Yanmar VIO38-6


Operating weight 3575 kg [rubber crawlers / canopy] 3675 kg [steel crawlers / canopy] 3695 kg [rubber crawlers / cabin] 3795 kg [steel crawlers / cabin]
Transport dimensions 4760 x 1740 x 2470 mm
Digging depth 3530 mm
Dumping height 3730 mm
Rear swing radius 775 mm
Digging force (arm/bucket) 18.1 kN / 32.1 kN
Travelling speed 2.7 – 4.5 km/h
Yanmar diesel engine 3 cylinders, 1642 cm³
18.9 kW / 25.3 HP / 2200 rpm


More information

  • Unmatched compactness: True Zero Tail Swing mini-excavator
  • ViPPS hydraulic system: optimal combination in terms of speed, power, smoothness and balance
  • Latest generation of Yanmar TNV engines: electronically controlled for improved performance and reduced fuel consumption and emission levels
  • Auto-Decelaration system and Eco-Mode in standard
  • No compromise on performance: fast and efficient work even under severe conditions
  • Yanmar Full Protect: complete protection of all boom and arm cylinders
  • Universal Design: comfort and enhanced productivity
  • Air suspension seat in standard for a maximum comfort



Yanmar, inventor of the ViO concept, has an unmatched experience in developing Zero Tail Swing excavators. The ViO38-6 is a true Zero Tail Swing mini-excavator that allows a full rotation of the upper
frame within the width of the crawlers for maximum safety.


With an output of 18.9 kW at 2200 rpm, Yanmar's 3TNV88-ESBV engine is the result of our continuous efforts to achieve technological advances in fuel consumption and emissions. With the ViO38-6, Yanmar gives priority to the environment and to fuel savings :
+ An ECU manages the RPM according to the torque, optimizing the engine load. This enables to save fuel while increasing the productivity of the machines.
+ An Auto-Deceleration system (in standard) further reduces fuel consumption by enabling the engine to drop back to idle if the operator doesn’t touch the operating levers for 4 seconds.
+ An Eco-Mode (in standard) effectively controls the motor speed which is reduced by 300 rpm, thus allowing a very low fuel consumption.


The ViO38-6 is equipped with a ViPPS (ViO Progressive 3 Pump System) hydraulic system. This hydraulic system main characteristic is the use of 4 hydraulic pumps, 2 variable displacement pumps and 2 gear pumps, (including one for joysticks) in order to deliver a total flow of as much as 111 l/min. To complete the system, Yanmar is using a control valve based on the ViPPS principle, which cumulates the flow of separate pumps in order to obtain the optimal combination in terms of speed, power, smoothness and balance. The ViPPS system allows smooth and simultaneous performance of all the operations, even while traveling in order to have the ultimate working tool.


Putting the operator at the center of its design initiatives, Yanmar developed the « Universal Design » concept which gives you comfort for enhanced productivity. Combined to an increased leg room, it enables to improve the comfort and safety of the operator. Operating controls and switches are ergonomically arranged for easy reach.

The ViO38-6 is equiped in standard with an air suspended seat to offer an optimal comfort for a machine of this weight class. Fully ajustable and with a headrest, it reduces body tension and fatigue.


Standard equipment of the ViO38-6 includes an auxiliary hydraulic circuit which is operated via a proportional control located on the joystick which adapt the flow and the direction of the oil flow.
The second speed switch has also been relocated on the blade lever in order to facilitate the use of the machine.


Daily maintenance has to be performed easily. There is one easy to open engine bonnet and the right-hand side cover is mounted on one hinge to open easily. This gives an access to all major elements: air filter, compressor, radiator, refueling pump, battery, fuel tank, hydraulic oil tank alternator, engine oil dipstick, water separator, coolant level, etc… A flat floor mat makes cleaning easier.