Mini excavators

Yanmar 3TNV80F

Rated power
14.6 kW / 2 400 rpm

Bucket capacity
0.04 m3

Operating mass
1 925 kg


+ Width-adjustable chassis

+ Proportional auxiliary control circuit
via joystick operation as standard

+ LED work lighting

+ Canopy with short tail


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 SY18U 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 SY18U 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 1 350 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 SY18U 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 SY18U 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 SY18U is fully equipped for precise, safe working even in very confined application conditions. In addition to the standard rotating warning beacon, this also includes 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.

Quality as standard – the SY18U 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 SY18U. 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 SY18U 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 SY18U offers an attractive price performance ratio at the time of purchase and then in terms of operating costs.


Brochure SY18C
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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 mass1925kg
Standard bucket capacity0.04
Transport length3515mm
Transport width980/1350mm
Height over cabin/ROPS2370mm
Rated power14.6kW2400rpm
Max. digging depth2385mm2585mm
Max. digging reach4010mm4135mm
Min. swing radius1705mm1715mm
Bucket digging force ISO16.6kN
Arm digging force ISO9.2kN8.3kN
Max. oilflow72l/min



Although the SY18C is one of 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
Emergency lowering
Lockable hoods
Lockablge fuel cap

Breaker&Shear line proportional on Joystick with piping

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

Telescopic thread
Rubber tracks
Cover on shield cylinder
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