Fixing up the new Yanmar excavator


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  • Lonely Donut
    Lonely Donut  1 hours back

    what is the music called in the end

    • Jarthelty84
      Jarthelty84  10 hours back

      I gotta say your a beast you can fix anything

      • bradyspace
        bradyspace  20 hours back

        20:55 ... that was tightening, but that works too.

        • Jim Ryan
          Jim Ryan  1 days back

          Watched most of your videos and my comment is "You are an ACE mechanic". I've only witnessed 2 other people in my 73 year history that have your raw talent. Keep the videos coming!

          • louis august
            louis august  1 days back

            Much better than any TV program

            • Michiel Heitlager
              Michiel Heitlager  2 days back

              Hi Andrew, too avoid skin on the paint after you hammer the lid bak you turn over the paint can to fill the gaps soo the thinner will not eskape... sorry for my English, i'm Dutch

              • keweenawbee
                keweenawbee  2 days back

                Thanks for this! I have an SV08 and the thing has paid for itself almost countless times. Slowly but surely.

                • Artie Van
                  Artie Van  2 days back

                  Ever think about asking Yanmar to sponsor your channel? You're a helluva salesman for them.

                  • Quillie Jones
                    Quillie Jones  2 days back

                    Those paint skillz tho!! fire!!

                    • CanineYapper 787
                      CanineYapper 787  3 days back

                      Hey Andrew just wanted to say most videos i see that are 45min to 1hr and 45 min i just click off but ur videos are really entertaining and i stay and watch the whole thing thanks for making ur content so entertaining and u show people how to fix stuff.

                      • davecc0000
                        davecc0000  3 days back

                        Andrew please put a link in the description to any other vids you reference (ie, the quick change bucket mod).

                        Thanks for documenting your very interesting projects.

                        • Johnny Darbyshire
                          Johnny Darbyshire  4 days back


                          • Efthimios Chaskaris
                            Efthimios Chaskaris  5 days back

                            People in China work in awful conditions for pennies, that would be why they were cheap, just saying, if you didn't have cheap labour, this system wouldn't be possible.

                            Now, the people high up make a lot of money. Wouldn't it be better for the third world if they didn't need the high margins? Sure, but why have capitalists at all? They are leeching off the working people. Lets just get rid of them. (Not just the richer, but all the capitalists, even mom and pap capitalists, there is no reason for them to exist)

                            • Paul Okada
                              Paul Okada  5 days back

                              To just the blow torch pull on the trigger and then adjust the two blue flames into one point. That will give the hottest cutting flame.

                              • Ted Pollard
                                Ted Pollard  5 days back

                                Viewer # 601,204

                                • Charles Murphy
                                  Charles Murphy  1 weeks back

                                  It’s quieter with a lot less squeaks when running.

                                  • WinterBornActual
                                    WinterBornActual  1 weeks back

                                    Just finished doing the same thing to an old sledge of mine too!

                                    • WinterBornActual
                                      WinterBornActual  1 weeks back

                                      Just finished doing the same thing to an old sledge of mine too!

                                      • Eli Herman
                                        Eli Herman  1 weeks back

                                        Isn't it dangerous impacting nuts with chrome sockets?

                                        • VX and HE
                                          VX and HE  1 weeks back

                                          Thank Winston Churchill for your tracks and return rollers. The Godfather of the Main Battle Tank.

                                          • goog le
                                            goog le  1 weeks back

                                            I feel like I've gotten something constructive done after just watching one of these videos. These are great!!

                                            • Xaltotun Great
                                              Xaltotun Great  1 weeks back

                                              Great video, Andrew! And, of course, great work! How long did it really take? And what was the sum of the prices of the parts?

                                              • Robert Cirincione
                                                Robert Cirincione  1 weeks back

                                                Yanmars are good machines.

                                                • Gareth Hall
                                                  Gareth Hall  2 weeks back

                                                  Great skills Andrew.

                                                  • Nathan Slocum
                                                    Nathan Slocum  2 weeks back

                                                    Were you able to return the rollers?

                                                  • sparkzzataolcom
                                                    sparkzzataolcom  2 weeks back

                                                    You should let Levi sign the treads, too. You'd probably sell more.

                                                  • starnet36
                                                    starnet36  2 weeks back

                                                    Why not take the grinder to that sledgehammer and polish the steel? I've seen a lot of great restorations on Youtube doing that.

                                                    • All4JesusChrist
                                                      All4JesusChrist  2 weeks back

                                                      having those stop bolts set right is the difference between a cable lasting 1 year or 10 years, when they are not there to stop the lever at the correct setting you will be stretching the cable every time you use the lever, the stop bolt can be adjusted as the cable stretches. This happened to my tractor clutch cable when a mechanic failed to reset the bolt to stop the clutch pedal stopping it broke a new cable in a year.

