When you buy big equipment with diesel power, there’s a good chance it’s powered by a Yanmar engine. Although famous for their engines, they also have their own line of tractors, including the sub-compact 324 series. They’re designed for taking care of properties ranging from 3 – 5 acres with a line of accessories to do everything from mow to dig while delivering professional performance and reliability.
The 324 is powered by a 3TNV80F three cylinder liquid-cooled diesel displacing 1.26 liters. It produces 21.7 hp and 45 lb-ft. of torque, and meets Tier 4 emissions requirements without needing a diesel particulate filter. The motor is connected to a dual hydraulic pump that moves up to 4.3 gallons (16.1 liters) per minute to the PTO, equivalent to 18.1 hp, and a 3.7 GPM pump for the hydraulic power steering. This is enough power for the Category 1 3-point hitch to lift up to 1,209 lbs. (548 kg.) The 324 is also front-end loader capable with a built-in quick hitch, and can be used with a mid-mounted mower deck. The PTO is engaged electronically from the operator’s position.
Motivation is provided by a dual range hydrostatic transmission that can propel the tractor to a top speed of 12.3 mph (19.6 km/h) in high gear. Thanks to side by side transmission pedals, going from forward to reverse is just a matter of moving your foot. The compact size of this tractor gives it an 8.5 foot turning radius, while selectable all wheel drive ensures plenty of traction.
The full frame chassis reduces vibration and noise for improved operator comfort, as does the high back seat and dual arm rests. Combined with a cast iron transmission and front axle, the structure is built to be just as durable as the engine. Yanmar guarantees the entire tractor for two years or 2,000 hours of operation.
A tractor is only as good as the tools it can use. Fortunately, Yanmar has you covered with factory attachments that cover most common land management tasks.
The YL210 curved boom front loader lifts up to 79 inches (2,000 mm) at the pivot point and can reach 53 inches (1,355 mm) ahead of the tractor when on the ground. It can dig up to 3.9 inches (100 mm) deep.
The B65 backhoe can dig up to 76.5 inches (1,943 mm) deep and load from a height of up to 60 inches (1,524 mm.) The bucket can exert up to 2,036 lbs. (923.5 kg) of force, and can swing 150 degrees.
The M60 mid-mount mower has three blades providing 60 inches (1,524 mm) of cutting width, while the deck can be set to mow to a height ranging from 1 – 4 inches (25.4-101.6 inches.)
Yanmar also offers front blade, front broom, and snow blower attachments. Along with these factory tools, the three point hitch allows this tractor to use a wide range of aftermarket attachments.
The Yanmar 324 can be ordered by itself, or it can come equipped with different attachments straight from the factory depending on the model:
TL – Front loader
TD – Mower
TLD – Front loader and mower
TLB – Front loader and backhoe
Where to Get Parts and Accessories for Your Yanmar
Shank’s Lawn Equipment is a certified dealer for all Yanmar USA products including engines and tractors like the 324. We can service your tractor and provide the parts you need to keep it running. Visit our shop at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s just off Rt. 11, or you can take Exit 10 to Marion from Interstate 81.
Don’t live nearby? We can still ship any part or accessory you need for your tractor across the U.S. and Canada. Visit us online at www.shankslawn.com.