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TAKEUCHI TL6R LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TRACK LOADER

When it comes to all-round performance, contractors and operators are looking for the most compact equipment that’s going to reliably deliver the most power when using any ground-engaging tools and attachments.

The Takeuchi TL6R compact track loader has finally arrived and will satisfy the demands of owners of the highly popular TL120 and TL220 models, who have been eagerly waiting on the release of this gutsy new machine.

This is the latest model from this Japanese equipment manufacturer which has established a global reputation for its innovative, high quality engineering, superb performance and machines that provide superior operator comfort and investment value. Takeuchi pioneered the mini crawler loader, releasing their TL15 and TL 20 models in 1986…way before rubber tracks were introduced.

Advanced technology
Representing a significant advance in technology and construction compared with earlier models, the radial-lift Takeuchi TL6R compact track loader is small enough for easy truck or trailer loading for road transport to and from job sites. Despite its compact design, it packs a punch in the power department, while its cleverly designed cabin easily accommodates generously proportioned operators.

One of the first things you notice is the low-profile cabin height of 1975mm; low enough to allow the loader to be driven through the door openings in most residential carports and garages. This feature is great when a landscaper or plumbing contractor needs access to the back yard of an existing structure where materials need to be hauled from a street kerb.

Staying in control
Ask any operator and they’ll tell you that power and positive controls are what makes the job easier. The TL6R is equipped with a powerful tier 4 final 48kW engine. The loader’s active power control helps operators to maintain maximum engine power for optimal performance in all ground conditions and while using a range of attachments.

Takeuchi engineers have also focused on control systems by fitting the TL6R with a redesigned hydraulic pilot control system that gives the machine’s operator a comfortable, positive feel that enables very direct and precise operation. The Takeuchi joystick system has been widely regarded as one of the industry’s best and has been further refined in the TL6R.

The loader’s power plant enables the machine to comfortably handle an impressive 835kg operating load (rated at just 35 percent of tipping), while safety is first and foremost with the provision of a built-in reversing camera displaying an expansive view of what lies behind, via a large 5.7-inch LCD dash panel screen.

Reduction of cabin sound levels and vibration has also been a redesign objective, achieved by re-engineering an already sophisticated design undercarriage and quiet ride tracks.

Sharing a new undercarriage design with other recent model Takeuchi track loaders, the triple flange track rollers used in the TL6R have been redesigned to minimise the de-tracking risk for those times when an operator may forget to make wider turns, traverses slopes sideways or encounters other conditions that may cause this costly and time-consuming track issue.

Operator comfort
For low light conditions, illumination has been enhanced with large LED work lights that improve the level of low-light visibility, while reducing power consumption. For the operator’s comfort, a new design full-size suspension high back seat gives additional support and further reduces vibration to reduce fatigue and make the work space more comfortable. For operators completing a full day shift, there are cup holders, a phone charging port and a radio.

Changing attachments is also effortless by using the hydraulic quick hitch. The operator doesn’t have to manually unlock the hitch to change attachments. Additional efficiency is provided by a wiring harness that allows electrically controlled attachments to be plugged straight in without the added cost of wiring them into the machine.

Its size, power and features make the Takeuchi TL6R compact excavator the perfect choice for professional landscapers, builders, general contractors and rental companies.

The Takeuchi TL6R compact track loader at a glance:
• Total weight 3,530 kg
• Tipping load 2,390kg
• Machine width 153 cm
• Rated operating capacity 835 kg
• Bucket breakout force 326.4 kN
• Ground pressure 34.8 kPa

TAKEUCHI® TB230 DELIVERS FOR FENECH

The first Takeuchi TB230 excavator in Australia was delivered about one year ago.

For the last 25 years, Fenech Groundworx has been preparing residential construction sites for building companies. They undertake concrete preparation works for driveways and footpaths. As well as working for builders, they carry out landscaping, concreting and retaining walls for home owners.

