Yanmar's all-new TL100VS compact track loader has received strong support from the US construction industry following its recent global launch.

The track loader was first shown at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas before going on sale, first in the US and then to other markets.

The TL100VS, which will be launched later in Australia, is Yanmar’s first machine in its new compact track loader line.

Designed specifically for the construction, utility and rental industries, it has been lauded since its US debut.

Yanmar said at its release that it offers the brand’s reliability, productivity and intuitive features for enhanced efficiency and easy training for new operators.

The TL100VS has a company-made 103.5hp ‘Tier 4 Final’ diesel engine and standard 40 gpm high flow to optimise performance capacity and efficiency.

It has a 3600-pound (1635kg) standard operating capacity and 10,286-pound (4675kg) tipping load. It has travel speeds up to 13km/h and its 4.5psi ground pressure allows smooth performance on sensitive, unstable surfaces.

Yanmar said that the new construction-grade loader features a torsion-axle suspended undercarriage with a pivot-link system at the rear axle.

“This linkage technology uses a spring load to reduce oscillation and stabilise the machine, helping to improve material retention and ride quality,” it said.

“Additionally, the TL100VS includes large line sizes, hydraulic coolers and direct-drive pumps, transferring more flow and pressure directly to the attachment and reducing power loss.

“The TL100VS improves operator experience with premium 360-degree visibility and a state-of-the-art 7.0-inch colour display for improved convenience.

“Operators can work longer days in comfort with a standard suspended seat and maximise safety with a removable roof hatch escape.”

Yanmar said at the TL100VS launch that it includes several optional efficiency-enhancing features to improve the operator experience and overall productivity.

These include a load sensing system, work tool positioner, return-to-position technology, self-levelling ride control and auto two-speed capabilities.

“These intuitive features help improve productivity on the jobsite and level out the learning curve for new operators to expedite the training process,” it said.

“The TL100VS’ load-sensing system offers both improved efficiency and fuel savings.

“The system regulates the 40-pgm hydraulic pump, so it only produces what’s necessary to complete the work rather than using maximum flow all the time.”

The work tool positioner allows operators to create a preset for the angle of the attachment based on the job requirements, allowing return to position at the push of a button.

The return-to-position technology complements the work tool positioner by allowing operators to set a designated height for the loader arms.

The work tool positioner and return-to-position features can be paired together or used independently to adjust to the needs of the jobsite.

Yanmar said that operators can move material more quickly with less loss with the TL100VS self-levelling and ride-control features.

The self-levelling technology uses dual-direction capabilities to automatically level the load both while raising the loader arms and — unlike many other CTLs — while lowering them.

Speed-sensitive ride control offers operators the convenience of enhanced material retention at higher speeds without needing to actively switch the feature off while switching to more slow-moving applications, such as grading.

As the compact track loader starts moving above a certain speed, the ride control automatically activates to enhance suspension and reduce spillage, then senses when to deactivate when the machine is moving more slowly.

Operators can adjust the default speeds for ride control based on personal preference.

The auto two-speed allows the compact track loader to shift automatically between low and high-speed modes.

Yanmar said that this creates a more seamless transition between the two modes, providing operators improved control while working in tight places, grading or in other applications that require finite control, as well as allowing a faster increase in speed while traveling longer distances such as between work areas.

The company offers a two-year or 2000-hour warranty. For servicing, it said that the machine has convenient features such as easily accessible daily checkpoints and removable skid plates for quick cleaning when needed. The TL100VS also includes three-panel engine access plus a swing-out radiator that requires no tools to open.

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