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TL12R2 Impact Earthworx

TAKEUCHI® TL12R2 TRACK LOADER MAKES A BIG IMPACT

Super tough and reliable TL12R2 delivers productivity for earthworks contractor.

Growing up in a family of earthworks contractors and a working life in the earthworks industry, it was a natural progression for Paul Azzopardi to set up his own contracting business four years ago.

As Impact Earthworx, Paul’s business provides site preparation earthworks with a focus on the newer and rapidly expanding residential subdivisions across Sydney’s north-western suburbs.

Rugged equipment needed

“When starting a new business, I knew that investing in rugged, reliable machinery was the best approach that would ensure I could deliver the service demanded by customers. You need to get the job done quickly, on time and need equipment that’s not going to burden you with costly downtime”, Paul said.

“My first machine was a Takeuchi TL250, a machine that performed perfectly for precision cutting out and levelling sites for foundations. We found it ideal for our type of work because of its strength of construction, power and versatility.”

When the time came for Paul to upgrade, he spent time checking out the latest machines to see if there were more productive options available.

“After looking around to compare the market, it quickly became apparent the obvious choice was the latest Takeuchi TL12R2. I was particularly attracted to the radial lift boom configuration which suits the way I work, together with the stronger breakout force compared with the earlier model.

“Basically, I can’t fault the machine. It has a lot more comfort than the earlier model and retains the durability of the TL250, a feature that tops my list of requirements.

Heavy bucket does the job

“The TL12R uses a Norm 4-in-1 pro bucket; great for our work because it’s bigger and heavier than the standard bucket. Being heavier, I can put more weight on the ground surface. It took a bit of getting used to, however once mastering it, I found you can get a lot more power into the ground. The bigger, heavier bucket lets you work more efficiently by using the full potential of the 81.8 kW power of the TL12R2 loader.

TL12R2 wit hripper bar“Adding the optional ripper bar has also proven to be a great decision as I can save considerable time by very quickly softening stubborn, impacted clay and earth to make the task of removing top layer spoil so much faster and with better precision.

“In terms of comfort, the cabin is a lot bigger than that of the TL250 and the air conditioning system works brilliantly. The controls are well laid out and so easy to use. I have looked at many other machines and have found their controls can’t compare with those of the Takeuchi machine.

“Takeuchi controls are unique and give you amazing feel for the machine, knowing it will respond accurately and instantly to whatever it is asked to perform. Most other machines don’t give you the same feel of the controls.

Really comfortable for the operator

“The protective screen is well designed for good visibility and having the new track makes the ride much more comfortable. Track rollers are now highly cushioned from ground impact and vibration by the 40 mm of rubber track backing that is in contact with the rollers. When you’re working the machine for hours, this makes a huge difference to how you feel at the end of the day”, Paul added.

Further information on the new Takeuchi TL12R2, and the complete range of Takeuchi machines is available at www.takeuchi.com.au or 1300 024 157.

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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