Last year, Steve Fenech took delivery of Australia’s first Takeuchi TB230 excavator. He expected it to produce the high performance needed to perform a wide variety of challenging tasks. Continue reading

MORE TAKEUCH CHOICE IN VERTICAL LIFT LOADERS

Anyone in the market for a new track loader will be interested in this latest model from the Japanese manufacturer Takeuchi. Last year, the Australian distributor Semco released a vertical lift version of the successful Takeuchi TL12 model and now is following up with another vertical lift model, the TL10V2.

Weighing in at 4,585 kilograms, performance is characterised by greater lift arm and bucket break out force, making the TL10V2 one of the most capable track loaders in its class. Continue reading

Video shows Takeuchi TL12V2 – Largest in class

VIDEO: Takeuchi TL12V2 rubber tracked loader “largest in its class”

http://www.constructionsales.com.au/editorial/details/video-takeuchi-tl12v2-rubber-tracked-loader-largest-in-its-class-107375/

Takeuchi says its largest skid steer offering has one of the highest safe working load (SWL) in the market.

At the Diesel Dirt and Turf show in Penrith (NSW) in April, Takeuchi had on display its range topping TL12V2 compact tracked loader, its first vertical lift model in the range.

With a SWL of 1865kg, the loader is claimed to be the “largest and most powerful in its class”.

TAKEUCHI TB210R -NOT YOUR NORMAL CLUB VISITOR!

A local club is a community hub for meeting and social activities. As members age, stairs may pose a problem. Sydney’s Gladesville Bowling and Sports Club is improving access for its less mobile visitors by replacing stairs with a new elevator. KangEx specialises in tight access excavations and was sub-contracted to undertake the excavation work for construction of the new lift shaft.

Demolishing the existing staircase and excavating to prepare concrete works for the new elevator is via an internal bar area with a standard door opening. In addition to tight access, the bar area’s carpets and fittings needed to be protected while equipment is driven through to the works site. Continue reading

TAKEUCHI TB216H ELECTRIC HYBRID EXCAVATOR

Flicking the switch on new Takeuchi Hybrid Excavator

Semco is introducing a hybrid version of its highly popular TB 216 mini excavator to test the market and determine future demand which may pave the way for hybrid versions of other models in the near future.

Excavators powered by electricity have been used in Europe for some time. About ten years ago in Paris, Takeuchi exhibited their fully electric model TB016. However, the high cost of batteries at that time (and still today) has inhibited the general market acceptance of these models. Continue reading

NIMBLE, POWERFUL TAKEUCHI TB210R FOR TOUGH LANDSCAPING

 Does size matter? Ask any landscape contractor who has to negotiate a site to move supplies, position rockeries, stonework or masonry, cut through old tree roots, break up degraded concrete or asphalt paths and driveways and there is your answer.

Many landscaping jobsites present unexpected challenges that may delay your targeted completion time. Having the right tools for these situations may often be the deciding factor on whether or not your job delivers your budgeted profit.

Mini excavators and their tools can be a valuable asset on larger jobs when it comes to preparation for laying drainage lines under new turf and gardens, trenching foundations for retaining walls, removing small tree stumps or ripping up old paving. The right size trenching bucket, post drilling auger or rock breaker that is matched to the machine’s capabilities helps you manage the unexpected.

On one hand, it’s fine to have super compact machinery, however you also need sufficient power for the sheer grunt needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

The Takeuchi® TB210R excavator is a prime example of a small yet powerful machine which professional landscapers may find valuable to have in their equipment fleet. This machine weighs a useful 1,150 kg and the machine’s 750 mm wide tracks are able to be hydraulically expanded up to 1,020mm.

Safety is foremost, thanks to an integrated fold-down ROPS. Even the toughest jobs can be tackled with specially matched attachments – all driven by a gutsy, smooth and quiet Kubota 8.6kW three-cylinder diesel engine.

Takeuchi designers have ensured ease of operation and dexterity by incorporating full hydraulic servo levers and controls with a have a two-pattern change over selector. The TB210R is solidly constructed with all steel fabricated body parts, making it an attractive and robust proposition for contractors whose machines are in constant use.

