Compact excavators


Rated power
53.7 kW / 2 100 rpm

Bucket capacity
0.28 m3

Operating mass
8 800 kg


+ Extremely compact short-tail-swing

+ Comfortable driver‘s cab

+ Hydraulic pipework for quick
coupler attachement

+ 2 prop. control circuits on the joystick

SANY Europe Baumaschinen SY80U


For the greatest loads – particularly precise robot-manufactured welded seams guarantee durability even in the toughest conditions.

Safe operation in the smallest of spaces – the compact dimensions of the short-tail-swing machine allow for safe working and manoeuvring even in extremely confined places.

Minimal slewing radius, maximum stability – whether during large-scale loading work or work in confined spaces – the SANY SY80U short-tail-swing excavator can do its job optimally anywhere. With its minimal tail swing radius, and thanks to its compact, rounded short tail design, the driver can completely concentrate on their working area without having to watch out for the tail. In this way, the machine can work safely in the smallest of spaces or in the direct proximity of obstacles. This is perfect for tasks in inner-city areas or in landscaping. Safety has not been compromised here – even with its long digging reach and great dumping height, the SY80U remains reliably sturdy.

Maximum comfort, maximum productivity – with its ergonomic seating position on the suspended seat and various comfort features such as air-conditioning and convenient gear changing on the blade lever, the driver‘s cab has been designed with
optimal user comfort in mind.

Comfort zone driver‘s cab – the driver‘s seat with high seat backrest offers the driver a comfortable workplace, thereby reducing symptoms of fatigue to a minimum. The positioning of the controls is ergonomically designed – clear and easy to reach, they help to ensure that the driver can achieve maximum productivity while working.

The joysticks with 2 proportional control circuits are also part of the standard equipment and allow safe and precise control of the machine, including all attachment devices. The ergonomic and handily placed control lever for the dozer blade now also has gear switching integrated, making adapting the machine to the work situation even easier and more effective.

Safety first – comprehensive safety features as standard – from stable cylinder covers to lockable protective hoods to standard safety valves.

Enhanced productivity through safety – from the ROPS- and FOPS-certified driver‘s cab to the wide field of vision for the operator to the standard safety valves and the lockable protective hood – the SY80U doesn‘t cut corners when it comes to safety. Right down to the smallest detail – even safety valves and cylinder covers are, as with the LED working lights, provided ex works as standard. This is also the case for maintenance and service – rotating or hot engine components are protected against inadvertent contact.

Reliable power – the tried-and-tested YANMAR 4-cylinder diesel engine is the centre piece of the powerhouse. The powerful transmission guarantees reliable performance for all tasks, even in harsh working conditions.

Designed for the long term – the standard LED working lights don‘t only illuminate the night like the day, but also counter the harsh conditions to which the SY80U is subject in its daily work.

The reliable YANMAR drive unit complies with the latest emission standards and is inconspicuously hidden in the tail of the machine. All important service points are easily accessible.

The electronic fan control ensures a minimal level of noise emissions and reduced fuel consumption. Meticulous machining and robot-controlled welded seams, accurate to the millimetre, also contribute to this. This gives track shoes, connections, bottom rollers etc. their extremely long service life.

Lower consumption means greater savings – this is especially the case for fuel consumption. The automatic speed setting ensures that the short-tail-swing excavator remains economical in the long-term even when delivering maximum performance.

Economical with every task – the „auto idle“- function ensures that fuel consumption is minimised. All without compromising the performance. The load-sensing hydraulic system delivers more hydraulic power with less loss. „With intuition“ – the system regulates the flow rate and pressure as required.

Service-friendly in every regard – all important places for routine maintenance or checks are conveniently accessible from the ground. Lubrication points are combined in a meaningful and easily accessible way. This means that regular service work can be completed quickly and safely. This increases the availability and service life of the machines and ensures that operators and equipment are reliably protected in the long term. The complete hydraulic preparation for the quick change mechanism ensures easy and cost-effective adaptation of the quick coupler.


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The SY80U short-tail-swing excavator is tailored to the requirements of tough everyday use on the construction site. It demonstrates its impressive versatility when digging, loading and crushing – and its agility is evident, thanks to its swivelling boom and the short tail concept. Aside from its compact design, it impresses with its first-class performance, its low fuel consumption and its
outstanding user comfort.

Operating mass8800kg
Standard bucket capacity0.28
Transport length6500mm
Transport width2220mm
Height over cabin/ROPS2550mm
Rated power53.7kW2100rpm
Max. digging depth4535mm
Max. digging reach7290mm
Min. swing radius2435mm
Bucket digging force ISO72.7kN
Arm digging force ISO40.5kN
Max. oilflow1x193.2Ll/min



Many components that allow flexible use are already included as standard ex works. The attachment of the hydraulic quick coupler is already prepared for. 

Suspension seat
› Heater
Manual air condition system
Radio and speaker
Armrests (adjustable)
12v outlets
USB port (music)
AUX 1 on Joystick
AUX 2 on Joystick
8 stored hydraulic settings for attachments

Battery master switch
Travel Alarm
Warning beacon

Boom and arm load holding valves with overload indicator
Double acting circuit for hydraulic quick coupler with piping
Breaker&Shear line proportional on Joystick with piping
Rotation line proportional on Joystick with piping
Flow adjustment for attachments
Dozer blade
Cylinder guards – boom

› Lights – front (LED)
› Lights – boom (LED)

Rubber tracks
› Holes/loops for fixing

Auto idle
Diesel filter

Swing brake
2 speed travel
Piping for additional hydraulic function AUX 1
Piping for additional hydraulic function AUX 2
Hydr. Pre-pressure operating joysticks
Filter for pre-pressure circle