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Heavy Equipment Outlook: Yanmar VIO35 Mini Excavator



When it comes to heavy machinery and construction, excavators are extremely powerful pieces of equipment that are essential for construction and agricultural jobs of all kinds. The revenue of machinery maintenance and heavy equipment repair services in the U.S. totaled roughly $29 billion in 2009.


For over a decade, one of the best global excavator manufacturers has been Yanmar. Yanmar is a heavy equipment manufacturing company that produces everything from powerful excavators and diesel engines to watercraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).


Before we take a look at one of Yanmar's most powerful and efficient machines, the importance of taking care of machine's final drive motors cannot be understated. If final drive motors aren't functioning properly on of an excavator, you'll have some serious and costly issues on your hands. Gear oil for final drive motors should be inspected at least once a month or after 100 hours of operation. Additionally, you should change the gear oil at least once a year.


Now let's take a look at the Yanmar VIO35 and its various specs:


Yanmar VIO35 Mini Excavator


This model is the most innovative and fuel-efficient machine Yanmar has ever constructed. The advanced technology zero tail swing VIO35 features an electronically controlled Tier 4 engine that meets emissions regulations without the use for diesel particulate filters. Also, this excavator can deliver up to 20% less fuel consumption than previous models.



  • Weight -- 7,905 lbs

  • Horsepower -- 24.4 hp

  • Max digging depth -- 10.83 ft in

  • Shoe size -- 11.82 in

  • Max travel speed -- 2.9 mph


To learn more about the importance of quality final drive hydraulic travel motors, there is only one place to get the best Quality, Value, and Service:


Our family at Mini Final Drives has been providing excellent Quality, Value, and Service for over 50 years, and you can continue to count on us for a lifetime of friendly, helpful support for all your final drive and travel motor needs. Call us today at 877-483-2806 or visit our online store at www.minifinaldrives.com to find and order what you need today for Fast and Free delivery to your door.