Megson Utilities invests in state-of-the-art Yanmar canopy excavators


Leading utility connections specialist, Megson Utilities, has invested in four new Yanmar SV18 canopy excavators and matching plant trailers. The versatile new models will be used for groundwork applications in utility connection projects across West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

Purchased from MTS Plant, Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA’s dealer for Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and the central belt of Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh), the state-of-the-art models are compact, productive and have been designed with the operator firmly in mind.

Featuring Yanmar’s next-generation 12.9hp 3TNV70-VBA2 diesel engine, the SV18 delivers 51.4nm torque at 1,500rpm. Powerful and efficient, operators benefit from class-leading cycle times, quiet operation and impressive fuel efficiency. Thanks to its compact dimensions and short swing radius, the model delivers outstanding performance even in the tightest spaces.

Customised in keeping with the Megson Utilities brand, the four new models feature a bespoke black livery and branding graphics installed locally by MTS Plant.

Kevin Megson, managing director of Megson Utilities, commented: “When it comes to specifying new plant equipment, power, performance and reliability are key. The perfect blend of Japanese design and European build quality, the SV18 is stylish, sophisticated and guarantees exceptional productivity.

“Since taking delivery of our new models, we’ve been hugely impressed with their performance and versatility. From next-generation in-cab operator technologies, to a flow-sharing closed-centre hydraulic system enabling precise operation, they suit our requirements perfectly.

Sarah Black, managing director at MTS Plant, added: “The MTS Plant sales team worked closely with Megson Utilities to advise and support their new machine investment, so have been delighted to hear such positive feedback. The SV18 excavator is a robust and reliable machine, so we’re confident the new models will continue to deliver over and above expectations.

“Being able to specify the models in a custom black livery straight from the factory proved a real benefit. For Kevin and the team, this ensures complete continuity with the Megson Utilities branding.”

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