Tag Archives: Indoor excavator

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