Yanmar is introducing its new YT3 Series of compact tractors, now arriving at dealers in the U.S. and Canada.
The Model YT347 (46.6 engine hp) and the Model YT359 (59.7 engine hp) are the first tractors to offer a new, more advanced HMT transmission—the Yanmar designed and built i-HMT. The new Integrated Hydro Mechanical Transmission (i-HMT) provides the ease-of-use and infinite speed choice of traditional compact tractor hydrostatic transmissions but with mechanical efficiency, durability and heat-rejection performance that rivals what tractor owners experience with a gear transmission, according to the company.
The first factory-installed cabs offered on Yanmar tractors in the U.S. and Canada are one of several characteristics that make the YT3 Series tractors significantly more advanced compared to previous Yanmar compact tractors. Like many of the major components and new features on the YT3 tractors, the cabs are Yanmar designed and fully integrated into the styling and technology of the new tractors. Both models, YT347 and YT359, are available with the new cabs. Heat and air conditioning are standard equipment in the cabs. Both tractor models are also available with open operator platforms with Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS).
The new YT3 Series tractors have a new, richer red paint color and a new exterior design created by Ken Okuyama, a world-renown industrial designer best known for his work with companies like Maserati and Ferrari.
Yanmar diesels comply with the most up-to-date requirements to protect the environment and the quality of the air we breathe without sacrificing the Yanmar reputation for fuel efficiency. In the YT3 Series tractors, the design allows for the use of vibration-dampening engine mounts, which is beneficial for operators spending long days out in the field. Additionally, the YT3 tractors’ functions and operational status are all displayed on an LCD monitor allowing tractor operators instant access to crucial information.
A high percentage of compact tractor owners select a front-end loader to match their tractors. Yanmar designs its own loaders to make the most of customers’ tractor investments. The loaders fit both cab and open platform tractors and are controlled from the factory-installed, right-hand joystick that is standard equipment on all YT3 Series tractors. The Yanmar loaders for YT3 tractors use an industry-standard, skid-steer-style quick attachment system for loader buckets and attachments. Yanmar backhoes are also available for all YT3 tractors.
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