Bought a Yanmar B5 today,What is it??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by redhornet, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. redhornet

    redhornet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Well I know its a mini ex,but thats about it,I dont know the dig depth,horsepower,or anything else,the google search didnt tell me anything,I dont even know what year it is.anybody know these things??

    the serial# is 00545.

  2. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 906

    check out machinery trader, you can search by model,(for sale units) usually lots of usful info there.
  3. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Why would you buy something and not even know what it is!!!:dizzy: :dizzy:
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    The B5 is a great excavator. I spent many many hours in one last year.

    Its dated, has no travel pedels, and has backhoe style sticks, but I bet the price was right :)

    Its hard to find specs on the old Yanmars, since Yanmar barely has specs on their new ones on the net.

    I'd say a B5 has 10-11ft dig depth. Thats about as much as I know. Our rental beater had plenty of power though.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Oh man those B5's can be had for so little, straight money makers if you can keep them running. A buddy of mine has an IHI, almost the same thing, but not quite, still grey and beat to hell but works hard just about every day. Those Japanese machines run forever on cheap parts and are fine as long as you can get past backhoe controls and no travel pedals. Whatever gets the job done.

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