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Search is on for Britain's oldest Yanmar

Digger Blogger | 08:41, Mon March 23 2015

Do you have an old Yanmar excavator? How old exactly?

A&Y Equipment, the UK and Ireland importer for Ammann, Yanmar and Rammax construction equipment, is trying to track down the oldest working Yanmar in Britain. It wants to put it on show on its stand at the Plantworx exhibition in June to mark the 40th anniversary of the YB1200 (pictured above).

The YB1200, introduced in 1975, is reckoned to have been the world's first mini excavator with 360 degree rotation, boom swing and dozer blade.

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