Yanmar Compact Equipment has introduced the TL100VS compact track loader, the first machine in its new compact track loader line. The loader is designed specifically for the construction, utility and rental industries. Yanmar launched the TL100VS at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to introduce the new TL100VS to Yanmar’s lineup of reliable compact equipment,” said Buck Storlie, product manager for Yanmar Compact Equipment. “The TL100VS is a perfect example of Yanmar’s dedication to providing customers with a full line of compact equipment in North America. The TL100VS and the rest of the upcoming compact track loader line incorporate the qualities people have come to expect from Yanmar compact equipment — reliability, performance and quality in a compact package.”
The TL100VS comes equipped with a 103.5-hp Tier 4 Final Yanmar diesel engine and standard 40 gpm high flow for performance capacity on the jobsite. Paired with a 3,600-lb. standard operating capacity and 10,286-lb. tipping load, the TL100VS is available in Yanmar Premium Red color. Travel speeds up to 8 mph round out the performance features, while 4.5 psi ground pressure allows performance on sensitive, unstable surfaces.
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 stabilize the machine, helping support material retention and ride quality. 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 7-in. color display. Operators can access a standard suspended seat and a removable roof hatch escape inside the cab.
The TL100VS includes several optional features. These include a load sensing system, work tool positioner, return-to-position technology, self-leveling, ride control and auto two-speed capabilities. These intuitive features help level out the learning curve for new operators to expedite the training process.
The load-sensing 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 task at hand, allowing return to position at the push of a button. Similarly, 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.
Operators can move material with less loss with the TL100VS self-leveling and ride control features. The self-leveling technology uses dual-direction capabilities to automatically level the load both while raising the loader arms and while lowering them. Speed-sensitive ride control promotes material retention at high speeds without needing to actively switch the feature off while switching to slow-moving applications, such as grading. As the compact track loader starts moving above a certain speed, the ride control automatically activates to support suspension and reduce spillage, then senses when to deactivate when the machine is moving slowly. Operators can adjust the default speeds for ride control based on personal preference.
Auto two-speed rounds out the features for the new TL100VS. The feature allows the compact track loader to shift automatically between low and high-speed modes. This creates a transition between the two modes, providing operators 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 long distances such as between work areas.
The TL100VS incorporates Yanmar’s optional SmartAssist telematics from the company’s mini excavator line. Features range from error detection and notification to real-time operational status updates and daily work reports. SmartAssist also includes integrated theft protection, allowing the machine’s owner to set a range from a specific location and trigger an alert if that range is exceeded.
The compact track loader will also include a new remote-control option. The feature is available as a factory or field-install option and allows operators to control the loader from a distance with a harness-mounted control box. The new feature keeps the operator safe in potentially dangerous situations such as on steep slopes. It also enables a larger view of the jobsite during operation or the ability to complete tasks outside of the loader without needing to get in and out of the cab.
The compact track loader has accessible daily checkpoints and removable skid plates for cleaning when needed. The TL100VS also includes three-panel engine access plus a swing-out radiator that requires no tools to open.
The TL100VS’ durable steel-embedded rubber-tracked undercarriage provides construction-grade reliability. Heavy-duty bar-tread tracks complement the undercarriage through ride quality and vibration resistance. The bar-treaded tracks also increase traction in extreme conditions such as snow, mud and soft soils.