Sany America presented its first compact excavators at ConExpo last week, the short-tail swing Sany SY16C and the zero-tail swing Sany SY35U. The machines feature Tier 4-certified Yanmar engines and multi-functional attachment operation.

The SY16C has an operating weight of 3,858 pounds and maximum dig depth of 7 feet, 8 inches. The SY35U has an operating weight of 8,333 pounds and maximum dig depth of 10 feet, 2 inches.

“The Sany SY35U hits a sweet spot in the compact excavator market,” said Eric Teague, vice president and general manager, Sany Earth Moving Division. “Approximately 25 percent of all compact excavators sold in North America are three- or four-ton class machines. It’s a perfect size for utility work, landscaping and other applications that put a premium on maneuverability, but still require solid power.”

The Sany compact excavator models join a product lineup that includes five standard-sized excavators, ranging from the SY75C, with an operating weight of 16,050 pounds to the SY335C, with an operating weight of 79,860 lb.

Various bucket sizes and styles, as well as other popular hydraulic-powered attachments, are available for each new Sany compact excavator. Both models feature a hydraulically controlled dozer blade for backfilling trenches and light grading of the jobsite.

Sany also introduced a new telescopic boom crawler crane and other new machines at Conexpo. The Peachtree City, Ga.-based Sany America makes hoisting equipment, concrete equipment, road machinery, port equipment, mining equipment, excavators and more.