Agricultural equipment specialist Yanmar has brought more than 50 years’ experience and expertise to bear in the development of two new models that blur the lines between sub-compact and full-blown tractor. The result is the SA221 and SA424; tractors that raise the bar in operator comfort, ease of use, confined space operation, low fuel consumption and low emission performance.
Compact Yet Powerful
A key feature of the new Yanmar SA221 and SA424 sub-compact tractors is their compact dimensions. Externally, they are roughly the size of a traditional garden tractor. But those looks are deceiving as both models benefit from big tractor levels of performance, productivity, versatility and operator comfort. Furthermore, both models are powered by performance-matched Yanmar engines and transmissions that satisfy all know emissions regulations whilst providing the lowest possible fuel consumption levels. Styled by world-renowned industrial designer Ken Okuyama, both models are easy-to-operate and simple to maintain making them the ideal choice for customers across a multitude of sectors and applications where space is at a premium.
SA221 – Small but Mighty
Weighing in at 650 kg and with a turning circle of just 2.4 metres, the Yanmar SA221 is powered by a fuel efficient and emissions compliant Yanmar engine developing 16.1 kW at a rated 3,000 rpm. This field proven and reliable power pack drives through a Yanmar hydrostatic transmission that affords smooth speed and directional changes and a top speed of 13 km/h. A pair of side-by-side hydrostatic foot pedals provide fast and smooth forward and reverse speed changes, allowing the operator to concentrate on utilizing the light, power-assisted steering and single lever implement controls. A 23-litre fuel tank allows the SA221 machine to work a long working day without refueling, making it one of the most fuel-efficient machines in its class. The Yanmar SA221 unit is operated from a spacious and well-appointed ROPS cab that features a fully adjustable suspension seat with foldable arm rests for optimum operator comfort. That comfort is further enhanced by an isolation-mounted engine and full-frame chassis that minimizes vibration through the operator compartment. A large digital display panel ensures that the operator is aware of all key operating functions while a digital gauge accurately monitors fuel levels. In keeping with all Yanmar tractors, the new SA221 is designed to be easy to maintain, boasting long service intervals. A polycarbonate hood folds back in one piece, providing access to all key maintenance points that are grouped on one side for convenience and accessibility. A front-mounted radiator is protected against the ingress of grass for a long working life and optimum engine cooling and protection. The machine is equipped with a Category I 3-point hitch as standard, and is offered with a wide array of attachments for maximum operating versatility and optimum utilization levels.
SA424 – Compact Power
The larger Yanmar SA424 tractor shares many of the features of its smaller sister, the SA221. Like the SA221, the SA424 also utilizes a performance-matched Yanmar engine and transmission combination. The emissions-compliant Yanmar diesel engine used in the SA424 develops 17.8 kW at a rated 3,000 kW for additional power and performance and yet still delivers class-leading fuel economy. Operated from a spacious and well-appointed cab, the SA424 features a cast-iron transaxle and two side-by-side hydrostatic transmission pedals that provide drivers with unprecedented levels of fine control. Powered by a fuel efficient and emissions compliant, three-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine driving through a proven Yanmar transmission, the SA424 is capable of a top speed of 21.5 km/h making it one of the fastest tractors in its weight class. The unit’s front loader can lift up to 545 kilos of load, a level of power usually associated with much larger tractors. With class leading ground clearance and exceptional stability, the SA424 is a tough tractor designed for the most challenging terrain.
Founded in 1912 in Japan, Yanmar is a global brand and leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and final equipment. You will find Yanmar products in a wide range of applications in marine, industrial, energy systems, agriculture and construction. Yanmar has a global workforce of over 16,700 employees and a sales and service network operating in more than 130 countries. With European headquarters in the Netherlands and sales organisations covering the whole of Europe, Russia and Africa, Yanmar Europe employs around 600 people, generating annual sales turnover of 500 million euros.
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