travel speed while retaining engine RPM for working hydraulic control – improving cycle times and eliminating wheel spin.

The ROPS/FOPS-approved cabin has been designed with fatigue-free operation in mind, combining vibration and noise dampening technologies with hydraulic seat suspension, adjustable steering wheel and ergonomic controls. A comprehensive range of add-on equipment packages help to further adapt the wheel loader to specific job requirements.

“As the most compact unit in our six-model wheel loader range, the V65 has been specifically designed to excel in tight job sites and densely built-up areas,” says Andreas Hactergal, sales and marketing director at Yanmar CEE. “With numerous features to maximise productivity, the new model delivers excellent lifting, slewing and carrying capability.”

“Alongside ensuring class-leading performance, however, we’ve worked hard to ensure a safe and comfortable user experience. From ergonomic equipment layout and easy-access service points, to excellent visibility from the cab, the V65 is perfect for daily use.”

“As with each model in the Yanmar CEE portfolio, the V65 uses premium components to ensure maximum quality and reliability. From materials use to hose routing, intricate design aims to enhance service life and reduce downtime.”