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Yanmar Co., Ltd.
ヤンマー株式会社
Type Privately-held
Founded Osaka, Japan 1912 (as Yamaoka Hatsudoki Kosakusho)
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Key people Tadao Yamaoka, Chairman
Takehito Yamaoka, President
Industry Heavy Equipment Manufacturing
Products Diesel Engines
Heavy Equipment
Watercraft
Revenue (turnover) 161.3 billion yen (2004)
Employees 2,700 (2005)
Website www.yanmar.co.jp

Yanmar Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company involved in the manufacture and sales of engines, agricultural machinery, motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs, and light ships. Yanmar's headquarters are at 1-32 Chayamachi in the Kita ward of the Japanese city of Osaka. Yanmar is the patron of the J. League soccer team Cerezo Osaka and for the Yanbo Marbo weather forecast programme on Japanese television.

HistoryEdit

Originally, the company planned to trade under the name "Tonbo", meaning "dragonfly", as dragonflies are a symbol of agriculture in Japan. However, this trademark was already registered to a Shizuoka soy sauce maker. Therefore, the name was changed to "Oniyanma" (Anotogaster sieboldii), the largest of all dragonflies in Japan. It is said that in the end, the name was also selected because it sounded similar to the surname of the company's founder, Yamaoka Magokichi. It is likely that the "oni" was dropped because it means "devil" or "demon" in Japanese.

Yanmar is for the most part a corporation specializing in diesel engines, and also makes light fishing boats. In recent years Yanmar has started sales of hulls for ships. Manufacturing tractors, combine harvesters, rice-planting machines, and Heavy Utility Machinery. Yanmar ranks along with Kubota and Iseki & Co. as one of the top brands of agricultural machinery in Japan. Yanmar was the first to put a diesel engine in a rice planting machine with a passenger seat.

Yanmar's flagship product in the construction machinery business is light hydraulic shovels.

In recent years, Yanmar has also manufactured industrial power generators and small- to medium-sized snow removal machines. In typical Yanmar fashion, some of the smaller snow removal machines feature light, air-cooled diesel engines.

In 2007, the Yanmar Model HB horizontal diesel engine (made in 1933) was added to the Mechanical Engineering Heritage of Japan.

Timeline Edit

Yanmar 2GM20

A Yanmar 2GM20 marine diesel engine, installed in a sailboat.

  • 1912 Yamaoka Magokichi sets up business under the name Yamaoka Engine Workshop.
  • 1931 Inauguration of Yamaoka Engine Workshop limited.
  • 1936 Inauguration of Yamaoka Internal Combustion Machines limited.
  • 1940 Yamaoka Internal Combustion Machines amalgamates with Yamaoka Engine Workshop.
  • 1952 Company name changes to Yanmar Diesel limited.
  • 1992 Yamaoka Magokichi sets up business with small tractors.
  • 1992 Company name changes to Yanmar Diesel limited.
  • 2001 Company starts the mass production of the famous Yanmar YMxxxx (four digits) series - one of the world's bestsellers
  • 2002 Company starts the mass production of the YM series - the F and FX series - a new world success in the tractor manufacturing business.
  • 2002 After a world success the company changes to Yanmar limited.
  • 2003, a joint venture was established in Shandong, China with Shandong Shifeng called Shandong Shifeng Yanmar Engine Co.


ProductsEdit

Model Power Years
221 21 hp 2014 -
324 23 hp 2014 -
424 23 hp 2014 -
EF227H 26 hp unknown
EF230H 29 hp unknown
EF233H 32 hp unknown
EF235H 34 hp unknown
Ex450 45 hp 2012 -
Ex2900 28 hp 2012 -
Ex3200 32 hp 2012 -
F13D 15 hp unknown
F14D 15 hp unknown
F15D 19 hp 1999 - 2008
F16D 20 hp 1999 - 2008
F17D 21 hp 1999 - 2008
F18D 21 hp 1999 - 2008
F20D 23 hp 1999 - 2008
F22D 25 hp 1999 - 2008
F145 15 hp 1999 - 2008
F155 15 hp 1999 - 2008
F165 16 hp 1999 - 2008
F175 17 hp 1999 - 2008
F180D 18 hp 2002 - 2009
F195 23 hp 1999 - 2008
F200D 20 hp 2002 - 2009
F215 26 hp 1999 - 2008
F220D 22 hp 2002 - 2009
F235 28 hp 2002 - 2009
F255 25 hp 2002 - 2009
F265 26 hp 2002 - 2009
F320 32 hp unknown
F360 36 hp unknown
F420 42 hp unknown
FX13D 13 hp unknown
FX17 17 hp unknown
FX20D 23 hp 1984 - 1994
FX22D 25 hp 1984 - 1994
FX24D 28 hp 1984 - 1994
FX26D 26 hp unknown
FX28D 28 hp 2002 - 2009
FX42D 42 hp 2002 - 2009
FX215 21 hp 2002 - 2009
FX235 23 hp 2002 - 2009
FX255 25 hp 2002 - 2009
FX265 26 hp 2002 - 2009
FX285 28 hp 2002 - 2009
FX305 30 hp 2002 - 2009
FX335 33 hp 2002 - 2009
Ke-140 14 hp unknown
Ke-160 16 hp unknown
Ke-200H 20 hp unknown
Lx410 41 hp 2012 -
Lx450 45 hp 2012 -
Lx490 48 hp 2012 -
Lx4100 41 hp 2012 -
Lx4500 45 hp 2012 -
Lx4900 48 hp 2012 -
Sc2400 24 hp 2012 -
Sx3100 31 hp 2012 -
T80 79 hp unknown
YM1601D 20 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1602 20 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1610 20 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1610D 20 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1700 20 hp unknown
YM1700D unknown unknown
YM1702 21 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1720 21 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1800 21 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1802 21 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1810 21 hp 1999 - 2005
YM1820 21 hp 1999 - 2005
YM2000 22 hp 1999 - 2005
YM2000D unknown 1999 - 2005
YM2001 23 hp 1999 - 2005
YM2002 23 hp 1999 - 2002
YM2010 23 hp 1999 - 2002
YM2020 23 hp 1999 - 2005
YM2200 27 hp unknown
YM2210 25 hp 1999 - 2003
YM2210D 25 hp unknown
YM2220 25 hp
YM2310 26 hp 1999 - 2003
YM2310D 26 hp unknown
YM2402 23 hp 1999 - 2003
YM2420 28 hp 1999 - 2003
YM2500 27 hp 1999 - 2003
YM2610 30 hp 1999 - 2003
YM2620 30 hp 1999 - 2003
YM2820 33 hp 1999 - 2005
YM3000 33 hp 1999 - 2003
YM3110 30 hp 1999 - 2003
YM3220 41 hp 1999 - 2003
YM3810 42 hp 1999 - 2003

ReferencesEdit

base article from wikipedia - to be rewriten, and model range added (UK) Much of the content of this article comes from the corresponding Japanese-language Wikipedia article (retrieved April 6, 2006).

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