Yanmar CE struck the 16millionth blow together with Deutz. The 16,000th wheeled excavator, equipped with the 3.6-litre Deutz diesel engine, has rolled off the production site. Specifically, we are talking about the B110W, a machine with an operating weight of 11 tonnes that is at the top of the manufacturer’s wheeled midi range.

Yanmar CE’s B110W powered by Deutz

There is the “Cologne red painted guy”, the Germans’ best seller, delivering 85 kilowatts at 2,000 rpm, with 400 Newtonmetres at 1,600 rpm. For about fifteen years now, the Deutz compact engines have found fertile ground among machines with an average power output of 100 horsepower, hegemonic in lifting, also strong in agriculture and construction fields.

To put this into context…

Yanmar CE, following the acquisition of Terex Schaeff, has not only expanded its range by covering key sectors, but has also relaunched the design and construction skills of the German factory in Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg. A tradition, that of Schaeff, which has in fact formed the German backbone in the compact machinery sector. A manufacturer that, for a long time, has also supplied some of its machines to global manufacturers such as Bobcat.

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The Deutz TCD3.6 at the Deutz booth during EIMA International

Stefan Rückartt, plant manager of the Yanmar CE plant in Crailsheim, emphasised that “Our team is proud of every machine produced at this plant. The fact that we have reached 16,000 units shows that this site is very efficient. This is despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic and the resulting ‘bottlenecks’ in the supply and supply chain. Some of these, in fact, continue to this day. This event allows us to look to the future with great confidence and with great encouragement.

Yanmar CE’s tradition in wheeled excavators has lasted for more than 50 years. It has deep roots in Shaeff’s history with production that began in Langenburg and later moved to Crailsheim. From there to Gerabronn, to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and then back again to Crailsheim with a completely renovated production unit.

Three models of wheeled excavators in the midi class with operating weights between 7.5 and 11 tonnes are currently built at this plant. Three Yanmar CE machines are identified as B75W, powered by Yanmar 4TNV98CT (in the photo, below), B95W and B110W.

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The Yanmar 4TNV98C power pack unit

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