When it comes to pint-sized power, look no further than the SY16C mini excavator. Efficient performance in a mini format, this 1.7t excavator is ideal for ‘getting it done’ in tight spaces and on tough jobs.

Engine: Yanmar 3TNV80F
Rated Power: 14.6 kW / 2 400 rpm
Bucket Capacity: 48 L/pm
Operating Mass: 1750 kg
Warranty: 5 Year/5000 hr
Availability: In Stock
Finance: Available now – LEARN MORE

SY16C HOT DEAL: From $20 a day*TOW & GO HOT DEAL: From $26 a day*

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The smallest excavator in our fleet is the compact powerhouse, SANY SY16C. This solid and robust excavator measures just 980mm in width but provides a massive operating weight of 1.75 tonnes. This mini excavator will easily become your best friend and go-to machine for construction on even the toughest jobs as the compact dimensions allow for work in tight and narrow spaces.

The SY16C is ideal for general garden and landscaping construction and working directly inside buildings, thanks to its small size.

This excavator provides many features, they include:

  • Made from high quality technology and components, this machine can guarantee top performance and high levels of operational safety.
  • Economically impressive- has low procurement costs and economic consumption.
  • Extremely user friendly, has comfortable seats and ergonomically designed control in cab with focus on driver comfort
  • Ideal in compact & hard to reach spaces

The SANY SY16C is available under YELLO Finance™, packaged with 3 buckets and half hitch from just $20 per day*!

This excavator is also currently available in our Tow & Go package, which consists of:

  • The SY16C
  • A Sureweld SW2600 trailer
  • Three bucket & half hitch pack

The TOW & GO package is in-stock and available NOW under YELLO Finance™ from just $26 per day*!

*Terms and conditions apply.


Displacement 0.993L
Engine model Yanmar 3TNV80F
Rated power 14.6 kW/ 2400 rpm
Max. depth of blade down 320 mm
Max. digging depth 2360 mm
Max. digging height 3665 mm
Max. digging reach 4000 mm
Max. dumping height 2635 mm
Max. excavating distance 4000mm
Max. ground clearance of blade up 310 mm
Max. vertical digging depth 2215 mm
Min. swing radius 1705 mm
Operating weight 1750kg
Blade height 280 mm
Cab height 470mm
Min. ground clearance 180 mm
Tail swing radius 920 mm
Track length 1585mm
Transport height 2420 mm
Transport length 3575 mm
Transport width 980/1350 mm
Upper width 980 mm
Arm length 1130 mm
Boom length 1810 mm
Bucket capacity 0.04 m³
Track gauge 750/1120 mm
Track width 230 mm
Arm digging force 9.2 kN
Bucket digging force 15.2 kN
Cooling system 3.8L
Engine oil 2.0L
Fuel tank capacity 23L
Gradeability 30°
Ground pressure 29.1kg/cm² / 30.8kg/cm²
Hydraulic tank capacity 21L
Swing speed 10 rpm
Travel speed 3.8/2.2 km/h
Hydraulic motors – swing 10rpm
Hydraulic motors – travel 2.1/3.7km/h
Main pump – maximum flow 48lpm


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