Takeuchi expands earthmoving lineup with new excavator and updated CTL
Takeuchi has added the TB225 excavator and updated the TL8R compact track loader (now the TL8R2) in its earthmoving lineup.
TB225 compact excavator
The brand-new TB225 features all-steel construction and has an operating weight of 4,993 pounds, a dig depth of 8 feet 5.5 inches, maximum reach of 14 feet 4.2 inches and a bucket breakout force of 4,339 pounds. The undercarriage retracts from 59 to 43.3 inches, allowing the machine to easily navigate jobsites with limited access.
The automatic fuel priming system, auto deceleration and dual element air cleaner, which are standard features for the 19.6-hp Tier 4 Final Yanmar engine, ensure optimal efficiency.
Standard features includes an LCD multi-informational display, automatic load sensing two-speed travel, pilot-operated joystick controls, and a backfill blade with pin-on extensions.
The operator's station features a ROPS/TOPS/OPG protective structure, along with a suspension seat and adjustable arm rests. The large floor with integrated foot rests and ergonomically designed pilot controls keep the operator comfortable. The 2-inch retractable seatbelt, and engine safe start/pilot lockout system further enhance safety.
TL8R2 compact track loader
The all-new redesigned radial lift TL8R2 offers a tipping load of 6,041 pounds with an operating weight of 9,182 pounds (cab) or 8,807 pounds (canopy). Rated operating capacity is 2,116 pounds and 2,314 pounds when equipped with the optional counterweight kit.
This CTL is powered by a 74.3-hp turbocharged Kubota engine with DOC and DPF.
Creep Mode is a standard feature on the TL8R2 models equipped with high-flow auxiliary hydraulics. This feature will enable operators to precisely match the forward speed of the track loader to a particular attachment without having to constantly meter the travel lever. The creep mode function is ideal for attachments that require a consistent, repeatable travel speed, such as a cold planer and trencher.
The fully redesigned operator's station features a 5.7-inch multi-informational colour display with a now-standard rear view camera and a sealed rocker switch bank that helps improve performance and functionality by providing the operator with a wider range of operational information. Other standard equipment includes low-effort pilot controls and proportional auxiliary switches to give the operator the precision needed to work more efficiently.
Better overhead door performance with an improved latching and release system reduces noise and vibration with the door up during machine operation.
According to Takeuchi Product Manager Lee Padgett, ride quality is greatly improved over the TL8R with a fully redesigned quiet ride track and undercarriage system. This new undercarriage design features rubber contact track pads that greatly reduce noise and vibration, double- and triple-flange track rollers that greatly reduce the risk of de-tracking, and a rigid-mount, sloped undercarriage frame that makes cleaning much easier. In addition, the hydraulic drive lines to the travel motors are now internally routed for greater protection from dirt and debris.