 Transporting your TB 210R between jobs is not a problem. Even with the trailer loaded with a set of buckets and hitch, gross weight is approximately 1.3 tonnes, allowing the machine to be towed using a conventional utility or a family sedan without special electronic braking.

 

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GUTSY NEW TAKEUCHI® TL12v2 SPEEDS SITE PREPARATION

Cut and fill for residential construction sites often present some unexpected challenges. Dealing with hard tasks such as removing embedded rock fragments, pulling out old concrete or just plain stubborn hard-packed clay can add unnecessary time to a routine task.
In these highly competitive days, you don’t need additional equipment on site to deal with some of these challenges, so having a powerful machine that handles tougher sites made perfect sense for Sydney’s Borg Civil.
Already with a fleet of Takeuchi loaders, the company decided to try the new Takeuchi TL12v2 vertical lift track loader which is an entirely new machine with additional power and a very handy high bucket lift capability.
The addition of a rear ripper bar which is monitored by the rear camera completed the package.
A residential construction site in Southwest Sydney showed that this one machine could easily and very quickly complete a typical cut and fill operation to prepare for a concrete slab.
Borg Civil’s operations manager Jerry Zoric said “we have had the new Takeuchi loader for just a couple of months. We have four Takeuchi radial lift loaders and thought it was worth trying this new TL12v2 vertical lift machine to see how it performed. It is a standard factory fitted machine with the addition of the ripper bars which we need for situations such as we are experiencing today.
“Were impressed with the construction specification – – reverse cameras and the excellent appointments in the cabin. It’s a great machine and has more than enough power needed for this type of application.
We’re particularly impressed with the height of the vertical lift which enables us to pile spoil quite high within a constrained footprint which makes it easy for loading the truck.
The high lift lets us get the bucket right over the edge of the truck to quickly load.
“While the cabin is just 77 millimetres wider than the standard TL 12 model, it feels a lot bigger and there has obviously been a lot of thought what into placement of controls and the ease in which all functions can be selected and manipulated.
“From an operator’s viewpoint, it’s considerably more comfortable. Placement of the lifting booms has been well-designed to optimise operator visibility, which is a real bonus when you’re working the bucket to cut to tight mark out lines.
“Our machines are used for contract work so they used constantly and need to be super reliable to help us meet our tight timelines.
Weighing in at just under six tonnes, this loader is claimed to be the largest and most powerful machine in its class. Delivering up to 45-percent greater operating capacity over the current TL12 radial lift model, this machine has been virtually redesigned from the ground up.
Powering the loader and its systems is a Kubota 3.8 litre diesel engine that produces 81.8 kW and compliant with U.S. EPA Final Tier 4 /EU Stage IV emissions.
There’s an electrical harness that runs down the loader’s frame that plugs into the hand control. This means you can operate attachments that require electrical functions such as a tilting dozer blade, laser blade or a profiler.
Because the engine is electronically controlled, the operator is able to select engine functions through the dash panel. This includes adjustment of horsepower or selection of economy mode for fuel economy when undertaking light duty work.
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Takeuchi at Smart Hire

EXCAVATOR FOCUS WORKS FOR SMART HIRE  

 

How do you increase your profile in the crowded hire and rental business? For Smart Hire, the answer is not complicated: specialise in supplying equipment that most of your customers need.

“With customer service being the cornerstone of a successful hire and rental businesses, it often pays to have a specialisation where your business can become well-known in a particular field of expertise”, said owners Hein and Veronica Otten.

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TB2150 excavator

TAKEUCHI® TB2150: SWINGING EFFICIENCY YOUR WAY

Engineering design that’s truly responsive to the needs of operators 
In an ideal world, the tools available to earthmoving contractors would have loads of power to tackle almost any task; be extremely manoeuvrable, compliant with the most stringent engine emission requirements and be comfortable enough for an operator to work efficiently all day long in any climatic conditions.
Some construction sites are not easy to access and manoeuvre the heavy equipment needed to get the job done, however the latest excavator release from Takeuchi, the TB2150, is a totally different design that will tick most of the boxes for the “wish list” of experienced earthmoving contractors.

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