Our most rented machines: The Yanmar CBL40

Everyday when we take calls from customers we spend most of our time talking about a job or task that has to be done.  Often people will ask for a specific piece of equipment – but that’s not the whole story.  We always follow up with questions because we want to know about what you’re specifically doing so we can offer you the best machine for your job – which is sometimes different from what you’ve heard about.

One of the machines that we often recommend is the Yanmar CBL40.  The main reason is its versatility.


When the CBL40 came out almost 6 years ago it was different in a number of ways.  It wasn’t a farm or utility tractor that Yanmar had just hung a backhoe and loader on.  It had a one-piece frame, huge pin diameters on the loader and backhoe and beefy pillow blocks, a swivel seat so that using the backhoe was seamless, and a one shift lever for low/high range, as well as one for 2/4WD.  Also the hydraulic system of the CBL40 allowed the user to have a constant speed for the digging arm even if another function was engaged.  It was then, and is now, an easy-to-use machine for the novice or the expert user.

Now, the experts might want some stats, so to that end, let us give some to you.  It has a 3-cylinder, turbo-charged engine with a net HP of 35.4.  It’s got a fuel tank for 16.4 gallons and a ground clearance of 1’1.  It’s also got a curb turning radius, without brakes, of 118”.  That last feature speaks to a constant refrain about the CBL40: driveability.

In addition to that driveability – the ability to maneuver well and quickly on any site – the CBL40 also has a good dump height and reach.  That can be really important when you want to easily put loads right in the center of your truck.

For those of you who just need something to help you with some things in your backyard, this machine is perfect for digging holes for electrical lines or drainage, or pulling out the roots of tree stumps, or any other project you can dream up and do…safely!

Whatever your task might be, you’ll always have our unique pricing proposition: rental by the day, not by the hour.  You only pay for the number of days that you have our equipment and you can run it as little or as much as you want.  While this obviously makes things easier for us to keep track of here in the office, we find that our customers also enjoy the simplicity and how it helps them plan and track their own costs.  With all the other moving parts of a given job you are trying to accomplish, we like to be the easy, predictable part of your process.