                                                      • mark spannar
                                                        mark spannar  2 weeks back

                                                        That breather is the same breather they use on Takeuchi’s . I know it could of been bought local. You bought the whole assembly. All ya gotta do is change the filter every 1000 hr’s. the rollers and final also look like a Takeuchi. Good luck bro.

                                                        • Michael DeHaven
                                                          Michael DeHaven  2 weeks back

                                                          How many excavators does this guy have to have? You can only drive one at a time! Boring!

                                                          • DisOrder
                                                            DisOrder  2 weeks back

                                                            Can I hang out with you forever?

                                                            • WillWilla
                                                              WillWilla  2 weeks back

                                                              How much did you pay in shipping

                                                              • M M
                                                                M M  2 weeks back

                                                                Looks great with a fresh new paintjob. If I had one I'd probably paint it green or orange.

                                                                • katari
                                                                  katari  2 weeks back

                                                                  Japanese manufacture, the best

                                                                  • Steve T
                                                                    Steve T  2 weeks back

                                                                    Oh Andrew, I can't believe that you didn't paint that sledge hammer (head) shame on you Nice work on the machine. I can only wonder how much you would have spent if you had to pay someone for all the work you've done yourself

                                                                    • Mudkingz
                                                                      Mudkingz  2 weeks back

                                                                      I like how if its not right he fixes it. people don't do the maintenance anymore just run them into the ground!

                                                                      • Chuck Kovach
                                                                        Chuck Kovach  2 weeks back

                                                                        The thing I like the most about this guy is that he isn't one of these self-absorbed youtube e-celebs trying to shill you a product. Just a dude busting his ass and getting it done without complaining. The world needs more of that

                                                                        • expo
                                                                          expo  2 weeks back

                                                                          I just want to jump in there and give you a hand with those 2 men and a dog jobs. You do well regardless Andrew.

                                                                          • David K
                                                                            David K  2 weeks back

                                                                            I learn so much from Andrew. He just gets in with stuff. Nothing fazes him. Very clear and focused.

                                                                            Makes these amazing videos and then edits them for all to see


                                                                            • Colonial Roofing of North Carolina

                                                                              I wouldn't say it's as good as a Volvo or cat in that size but for the same size it's a good machine, if you out the yanmar beside the cat in the same size I'd say they do the same job and the yanmar is a little cheaper, of course for me buying American made is alot more important to me than some and I have no bones about it, just my preference, but yanmar is a great machine and their engines as well

                                                                              • Matt Smith
                                                                                Matt Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                                Nice work Andrew. I want a small track hoe like this. Thanks for the video.

                                                                                • HKM _
                                                                                  HKM _  3 weeks back

                                                                                  One of my favorite channels, great content!

                                                                                  • Toruk8Makto
                                                                                    Toruk8Makto  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Fixing old stuff is it cheaper than buying a new one?

                                                                                    • Toruk8Makto
                                                                                      Toruk8Makto  2 weeks back

                                                                                      @Flyboy that is a very good answer thank you very much.

                                                                                    • Flyboy
                                                                                      Flyboy  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. Largely depends on what price you put on your time.

                                                                                  • Ray Clark
                                                                                    Ray Clark  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Andrew your video proves beyond a doubt that being a Jack of all trades doesn't have to mean a master of none:)

                                                                                    • John Kruton
                                                                                      John Kruton  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Crud, I need this machine to make me money!. Let me fix it and just show YouTube how its done!...If they like it great. If not great. Oh let me change these buckets real quick. Man, I’d take a week just to obsess about it. He shows welding as practical...As a new hobbyist welder I clean and grind and make pretty....Not Andrew, just weld it no time for that. If it breaks later we weld it again!....such an inspiration about practical money making techniques and not worrying to much about the crap that don’t really matter in the big picture.

                                                                                      • John Kruton
                                                                                        John Kruton  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I recently found Andrew via YouTube recommended. I love using tools and heavy equipment but it isn’t my job or hobby. He inspires me more to finish my home renovation and other hobbies. His work ethic and attention to detail and common sense is why I think, we all like to watch. Some opinions say “ hack” or whatever but I say Practical. He’s the guy that the “millionaire next door” book guys say is the next millionaire next door. I think multi millionaire......Please keep being you Andrew, I pay for premium so no ads and If and when I actually submit a video I will monetize. I do need the money. Yanmar, IHII, Miller should throw machines at him for the fact that 6 months after a video is released he is usually 90 percent or over on subscribers to watched ratio. He inspires me to blow money on the things he uses just because I believe I might be able to accomplish half of what he does. Thanks to you and your family and “chutzpah”

                                                                                        • Michael Martinez
                                                                                          Michael Martinez  3 weeks back

                                                                                          on 18:56 till 20:34 you can see him go from "please come out" to " you should have listened" to "can't be tight if it's liquid" lol

                                                                                          • Terry Jenkins
                                                                                            Terry Jenkins  3 weeks back

                                                                                            That bolt is a limit for how hard you can pull on that cable before you stretch or break it.