Mini excavator

Yanmar 3TNV80F

Rated power
14,6 kW / 2 400 U/min

Bucket capacity
0,04 m3

Operating mass
1 750 kg


+ Width-adjustable chassis

+ Proportional auxiliary control circuit
via joystick operation as standard

+ LED work lighting

+ Cab or canopy

SANY Europe Baumaschinen Highlights SY16C


Robust and durable – the most important protective elements and reinforcements as well as all cladding parts are made of high-quality metal, ideal for tough use in the construction industry.

Fully resilient – metal access panels – durability and robustness are standard features on all SANY mini excavators. For example, the access panels parts are made exclusively of metal. This makes them particularly robust – and if a bump happens during the tough everyday work on a construction site, it can usually be repaired. This is what we mean by sustainability.

Lightweight and compact – the SY18C fits easily onto standard car trailers and can be transported quickly to any location, even where space is tight.

Adjustable track frame to suit all your requirements and increase stability – when things get really tight, the SY18C makes itself very small – with a width of just 980 mm, it can even fit through a garden gate, a door opening or onto a trailer for transport. If stability is required, the chassis can be hydraulically adjusted to a width of 1350 mm. The dozer blade can also be adjusted to the respective width.

Extremely comfortable – from easy access to the comfortable seat and the ergonomically designed controls, drivers can look forward to maximum comfort.

Maintenance done the easy way – only a well maintained machine can do a good job. Therefore, all maintenance-relevant parts of the SY18C are easily accessible from ground level. This saves time and money during regular inspections and all maintenance work and increases availability. The fuel tank is also easy to reach – but with a tank capacity of 23 litres and low fuel consumption, you do not need to refuel as often anyway.

Everything perfectly under control – precise handling, quick reactions, fatigue-free operation – the controls of the SY18C are designed for ergonomic handling. Designed for everyday use, all switches are easy to reach. Joysticks transmit movements directly and precisely. The digital display is clear and easy to read and shows the most important data at a glance. Using the small wheel in the joystick, the proportional function of the auxiliary control circuit can be easily controlled with the thumb.

No compromise – the SY18C is fully equipped for precise, safe working even in very confined application conditions. In addition to the stan- dard rotating warning beacon, this also inclu- des the battery disconnection switch and an emergency stop button.

Protection for people and machines – thanks to the ROPS or FOPS-tested operator’s platform, SANY’s smallest model also performs well in terms of safety. To ensure that people and machines, tools and buildings and the environment are optimally protected, the standard equipment includes a battery disconnection switch and an emergency stop button. The rotating warning beacon and the travel alarm helps the operator to pay attention to their work during operation.

SANY Europe Baumaschinen Komponenten SY16CQuality as standard – the SY18C already comes with extensive features as standard. In addition, it features core components such as the engine and pumps from renowned brand manufacturers like Yanmar and Casappa.

The individual that already has everything – many things that are good are already standard with the SY18C. For example, the LED work lights that guarantee optimum views in all conditions. Or the sophisticated load-sensing hydraulic system with precise power adjustment to meet current requirements.

Economically impressive – low procurement cost, economical consumption in compliance with emission standard 5 and straightforward maintenance which is attractive. When it comes to costs, SANY mini excavators really are mini.

Your very personal little economic miracle – for great performance in the smallest of spaces, you need a real powerhouse: Agile and extremely compact, flexible and precise. The SY18C gets to the heart of maximum power – for quick and clean results where only manual work would otherwise be possible. This makes it a highly efficient tool. In addition, the SY18C offers an attractive price- performance ratio at the time of purchase and then in terms of operating costs.


Brochures SY16C
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Their extremely simple handling and flexible, precise operation make the mini-excavators a highly productive tool for every job. As lightweight machines with compact dimensions, they can also be transported quickly and easily to the place of use.

Operating mass1750kg
Standard bucket capacity0.04
Transport length3640mm
Transport width980/1350mm
Height over cabin/ROPS2420mm
Rated power14.6kW2400rpm
Max. digging depth2360mm
Max. digging reach4000mm
Min. swing radius1705mm
Bucket digging force ISO15.2kN
Arm digging force ISO9.2kN
Max. oilflow72l/min



Although the SY16C and SY18C are the smallest and lightest of the SANY mini excavators, they still have everything you need for efficient, precise work on board as standard.

Armrests (adjustable)
› AUX 1 on Joystick

 Battery master switch
 Lockable hoods
 Lockablge fuel cap

 Breaker&Shear line proportional on Joystick with piping
 Cylinder guardes – boom

 2 x Lights front (LED)
 1 x Light boom (LED)

 Telescopic thread
 Rubber tracks
 Cylinder guardes – dozer blade
 Holes/loops for fixing

 Diesel filter
 Dehydr. For fuelsystem
 Cage or storage for grease gun
 Air filter guard

 2 speed travel
 Piping for additional hydraulic function AUX 1
 Hydr. Pre-pressure operating joysticks